Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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volcanogirl
Houston, TX15,850 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We came to see the premiere of The Ugly Christmas Sweater Musical at the Hobby Center and enjoyed it immensely. The performance was in Zilkha Hall, the smaller, more intimate theater at the Hobby Center. Audience members wore their best ugly Christmas sweaters, and the environment was much more relaxed and casual than performances we've seen in the bigger theater. Lots of laughs and fun audience participation with singing Christmas carols and audience members being invited up on stage to walk the catwalk. Somehow they even made it snow inside the theater. The actors were masters of improv, and we laughed non-stop. I'm hoping they bring this show back; it would make a fun family tradition to attend year after year. There's a parking garage you can use attached to the Hobby Center; drinks and snacks were available for purchase in the lobby. The only thing we missed was that they didn't provide us with programs; show info. was only available via QR code. Overall we were really impressed and would love to come back and see another show.
Written January 11, 2024
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St_Matty
Houston, TX5,672 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
This is a good theatre, the staff are very friendly and the seats comfortable. We have seen a few good shows here. The drink prices tend to be on the high side but I think that is everywhere nowadays. Expect queues after the show if you valet park.
Written January 27, 2023
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rebecca t
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Saw Nutcracker here while in town and it was AMAZING! This venue was very nice and classy and they had a restaurant inside which was super convenient for our family
Written November 28, 2022
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Arianna
Lawrenceville, NJ13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
Wow beautiful modern theatre with a restaurant alongside of it. It was very easy to get around and intimate setting for plays and shows. We loved watching Frozen here while we were in town visiting family!
Written September 26, 2022
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Tina
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Has a good time at the theatre watching Frozen the broadway play. My only complaint was that it was a bit warm inside, I know it’s middle of summer but perhaps they could higher the Air conditioning.
Written July 13, 2022
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Lost Traveler
7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We enjoyed the Houston Symphony performance, we did NOT enjoy getting seriously gouged on food and drink prices. SIXTY bucks for a puny chicken sandwich, some fruit, chips, 4 oz. glass of wine and a very stingy serving of bourbon. That was at the snack bar. Dinner at the restaurant on site, Diana America Grill, is very expensive. Budget $100 minimum per person

The next issue are the very poor seating sightlines. Pray you don't get stuck behind a slightly taller person. We had to change seats

Parking is $15 bucks, expect to drive to the roof because the $25 valet parking occupies all the lower spaces.

Won't be going back anytime soon
Written June 26, 2022
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Ernest B
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
The show was great.. Houston Symphony Led Zeppelin Show. The facilty was horrible. Basically the seats are very small and too close. If you are over 5ft 6in tall and over 170 Lbs. you will be uncomfortable. Who designed the seats? A major FAIL! I am 6ft, 215 Lbs and had to sit with my arms crossed for the entire concert and still touched my neighbor. Very poor seating.
Written June 20, 2022
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St_Matty
Houston, TX5,672 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a good venue and the seats are very comfortable. I have always found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. Seat prices can be a tad steep sometimes but that's just supply and demand. There is valet parking available, alternatively there are numerous car parks nearby.

I found the prices for drinks very expensive, $13 for a small glass of wine, my suggestion would be to go somewhere else beforehand and save yourself a few dollars.
Written February 10, 2020
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Cyril B
69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Parking here is right on site. Good food before the show. Get here a little early to sit down. Good bathroom situation. There is actual time and enough of them to go during intermission. Venue is a nice size. The show can be big, but you don't feel far away even if you are in the last seat.
Written January 27, 2020
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Mike D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
I have seen numerous Broadway productions at the Hobby Center. Each time, I am reminded of what an amazing venue it is and how Houstonians are very fortunate to have such a beautiful venue in their city. I have been to theaters is other major cities in the US and the Hobby Center is Houston is as first class as they get.
Written January 13, 2020
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