Enjoy pop-up performances throughout Houston’s Theater District during the annual Theater District Open House on Sunday, August 28, 2016.
Now in its 23rd year, the TransCanada Theater District Open House is an annual festival that gives arts-lovers a glimpse of the upcoming performing arts season. What do you have to look forward to? A free day of behind-the-scenes experiences and performance previews, as well as special ticket offers.
All ages are invited to attend the festival and learn about the performing arts organizations that call the Theater District home. The kiddos will enjoy an instrument petting zoo held by the Houston Symphony, mini ballet classes for beginners, face painting, and stage demonstrations.
Arts organizations participating in Theater District Open House include: Alley Theatre, Broadway at the Hobby Center, Da Camera of Houston, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony, Society for the Performing Arts, Theatre Under The Stars and Uniquely Houston®.
Stroll between the walkable venues or opt for a trolley ride and enjoy pop-up performances along the way.
Kick off the event outside of Jones Hall where the Percussion One drumline and percussion group will be performing. Shortly after, the Mariachi program at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts will play just outside of the Wortham Theater Center. You’ll enjoy live entertainment from the Houston-based jazz band Live Out Loud at Jones Plaza throughout the afternoon, plus surprise pop-up performances in the streets.
You can refuel at one of the many food trucks that will be stationed outside each of the venues and around Jones Plaza all day.
Get a sneak peek into the upcoming season by attending a Q&A session with a performer, going on a backstage tour and seeing a performance. There will be tango lessons, as well as a mini workshop for area educators. Stick around for a concert by the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall or an onstage class and rehearsal by the Houston Ballet in the Cullen Theater – both taking place at 4pm.
Special Ticket Offers
Theater District Open House offers audiences an opportunity to score some of the best ticket prices of the season, including discounts on single tickets and season subscriptions and buy-one-get-one-free offers. Click here to view the full list of ticket offers.
About Theater District Houston
Houston’s Theater District is an impressive cultural and entertainment center nestled in downtown Houston. The District features world-renowned resident companies performing all of the major performing arts disciplines — opera, ballet, music, and theater — a distinction that only five American cities can claim. Together with many smaller organizations, the resident companies perform in five venues: Alley Theatre, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, Revention Music Center and Wortham Theater Center.
Theater District Open House in Downtown
- Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016
- Time: Noon to 5pm. Click here to view the full schedule of events.
- Parking: Garage, surface lot and street parking available throughout the Theater District
- Admission: Free. Click here for more information.
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