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Wortham Center

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This majestic theater houses the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera.
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501 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002-2738
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I go to the Nutcracker every year in Houston. I live in the Austin area, but this place is so much better! We have the founders box and I wouldn't use any other seats. I am short, my husband is very tall, so being in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank raleightx
Reviewed December 20, 2018

Went to see the Nutcracker. Lovely building and the ballet was fantastic. The venue is very comfortable and well managed. Parking is close by and views from the seats are great. Would enjoy going to see other performance there as it is any easy venue...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tleeEvans
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful theater. Just reopened after the closure due to Hurricane Harvey. The staff and all us patrons were very happy to be back. It is a family tradition we done for over 20 years. I highly recommend it. The performance of The new Nurcracker was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

We attended the Nutcracker ballet matinee performance on a Sunday afternoon. Very easily accessible. What a grand space! We had seats in the nosebleed seats on the sixth level. Somewhat unnerving with induction of a vertiginous feeling when first seated. Well, in spite of all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

There’s something to be said for opera performed in historic venues, as in Chicago and San Francisco, for example. But I’d argue that there’s just about as much to be said for newer accommodations as well—of which the Houston Grand Opera’s Brown Theater is as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2017

We went to the HGO's Gottenerammerung last night. It was fantastic! It is a 5 hour long show with 2 intermission. The parking was easy access, we walked to the ground level and the entrance is across the street. We were in grand tier, and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

First I must say that the Wortham building reminds me of Radio City Music Hall in New York City. This is a beautiful building. Very luxurious and the entire venue was breathtaking. The ushers were so accommodating and gracious. They helped us to our seats...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

We attended the Mercury Orchestra at this magnificent venue. The parking is easy and the venue itself has fantastic sound and viewing lines. You won't be disappointed!

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

I visit the Wortham every Easter weekend for the Dance Salad Festival. It's a mid sized older theater. All seats have good views.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank AuxTx
Reviewed January 5, 2017

The Wortham is home to the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet. It a magnificent building which houses two beautiful theatre spaces - one for the large opera and ballet performances and the other for smaller productions and stage plays. I remember when it...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Karyn B
December 3, 2018|
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Response from viewbetter20 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. Most of the seats at The Wortham are good seats.
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Danielle L G
December 3, 2016|
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This may be a bit late for you, but I will always recommend the Orchestra seating except in the case of having little ones if for the only reason being the expense of the seats and what a shame it would be to miss the... More
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Not sure. But there are local cab and limo services.
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