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Wortham Center

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Address: 501 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
Phone Number: +1 832-487-7000
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This majestic theater houses the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand...

This majestic theater houses the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera.

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A great addition to Houston's cultural resources

The Wortham Center is one of the great opera houses in North America. Housing the Brown and Cullen theaters, this majestic building was designed with state-of-the-art facilities... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wortham Center is one of the great opera houses in North America. Housing the Brown and Cullen theaters, this majestic building was designed with state-of-the-art facilities for rehearsal and performance. It shares parking with the rest of Downtown's Civic Center and is surrounded by other theaters, restaurants and bars. The large esplanade in front of the Wortham serves as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attend the Nutcracker every year for the past 12 years and we really enjoy it. This year is the new production of the Nutcracker and it was a AMAZING! So much better - and I really liked the previous production - but this fresh, more engaging, whimsical, and beautifully performed. They have a lot of children in the ballet... More 

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Kingwood, TX, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

It is so good place that we became a member for years. I have seen many operas and ballets here that we as family think they are first class. The artistic and music director bring many many great operas. He conducts some most difficult operas. I do not know how to express what a grate place this is. Every year... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

At first glance you don't see it right away, you have to listen for the water running. Once you find it, its a great place to relax among the busy city traffic and take pictures.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Such a waste. It would of been nice if it worked for once. Not sure why it's not working but. Lot of people were disappointed.

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Coral springs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

Even if you're not going into the Wortham for a play or musical, even the outside is worth a look! Their gazebo like brick structure that overlooks the water-down structure is defensively one you should take a look while in the area.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

Venue is great, have sat in various places and seats have always been comfortable. Food and drink is good and reasonably priced. Plenty of parking but find the signs are not very clear in some parts of the garage on how to get to the Wortham Centre.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

I was fortunate enough to visit the entire Center. However, I was not aware of the beautiful water feature until after the fact. I was in town for the weekend and I went to two separate functions in the facility. It is important to note that there are two theaters in the facility: Brown and Cullen. I went to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have seen numerous operas and ballets at the Wortham Center and find its acoustics and visual accessibility to be worthy of the international artists who perform here regularly.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

Little confusing to get to for first timers but worth the confusion. Much thought went into the design of the Wortham theaters. Sight lines, sound, lighting, seating - all very good. If you have a chance to see a show here, go.

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