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Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

800 Bagby Street, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77002 (Downtown)
713.315.2400; box office: 713.315.2525
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Ranked #6 of 126 Attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We saw the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for the second time - first at Radio City a couple of years ago. It was a great show as expected, but since this about the venue, I will stick to it. Because it is a modern theatre, they incorporated all of the nice to haves not found in most theatres. The restrooms... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We saw the noon matinee and it was fantastic. We arrived 35 minutes early and found ample parking in the garage for 10.00. They do have valet if you have people unable to walk very far. We had seats on row A of center mezzanine and loved it. However, there were about 15 steps going down to row A which... More 

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Houston, Texas
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We saw The Rockettes, here and it was awesome! We loved it. Doesn't look like there is a bad seat in the house. Love the set up here.

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Houston, Texas
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45 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We see shows at the Hobby Center multiple times a year and it is an excellent theatre and shows Houston can compete with New York. Parking is easy - it's $10 self park behind the enter and or $20 to valet. Self park as the valet takes time after the show. The theatre itself is beautiful and not small nor... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We attended the Radio City show and sat in Row L Seats 11 and 12. These are very close to our season tickets in row M seats 5 & 6. The Hobby Center is a very good show venue. The onsite $10 parking garage is easily accessed from I45 via Rusk. It has 800 spaces and we have never had... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I recently saw the touring Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular here, We were seated in the Center Mezzanine and the seats had a good view of the stage for most of the scenes, although for some of the scenes the angle/perspective would have been better from the Orchestra section. Sound was not an issue (microphones). A couple of things... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The Hobby Center provides a wonderful venue for showcasing Broadway performances (in this case, the Rockettes' Christmas Show). Seating is comfortable, with good views of the stage from almost every seat. The sound system is excellent, providing a good balance between the live orchestra and on-stage performance. Vocals are clear and crisp; music sounds solid - no tinny reproduction here!... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I came. I saw. I though, what's the big deal. It could be such a wonderful space . . . I am being forced by TripAdvisor to write more. That's stupid.

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Eat at the beautiful restaurant attached to the Theatre - Artista at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts on 800 Bagby Street. The Argentine Cuisine is also Contemporary American food at a Price range of $31 to $50. We saw the rarely performed ode by Carl Phillipp Emanuel Bach, his younger brother Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach’s cantata Die Amerikanerin,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

There is so much theatre in Houston and the Hobby Center is one of the best. TUTS has the most wonderful musicals and there is something for all ages. We have the Rockets coming for a Holiday Show in December and what else could get you into the happiness for the holidays.

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