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Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 800 Bagby St, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77002-2531
Phone Number: 713.315.2400; box office: 713.315.2525
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great Show: In The Heights!

My wife, son, daughter and I visited yesterday for In the Heights. We were not disappointed. The Theatre is well kept, clean and has all the necessary facilities one would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Michael R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, son, daughter and I visited yesterday for In the Heights. We were not disappointed. The Theatre is well kept, clean and has all the necessary facilities one would expect of a good evening out. Valet parking, drinks etc. This was not our first time and will not be our last as we continue to experience the best Houston... More 

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Crosby, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I attended on of the last WICKED shows at the HC and throughly enjoyed it. Although a few of us had seen the show before some had never been to a play. Thanks to the HC for providing an excellent experience to encourage more theatre outings! 💚

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Thank Joyness7399
Pinehurst, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

We went to see Wicked and it was the first time attending the musical at this location. I had seen this particular musical on Broadway so there is a sense of comparison. The show was outstanding.....acoustics pretty good with electronic help. The music was just the right level and never over shadowed the performers. The theater holds about 2500 people... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

As a Houstonian, I am sad at the actual theatre experience at The Hobby Center. The actual performance of Wicked was phenomenal, exceptional in fact. The theatre experience...Rude ushers yelling at people not to take pictures, even when they were not taking pictures. They kept yelling at people right in my ear as I was in the asile. Crunching snack... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts boasts a beautiful lobby serving really good food (not snack food) almost up to show time. This helps when you want to work a full day and then catch a show but may not have time for a long dinner. The hosts encourage you to share a table with others (hearkens back to school... More 

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Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Venue is nice. It's easy to get to off the interstate. Our seats were in the gallery. You have two choices....wait for elevator which had a long line or take the stairs. There are restaurants within walking distance. We ate at the Hard Rock Cafe before the show. This was a great Girls a Night Out!!

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

My first visit to The Hobby Center, I found it to be a lovely theater, a convenient location, easy and quick entrance and exit, and with easy parking nearby. While it was my third time to see Wicked (different cities), what made this really special for me was the free ear buds for hearing impaired that was synched with their... More 

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Thank 45Sandi
Fort Lauderdale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I have seen a few shows here and it is truly amazing and I would recommend anyone to go. They will be impressed and want to see another one.

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Thank Kelley A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

So, we came to Houston as a surprise visit for my 8 year olds birthday so she could see Wicked!!! We stayed downtown so the venue was easy to locate. We were able to take advantage of the free valet for Lexus owners and everyone was very accommodating when I didn't know how to retrieve my electronic tickets via email.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

We saw Wicked on a Sunday evening and since it was a last minute "hey let's go here for a fun date night" and we've never been to the theatre I thought I'd start w/the "cheap seats" in the Gallery and I WAS IMPRESSED! There's really not a bad seat in the whole place so if you want to save... More 

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