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Wortham Center

Address: Houston, TX (Downtown)
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Ranked #25 of 449 things to do in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: This majestic theater houses the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera.
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This majestic theater houses the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera.
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Galveston Island, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My first visit to the Wortham Center will not be my last!!! What a beautiful venue. I attended an event in the small auditorium and didn't realize until later that there were twice as many people in the large auditorium. The ushers were friendly and well organized. The bathrooms were clean and plentiful. GREAT JOB to all who made the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The Wortham Center was massive looking from the outside. We went to see the Nutcracker. There were events in both theatres that night and the employees seemed to be very organized. We had no problems in getting to the correct theatre and finding our seats. Very enjoyable.

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Wow! The Houston ballet preformed for one NITE at the Jubilee last week and it was fabulous. How difficult is it to dance one performance one NITE! Words cannot describe how talented the HB IS. We were asked for dinner with the dancers on stage after the ballet and what a treat. Lucky Houston JAW

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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have gone to the Wortham to see the ballet for 9 years now. We love it!. The tree at Christmas time is amazing!!! The food is expensive, like $3 for a regular size bottle of water but good. Service is outstanding. Everyone is very helpful. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because of the seating. If... More 

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Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My daughter and I went to see the Houston Ballet perform Shakespeare's comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Wortham is always a pleasure because of its acoustics and visibility from every comfortable seat. I love the elegant lobby, the grand escalator, the red carpets everywhere, the helpful ushers and staff, the yummy food and drinks. I especially enjoy the easy... More 

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Houston, Texas
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139 reviews 139 reviews
51 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I have been to many things in both of the theaters at the Wortham, and have always enjoyed good viewing, good acoustics, and a beautiful setting. There is often a buffet available before performances, always a bar. Seating is comfortable and easily accessible.

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Burlington, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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