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Wortham Center

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Address: 501 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
Phone Number: 832-487-7000
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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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Paula Poundstone in the small theatre

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Willis, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Took my daughter for her first ballet experience. Seat were reasonable in price (Grand Tier) and the view was good. The staff on hand to help everyone find their seats were very polite. Be forewarned there are not enough stalls in the women's restroom.

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New York City, New York
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

It doesn't look like a lot from the outside, but once inside it's grandeur is evident. I've seen two Houston ballets here and have enjoyed them immensely. The red carpeting, the brass fixtures - all very elegant. The acoustics are very good, though a bit tight, the theater style seating gives a good view from most seats. I must say,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We have been several times for performances of Mercury Orchestra and others. Always easy to park, shopping before opera performances are always fun and the food and drinks delicious.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We have been to the Wortham many times for the ballet and special events. The kids loved the escalator entrance with the fanciful guards, the food we could order nefore the show, and the artists.

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Thank Terzah H
Spring, Texas
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Great place to see The Nutcracker each year. First rate interior and acoustics. Parking nearby and you can usually find reasonably priced tickets if you look around.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Beautiful place to visit and enjoy a good performance of your choice. We have never been disappointed

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

There is a complex of theaters in wortham. We saw Branford Marsalis in the more intimate Cullen. Wonderful facility with a great artistic director. Tickets were reasonably priced. Parking is a bit tricky or expensive. Sound quality was excellent. There was a lot going on the night my girlfriend and I went. The opera was happening in the neighboring theater.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

From the outside of this building, although it covers a city block, doesn't give the passersby an appreciation for what is inside. When you walk in the grand entrance you'll be instantly hoisted up an escalator leaving the bustling street behind. Even though all modern ticket taking amenities are used here you will think you've traveled in time to a... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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