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Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

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Phantom of the Opera

Great place! Great show! Do not not sit on balcony close the stage because they have bad view. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Marcos, Texas
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Get some culture at Hobby

Home to musicals, plays, symphonies. Discounted season passes for multiple shows. Night time and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place! Great show! Do not not sit on balcony close the stage because they have bad view. We had to move our sides to see.

Thank 626danielm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Home to musicals, plays, symphonies. Discounted season passes for multiple shows. Night time and afternoon matinees. Broadway musicals are the best!

Thank cissioloomi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hobby Center is an exciting place to visit, the lobby has a beautiful view of downtown Houston and the theater is equally beautiful. Really enjoyed the play, was our third time to visit, there is a convenient parking garage directly behind the theater or valet...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed August 23, 2018

When my husband asked if I wanted to go see Lyle Lovett and that he was playing at the Hobby Center, I wasn't too excited (and I love Lye Lovett). My hesitancy was that he was playing at the Hobby Center. First, I thought Lyle...More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Auditorium is fantastic, but could use less of a trek from the parking garage and bathrooms on every floor.☺

Thank lkunsell
Reviewed July 19, 2018

The departure of Artista has created a challenge for theater goers. Hopefully the new restaurant will open soon. While the inside of the theater remains comfortable, when planning a visit avoid the dining option. As season ticket holders we might be spoiled but the lobby...More

Thank SBF2
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We enjoyed the acoustics, parking, drinks, and size of the theater. If with seats on the third level, I still felt part of the show. This is definitely a theater on par with the Winspeare in Dallas.

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed June 30, 2018

We recently saw Hamilton here in Houston as part of our season ticket package to the Theater Under the Stars (TUTS). Although I enjoyed the show and thought the actors did a good job, the rap and hip-hop lyrics were extremely difficult to hear and...More

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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Went with family to watch Champions of Magic. Amazing show and beautiful theatre. The views from the outside balcony are perfect to get nice pictures of the city.

Thank Angelica P
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

We visit here two to three times a year. The seating is exceptional for a broadway show. We have watched some of the finest shows here. Easy valet parking in from the the center. Reasonably priced refreshments. Go and enjoy the show!

Thank V503ZXcharlesb
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September 13, 2018|
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Response from MichelleJeff101 | Reviewed this property |
Front middle or really any front several rows close to middle are good.
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February 17, 2018|
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Response from S827KFjoew | Reviewed this property |
The traveling Hamilton show in May.
November 6, 2017|
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Response from mgwelsh61 | Reviewed this property |
I know it’s sometimes warm in the upper gallery but never experienced sound/ hearing issues.