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Hobby Center For The Performing Arts

800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX, USA
Seats (approximate)
2625

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is a must-see, must-attend, state-of-the-art entertainment complex. Designed by Robert A. M. Stern, this $102 million shining star illuminates Houston's Theater District. The Hobby provides the ultimate experience for cultural-connoisseurs with two opulent, acoustically distinguished theaters - Sarofim Hall and Zilkha Hall, Michael Cordua's Artista restaurant and its own above-ground 800-car parking garage. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, the Hobby's sweeping architecture plays up its fabulous location. The glistening facade features 60-foot-high glass walls affording exciting vistas of Houston's skyscrapers, interspersed with the lush greenery of Tranquility Park and the distinguished deco-era City Hall. The soaring three-story Grand Lobby - open, inviting and contemporary - is topped with a majestic roof, supported by tubular steel columns which punctuate the facade, lending drama to the exterior. A block-long, second-floor terrace offers another brilliant stroke, providing a preferred spot to contemplate the panorama. Everywhere, exquisite detail abounds, from the creamy Cafe de Paris limestone employed throughout to the transcendental gold leaf that graces the Grand Lobby's ceiling. Melding texture and richness, the Hobby's masterful modernism fulfills the vision of architect Stern, who said of his new building: "There's a show before the show." As befitting the city's role as a culture capital, art has been integral from the start, with two significant works commissioned. The Hobby tapped acclaimed contemporary masters, American painter Sol LeWitt and British-born sculptor Tony Cragg, to create site-specific pieces. LeWitt's color-suffused mural Wall Drawing 2002 serves as the focal point of the Grand Lobby, while Cragg's sinuous, two-part bronze In Minds mimics human profiles as it stands guard outside at Hines Plaza. Since its opening in May 2002, this visionary venue has been wooing crowds with distinctive programming and a splendidly enlightened building.
Hamilton - Philip
Jun 30, 2020 - Aug 09, 2020
Musical Original
Come From Away
Mar 03, 2020 - Mar 08, 2020
Musical Original
Once on This Island
Feb 18, 2020 - Mar 01, 2020
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Lynn Ahrens; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Musical Revival
Jersey Boys
Feb 07, 2020 - Feb 09, 2020
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
The Band's Visit
Jan 28, 2020 - Feb 02, 2020
Music by David Yazbek; Book by Itamar Moses; Lyrics by David Yazbek
Musical Original
Hello, Dolly!
Jan 07, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
Dear Evan Hansen
Nov 12, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019
Musical Original
Cats
Oct 22, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by T.S. Eliot
Musical Revival
Aladdin
Jun 26, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019
Musical Original
Miss Saigon
May 07, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Musical Revival Drama
The Play That Goes Wrong
Mar 26, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
Play Original Comedy
Anastasia
Mar 05, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Musical Original
Waitress
Jan 29, 2019 - Feb 03, 2019
Music by Sara Bareilles; Book by Jessie Nelson; Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Comedy
The Phantom of the Opera
Nov 07, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018
Musical Original Drama
Les Misérables
Sep 25, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
Musical Revival Drama
Musical Original Drama
Hamilton - Angelica
Apr 24, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Musical Original
Bright Star
Mar 13, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018
Music by Edie Brickell, Steve Martin; Book by Steve Martin; Lyrics by Edie Brickell
Musical Original
School of Rock The Musical
Jan 30, 2018 - Feb 04, 2018
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Book by Julian Fellowes; Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Musical Original
The Color Purple
Jan 09, 2018 - Jan 14, 2018
Musical Revival Drama
On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan
Nov 21, 2017 - Nov 26, 2017
Featuring Music Produced and Recorded by Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Miami Sound Machine; Book by Alexander Dinelaris
Musical Original
Escape to Margaritaville
Oct 30, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017
Music by Jimmy Buffett; Book by Greg Garcia, Mike O'Malley; Lyrics by Jimmy Buffett
Musical Original
The Bodyguard
Aug 15, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017
Musical Original
The Lion King - Gazelle
Jun 27, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
Music by Elton John; Book by Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Fun Home
May 16, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Music by Jeanine Tesori; Book by Lisa Kron; Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Musical Original
Finding Neverland
Apr 25, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Musical Original
The King and I
Mar 14, 2017 - Mar 19, 2017
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
An American in Paris
Feb 21, 2017 - Mar 05, 2017
Musical Original
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Jan 24, 2017 - Jan 29, 2017
Music by Adrian Sutton; Written by Simon Stephens
Play Original
Musical Original Comedy
Jersey Boys
Nov 15, 2016 - Nov 20, 2016
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Wicked - Munchkinland
Jul 06, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Cabaret
Mar 22, 2016 - Mar 27, 2016
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
The Sound of Music
Feb 16, 2016 - Feb 21, 2016
Musical Revival Drama
The Bridges of Madison County
Jan 19, 2016 - Jan 31, 2016
Music by Jason Robert Brown; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Musical Original
The Phantom of the Opera
Nov 18, 2015 - Nov 29, 2015
Musical Original Drama
Pippin
Oct 20, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Roger O. Hirson; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Revival Comedy
Matilda The Musical
Oct 06, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015
Music by Tim Minchin; Book by Dennis Kelly; Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Musical Original
Motown The Musical
Jul 21, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015
Musical Original Drama
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
May 26, 2015 - Jun 07, 2015
Music by Richard Rodgers; New Book by Douglas Carter Beane; Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Musical Original
Newsies The Musical
May 19, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Musical Original Comedy
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 2014
Mar 17, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Comedy
Once
Mar 10, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015
Musical Original Romance
Kinky Boots
Feb 10, 2015 - Feb 22, 2015
Music by Cyndi Lauper; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Dirty Dancing
Nov 18, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014
Musical Original
War Horse
May 27, 2014 - Jun 01, 2014
Songmaker: John Tams
Play Original Drama
Evita - 2013
May 06, 2014 - May 18, 2014
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
We Will Rock You
Jan 21, 2014 - Feb 02, 2014
Music by Queen; Story and Script by Ben Elton; Lyrics by Queen
Musical Original
Chicago
Nov 12, 2013 - Nov 17, 2013
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Peter and the Starcatcher
Oct 15, 2013 - Oct 20, 2013
Music by Wayne Barker; Written by Rick Elice
Play Original Play with music
Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Sep 24, 2013 - Oct 13, 2013
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Wicked - Munchkinland
Jul 09, 2013 - Aug 11, 2013
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Flashdance The Musical
Jun 04, 2013 - Jun 15, 2013
Music by Robbie Roth; Book by Robert Cary, Tom Hedley; Lyrics by Robbie Roth, Robert Cary
Musical Original
Sister Act
May 28, 2013 - Jun 02, 2013
Musical Original Comedy
Jersey Boys
Mar 19, 2013 - Mar 31, 2013
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Peter Pan
Dec 11, 2012 - Dec 23, 2012
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
Les Misérables - 25th Anniversary
Nov 06, 2012 - Nov 11, 2012
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Original French text by Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Musical Revival Drama
Jekyll & Hyde
Oct 09, 2012 - Oct 21, 2012
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Leslie Bricusse; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Musical Revival Drama
The Lion King - Gazelle
Jul 09, 2012 - Aug 12, 2012
Music by Elton John; Book by Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original
La Cage Aux Folles
Apr 24, 2012 - May 06, 2012
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
Come Fly Away
Apr 10, 2012 - Apr 15, 2012
Concept and Book by Twyla Tharp
Musical Original Dance
Million Dollar Quartet
Feb 28, 2012 - Mar 04, 2012
Musical Original
Bring It On: The Musical
Jan 24, 2012 - Feb 05, 2012
Musical Original Comedy
The Addams Family
Jan 10, 2012 - Jan 15, 2012
Music by Andrew Lippa; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Musical Original
Memphis
Oct 25, 2011 - Oct 30, 2011
Music by David Bryan; Book by Joe DiPietro; Lyrics by David Bryan, Joe DiPietro
Musical Original
Rock of Ages
May 31, 2011 - Jun 12, 2011
Book by Chris D'Arienzo
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Billy Elliot the Musical
Feb 23, 2011 - Mar 13, 2011
Music by Elton John; Book by Lee Hall; Lyrics by Lee Hall
Musical Original
West Side Story
Jan 11, 2011 - Jan 23, 2011
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Book by Arthur Laurents; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival Drama
9 to 5
Nov 09, 2010 - Nov 21, 2010
Music by Dolly Parton; Book by Patricia Resnick; Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Musical Original Comedy
Shrek
Oct 19, 2010 - Oct 31, 2010
Musical Original Comedy
Wicked - Emerald City
Jun 29, 2010 - Jul 25, 2010
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Young Frankenstein
May 25, 2010 - Jun 06, 2010
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Musical Original Comedy
Little House on the Prairie
Apr 27, 2010 - May 09, 2010
Music by Rachel Portman; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Lyrics by Donna Di Novelli
Musical Original
In the Heights
Apr 06, 2010 - Apr 18, 2010
Musical Original
South Pacific
Mar 09, 2010 - Mar 21, 2010
Musical Revival Drama
A Chorus Line
Jan 05, 2010 - Jan 17, 2010
Musical Revival Drama
Mary Poppins
Oct 20, 2009 - Nov 08, 2009
Musical Original Spectacle
Grease
Sep 08, 2009 - Sep 20, 2009
Musical Revival Comedy
The Color Purple
Aug 18, 2009 - Aug 23, 2009
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
Fiddler On The Roof
May 26, 2009 - Jun 07, 2009
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Happy Days
May 12, 2009 - May 24, 2009
Music by Paul Williams; Book by Garry Marshall; Lyrics by Paul Williams
Musical Original Comedy
Rent - Mark
Apr 28, 2009 - May 03, 2009
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Original Drama
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Feb 24, 2009 - Mar 08, 2009
Music by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman; Adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams; Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
Musical Original Comedy
Legally Blonde
Feb 10, 2009 - Feb 22, 2009
Music by Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin; Book by Heather Hach; Based upon the film by MGM; Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin
Musical Original Comedy
A Bronx Tale
Feb 03, 2009 - Feb 08, 2009
Original music by John Gromada; Written by Chazz Palminteri
Play Original Solo
Spring Awakening
Jan 06, 2009 - Jan 18, 2009
Music by Duncan Sheik; Book by Steven Sater; Lyrics by Steven Sater
Musical Original Drama
Frost/Nixon
Oct 21, 2008 - Nov 02, 2008
Written by Peter Morgan
Play Original Drama
The Color Purple
Sep 23, 2008 - Sep 28, 2008
Musical Original Drama
Sweeney Todd
Jun 03, 2008 - Jun 15, 2008
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival Thriller
The Drowsy Chaperone
May 20, 2008 - Jun 01, 2008
Musical Original Comedy
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Mar 25, 2008 - Apr 06, 2008
Music by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Lyrics by William Finn
Musical Original Comedy
Jersey Boys
Jan 15, 2008 - Feb 10, 2008
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Avenue Q
Oct 23, 2007 - Nov 04, 2007
Music by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez; Book by Jeff Whitty; Lyrics by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez
Musical Original Comedy Puppets
Musical Original Comedy
Whistle Down The Wind
Sep 09, 2007 - Sep 23, 2007
Musical Original
Sweet Charity
Jun 26, 2007 - Jul 08, 2007
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Neil Simon; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Musical Revival Comedy
Monty Python's Spamalot
May 22, 2007 - Jun 17, 2007
Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez; Book by Eric Idle; Lyrics by Eric Idle
Musical Original Comedy
Wicked - Emerald City
Mar 28, 2007 - Apr 15, 2007
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Twelve Angry Men
Feb 13, 2007 - Feb 25, 2007
Written by Reginald Rose
Play Original Drama
All Shook Up
Nov 07, 2006 - Nov 19, 2006
Fueled by the Songs of Elvis Presley; Book by Joe DiPietro
Musical Original
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Sep 19, 2006 - Oct 01, 2006
Music by David Yazbek; Book by Jeffrey Lane; Lyrics by David Yazbek
Musical Original Comedy
The Lion King - Cheetah
Jul 03, 2006 - Aug 13, 2006
Music by: Elton John; Book by Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original
Bombay Dreams
May 23, 2006 - Jun 04, 2006
Music by A.R. Rahman; Book by Meera Syal, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Don Black
Musical Original
Golda's Balcony
Mar 28, 2006 - Apr 09, 2006
Written by William Gibson
Play Original Solo Drama
Doctor Dolittle - 2006
Jan 17, 2006 - Jan 29, 2006
Music by Leslie Bricusse; Book by Lee Tannen; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Musical Revival Comedy
Annie
Jan 03, 2006 - Jan 15, 2006
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Revival Comedy
Wicked - Emerald City
Oct 25, 2005 - Nov 13, 2005
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Chicago
Oct 11, 2005 - Oct 23, 2005
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Evita - 2004
Sep 20, 2005 - Oct 02, 2005
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Musical Original Drama
On The Record
May 31, 2005 - Jun 12, 2005
Scenarist: Chad Beguelin
Musical Original
Peter Pan
May 04, 2005 - May 22, 2005
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
Movin Out
Apr 12, 2005 - Apr 17, 2005
Music by Billy Joel; Lyrics by Billy Joel
Musical Original Dance
The King and I - 2004
Mar 14, 2005 - Apr 03, 2005
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Musical Original Drama
Little Shop of Horrors
Jan 03, 2005 - Jan 16, 2005
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Howard Ashman; Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Musical Revival ComedyPuppets
Jesus Christ Superstar
Dec 21, 2004 - Dec 26, 2004
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Hairspray
Nov 09, 2004 - Nov 21, 2004
Musical Original Comedy
42nd Street
May 12, 2004 - May 23, 2004
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Revival Comedy
Urinetown
Mar 30, 2004 - Apr 11, 2004
Music by Mark Hollmann; Book by Greg Kotis; Lyrics by Greg Kotis, Mark Hollmann
Musical Original Comedy
The Producers - Max
Feb 03, 2004 - Feb 22, 2004
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Musical Original Comedy
Flower Drum Song
Jan 15, 2004 - Feb 01, 2004
Music by Richard Rodgers; Based on the original book by Joseph A. Fields, Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by David Henry Hwang; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Musical Revival Comedy
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Dec 16, 2003 - Jan 04, 2004
New Music by Jeanine Tesori; Book by Dick Scanlan, Richard Morris; New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
Musical Original Comedy
The Full Monty
Nov 04, 2003 - Nov 16, 2003
Music by David Yazbek; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by David Yazbek
Musical Original Comedy
The Graduate
Sep 23, 2003 - Oct 05, 2003
Written by Terry Johnson
Play Original Comedy
Chicago
Jul 29, 2003 - Aug 03, 2003
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Aida
Jun 02, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Comedy
Seussical
Sep 24, 2002 - Sep 29, 2002
Musical Original Comedy
Some Like It Hot
Jun 04, 2002 - Jun 23, 2002
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Musical Original Comedy