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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: +1 713-315-2400
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Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great venue

This venue does not have a bad seat. Shows are excellent and theater guests are respectful of their surroundings

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Montgomery, Texas
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Montgomery, Texas
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This venue does not have a bad seat. Shows are excellent and theater guests are respectful of their surroundings

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Magnolia, Texas
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

"Jersey Boys" sounds fantastic. Unfortunately our box seats have kept us from seeing about half the stage. Come to the theater. Avoid the box! Great show.

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Houston, Texas
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227 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We drove into Houston for a show on the weekend and the Hobby Center is great. Get to the venue early for parking as their lot does fill up fast. You can valet park with front drop off. It does take a while for the lifts to get you downstairs from the car park but if you want some exercise... More 

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Pinehurst, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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70 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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89 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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