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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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Gallery Seats were Much Better than Expected!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sandra K
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thank Sandra K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've now attended two musicals at the Hobby Center and both experiences have been amazing! There is a parking garage right next to the center that I believe usually costs $12 a night but if you own a Lexus, there is usually complimentary valet parking at the front of the venue. There is always a long line to get into... More 

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Thank Amin E
Lumberton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice.. Bathrooms clean... Drinks very good.. We did valet parking and took my vehicle quickly but took about 30 minutes to get after play...which wasn't to bad... Beautifully decorated.. The play was exceptional and we were in left orchestra row FF and they were good seats.. Attendants very helpful and friendly..

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Thank MichelleJeff101
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not everyone can get to New York City and see an authentic Broadway show (though they should try) and seeing one in person while touring is the next best thing. Wicked was magical. They acting was energetic, funny and the timing was impeccable. I sat mesmerized for the main part of the show and found myself holding my breath many... More 

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Thank DeniseYRoss
Lumberton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw Wicked here. The seating is good - pretty much wherever you sit. The temp was good - a tad warmer than I like but I wouldn't want to be chilly either. The mass exodus after the show cleared out pretty quickly and parking is easy.

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Thank Lori G
Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw "Wicked" last night with my husband and 25 yo son. We agreed that the sound system buzzed and theatre acoustics were really bad. I expected a better experience for this venue. No complaints about the theatre attendants...they were all smiling and helpful. No experience with the ladies room but husband said the lines looked bad. He had no problem... More 

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Thank jimminycric
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw Wicked and loved the theater. Probably one of the easiest to park and get to in Houston. Lots of options to get out also make it easy to leave and not be stuck in a car line forever. Theater itself is beautiful and the staff were wonderful!

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Thank RichFamily6
Huntsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attendants were helpful in finding my seat and organizing bathroom lines for quick use during intermission. Beautiful views of park and downtown from the balcony.

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Montgomery, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went and saw Wicked at the Hobby Center and the show is amazing. The line to get in was not bad at all and there was no wait. There are a large amount of stair in the building and you must climb them to the level to enter the theatre and to go down to the restrooms. The biggest... More 

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Thank DKISS76
League City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've seen Wicked here twice. Both times the show was good but the seats are not very comfortable at all. There isn't a whole lot of time during intermission to get a drink or souvenirs before you have to race back to your seat. If you don't make it on time you are not allowed in the theater to your... More 

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