The production calendar for Houston's Houston Grand Opera offers an outrageous mix of comedy and drama for the theatrically inclined.
Whether you're looking for a quick snack or a full meal, the restaurant at this theater is sure to dish out something delicious.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this theater is a great spot for families.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Beer, bites, and music—for the fourth year in a row, Houston Beer Fest welcomes in summer with that winning combination. Guests enjoy samples from a selection of more than 200 craft brews both regional and national. At last year's sold-out celebration, beer barons such as Texas's Karbach Brewery, Delaware's Dogfish Head Brewery, and Chicago's Goose Island Brewery supplied the suds, and food trucks such as Chi'Lantro BBQ and Zeapod Cakery kept plates piled to complement the array of ales and lagers. While next year's purveyors are still under wraps, guests can plan on complimenting their food and brew with a soundtrack of beloved Texas bands performing blistering sets across four stages.
Main Street Theater was founded in 1975, and its first production occurred in June of that year: Noel Coward’s Hay Fever. That production set off a string of critically acclaimed performances over the next several years, spurring MST to pack up its sets, bubble-wrap its actors, and move to a larger location on Times Boulevard in 1981. Less than 15 years later, the company parlayed its success into a second and much larger location at Chelsea Market. Inside both venues, MST offers three primary programs, including Theater for Youth and a MainStage program designed to showcase large-scale classics and musicals. The company also boasts an education department, which hosts year-round classes and camps for aspiring performers.
The Wartham Center is a cultural hub for performance-arts-loving Houstonites. The center features two iconic theaters: The Alice and George Brown Theater and the Lillie and Roy Cullen Theater- each of which has its own identity. The Cullen is smaller and more intimate of the two, seating just 1,100. It’s home to some of Houston’s smaller ballet and opera productions as well as many of the city’s local art groups. The Brown is the bigger of the two theaters, seating an impressive 2,405 visitors total. This larger facility is the home of Houston’s Grand Opera and Orchestra, as well as the Houston Ballet. Since its inception in the late 1980s, the Wartham has entertained over 8 million guests.
Theater should be accessible for all. That's the belief espoused by UpStage Theatre, a non-profit, volunteer-run company that welcomes everyone from experienced attendees to newcomers who still expect Godot to show up. Each season places an emphasis on works that are as professional in their staging as they are family-friendly in their content. To that end, UpStage produces children's plays—which have included Alice in Wonderland and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown—alongside all-ages classics such as On Golden Pond and Blithe Spirit.
For the love of spectacle, you'll want to get to Dahn Yoga and Body & Brain, Houston's premiere theater.
It's certainly time you stopped reading about this theater with its amazing restaurant and finally came in for a bite.
This theater welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So head to Dahn Yoga and Body & Brain for some fun, laughs, and a great experience.