Explore Houston’s performing arts scene for free at Theater District Open House

Demonstration at Alley Theater during Theater District Open House | Photo: Morris Malakoff, CKP

Go behind-the-scenes with Theater District Houston’s performing arts organizations at the free, family-friendly Theater District Open House on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

Update 8/24/17: Due to expected severe weather, this year’s Theater District Open House has been cancelled. Many of the participating organizations will honor Open House special ticket offers online and by phone. Please visit www.theaterdistrictopenhouse.com for updates 

The 24th Annual TransCanada Theater District Open House is an annual festival for avid supporters of the arts and newcomers of all ages. The daytime event previews what’s to come in the 2017-2018 season with free behind-the-scenes experiences, performance previews and interactive activities, as well as special ticket offers.

Love The Nutcracker? The Houston Ballet will have characters in costume in the Grand Foyer of The Wortham. Want to hear the Houston Symphony perform live? They’re putting on a free concert at 4pm. Care to sing along to showtunes? Broadway at the Hobby Center will present a musical revue featuring songs from the upcoming season.

The kiddos can get in on the fun by stopping by the Houston Symphony’s instrument petting zoo, taking a creative movement class from Houston Ballet Academy instructors or listening to HGOco Storybook Opera readings. They can even get creative with arts and crafts including screen printing and mask making.

Arts organizations participating in Theater District Open House include: Alley Theatre, BBVA Compass 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.

Theater District Open House | Photo: Morris Malakoff, CKP

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.

About Theater District Houston

Houston’s Theater District is an impressive cultural and entertainment center nestled in Downtown. 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

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