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Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 800 Bagby Street, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77002
Phone Number: 713.315.2400; box office: 713.315.2525
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Loved how they kept the ladies room line MOVING along at intermission! ha! I don't know how they did it but they had us women moving so fast in line we could even get a drink... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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184 reviews 184 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Loved how they kept the ladies room line MOVING along at intermission! ha! I don't know how they did it but they had us women moving so fast in line we could even get a drink before the play started up again! :) loved it! We saw Mamma Mia - excellent chick musical. Fun evening.

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Conroe, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Hobby Center in downtown Houston is reminiscent of a gorgeous theater you'd see in New York City. It is visually appealing with attention to detail in the architecture. Felt like I was watching a Broadway show due to the wonderful talent and I can see they have a variety of shows that are brought to the Hobby Center. Something... More 

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Houston,TX
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We went to see Once! at the Hobby Center. If you go, make reservations to the restaurant located in the Hobby Center called Artista. You have to make reservations and it's worth it. Get there early avoid the traffic have a glass of wine, dinner and go to the show. We really enjoyed the show.

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Well passing through Houston we went to the theater and saw the musical Kinky Boots. We love the show and thought the theater was beautiful. There were people from all walks of life coming together to watch live theater. We were able to go online to the theater's website and buy two tickets on the aisle in the sixth row... More 

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Houston, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Loved the show, loved the theater. Very clean and comfy. Very packed theater, but seemed to handle it well. Dont try to get a drink; long wait and pricey.

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Houston, Texas
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I took my students to this place for a field experience and they enjoyed it. The seating was great, you could still see the stage from high above. I will definitely go back to this place for other performance!

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Humble, Texas
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went to see the Rockettes - opening night - at the Hobby center. It was a great performance and a really great venue. The center is layed out in such a way that after the perfromance, we were able to enjoy the ambiance of the crowd and decor from the upper levels....and then again in the lower. Great treat... More 

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I have seen 10+ musicals at the Hobby Center and it is great to see musicals here! My favorite musicals have been Wicked, Jersey Boys and Book of Mormon. The views are good even from the balcony. Sitting up close is nice as well. The prices compared to other cities are very reasonable. Highly recommend going here!

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

I took my mother to see the radio city rockettes. The facility was great. Every seat had a grand view of the performance.

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Houston, TX
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This review is for the (Radio City Music Hall “Rockettes” Christmas Spectacular) in the Hobby Theater ~ Dec 2014. The Hobby parking garage filled up fast and was full 45 minutes prior to the show starting. This is the norm for Hobby Theater and other shows I have been to. I did noticed the Hobby was still accepting valet parking... More 

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