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Wortham Center

Houston, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #18 of 175 Attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Description: This majestic theater houses the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera.
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I went to the Cullen Theatre in the Wortham Center to see the fantastic show "Marilyn:Forever Blonde”. The show was outstanding and so was the theatre. Houston is blessed with a large supply of world class theatres. The Wortham Center is world class. Big theatres, mid size theatres all in one. Well situated. Very well run. A very pleasant experience... More

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Dallas, Texas
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121 reviews 121 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Large enough to seat a sizable audience, yet small enough to ensure an intimate theatre experience. I attended an evening with Bette Midler as part of the Brilliant Lecture Series, and it was just like having a conversation with an old friend in front of the fireplace. The balcony seats are well placed, and comfortable..although the stairs are steep and... More

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I grow weary of ambitious architects who create designs for music halls that will only be dated in a decade. how many "mistakes from the 70s" must we endure. Not so with the Wrotham Center. Unlike is grotesque cousin the Hobby Center, the Wortham is evocative of a European Opera House with a slight Texas accent. Sightlines are fantastic and... More

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AUSTIN
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The most important thing for a theater is comfortable seats with a good food which the Wortham Center has. Nothing to fancy about the theater itself. Its in the northwest corner of downtown near the Bayou Center but otherwise not near too many other dining options; hence, four stars instead of five.

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Houston, Texas
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421 reviews 421 reviews
101 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Now normally when we go to The Wortham Theater we have a splendid time however this past Friday was terrible. It was a production by The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of The Sorcerer. It was awful and I mean awful! We left about 30 mins into it! It was a mess from the beginning ...when we went to pickup our... More

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the home of the Houston Ballet Company... I have never been a fan of the Ballet till last year... Oh what a surprise.. The talent of the dancers and the music of the orchestra is excellent. I now have season tickets.. See one and you can become HOOKED.

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went to the ballet for years, they are not up to a tour d' force of performing Ravel works, good, but not great. They are more of a Tchaikovsky 1,2,3 , dance tempo. A standard family ballet who cannot compete with the creativity and daring of a European troupe. Their Dracula was very good, Rites of Spring and Daphnes et... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Saw "Swan Lake". This performance was outstanding. If you've never been to the ballet, this is a great first one to see. It is quite long, so maybe not great for young children.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was a beautiful theater and even had a restaurant inside that served a light meal. There were many tables so there was not a problem with seating. Everyone was polite and the art exhibits in the foyers added a touch of class to an already classy theater.

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Houston, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My daughter and I attended the Swan Lake Ballet at this theater and from the parking, to the seating, to the show, service and staff attitude was first class! It seemed everyone bent over backwards to see that we had a lovely evening, It was my daughter's first experience at a professional ballet (we have seen many community productions) and... More

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