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Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

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800 Bagby St, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77002-2531
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joined a friend to see "Potted Potter". The theater was small which lent to a very enjoyable performance. The actors were able to interact and connect with the audience in way that would be impossible in a larger theater. Although we were on the side,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michelle E
Reviewed 20 November 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 626danielm
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cissioloomi
Reviewed 7 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robert W
Reviewed 23 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lkunsell
Reviewed 20 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SBF2
Reviewed 9 July 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 30 June 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 30 June 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Angelica P
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Stay495578
13 September 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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Geraldine M
17 February 2018|
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Response from S827KFjoew | Reviewed this property |
The traveling Hamilton show in May.
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lakepeople-11
6 November 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.
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