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MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston

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3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
713-521-4533matchouston.org

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Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH) | Photo: 365 Houston

Opened in 2015, the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH) features five stages that host 100 to 329 attendees across various spaces for performing arts productions, gallery exhibitions, rehearsal studios, and more.

Seeing a need to help Houston’s more than 540 cultural arts organizations receive some of the $600 million of annual cultural philanthropy doled out in the city, the nonprofit MATCH theater serves many of the smaller performing arts companies, including Catastrophic Theatre, Obsidian Theater Company, Dirt Dogs Theatre Co., and more. In addition, MATCH plays host to traveling performers, musicians, comedians, and other theater groups. 

Seating arrangements vary based on theater, though Matchbox 4 features the largest seating arrangement and all other theaters have one tier of seating. The informal lobby area is outdoors and provides seating to enjoy beverages and snacks from the concession area near Main Street. 

This popular of Midtown neighborhood also contains plenty to do pre- or post-show with a series of restaurants and bars located within a three block walk of the theater. 

Parking & Getting There

Parking is available in the Mid Main parking garage located across the street (entrance on Travis Street). Street parking in the area is very limited and prone to quickly fill up on performance nights.

The MetroRail provides service along the Red Line at HCC/Ensemble station along Main Street.

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Upcoming Events

January 2020
$35

Apollo Chamber Players present Venezuelan Folkways at MATCH

Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 7:30 pm

Apollo Chamber Players welcome Latin Grammy-winning violinist Eddy Marcano for a program featuring new compositions and arrangements of Venezuelan folk music, collected by ethnomusicologists Juan Liscano and Charles Seeger for the Library of Congress. Marcano is one of the great violinists and Venezuelan directors also recognized as one of the leading exponents of the instrument across the continent. Admission Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. $10 for students with ID. Click here to purchase tickets or…

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$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Diary of Anne Frank at MATCH

Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 2:30 pm
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Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Diary of Anne Frank at MATCH in Midtown. The play tells the haunting, true story of two families forced to hide from the world in an attic with World War II raging around them—and the courageous people who risked their own lives to protect the very existence of those families. Showtimes Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 2:30pm Sunday, February 9, 2020 | 2:30pm Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 2:30pm Admission Tickets start at $16. Click…

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$30

Kinetic Ensemble presents Flight + Fugue: A Special Fifth Anniversary Concert at MATCH

Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 6:00 pm

Kinetic Ensemble celebrates its fifth anniversary's with a lively evening performance that features two Houston premieres; Patrick Harlin's "The Art of Flight" and Lawrence Dillon's String Quartet No. 2, "Flight." There will be also be special appearances by Kinetic alumni, and a reception follows. Houston's own Kinetic Ensemble is gaining increasing recognition for its dynamic, collaboratively driven performances and masterfully curated musical programs. The artist-led ensemble of young professional string players was founded in 2015. It's committed to showcasing diverse, under-represented,…

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February 2020
$25

Jazz on Valentine’s Concert: Raquel Cepeda at MATCH

Friday, February 14, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Local jazz singer and songwriter Raquel Cepeda hosts her 5th annual Jazz on Valentine’s concert at MATCH. Cepeda will be performing timeless standards like “Fever” and “I Put a Spell On You” and originals like “Little Gem” with a live band. Admission Tickets range from $25 to $70. Click here to purchase tickets or for more information.

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March 2020
$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley at MATCH

Sunday, March 1, 2020 | 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
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Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, based on the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown, at MATCH in Midtown. Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary boy… until his bulletin board falls off the wall and flattens him. Now he can slide under doors, attach postage and mail himself, and even capture thieves—all while learning that heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Recommended for pre-kindergarten and up. Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies)…

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$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents Dr. Suess’s The Cat in the Hat at MATCH

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
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Main Street Theater for Youth presents Dr. Suess's The Cat in the Hat at MATCH in Midtown. On a cold, cold, wet day, the Cat in the Hat appears, along with Thing One and Thing Two (bringing mayhem and fun), to take Sally, her brother, and the fish on a madcap adventure. Showtimes Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 10:30am and 1:30pm Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 10:30am and 1:30pm Sunday, March 15, 2020 | 12:30pm and 3:30pm Admission Tickets start at…

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April 2020
$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents Charlotte’s Web at MATCH

Sunday, April 19, 2020 | 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
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Main Street Theater for Youth presents Charlotte’s Web, based on the classic book by E. B. White, at MATCH in Midtown. The plays tells the tender story of a wise and kind spider named Charlotte who devises a plan to save her friend, Wilbur the pig. Charlotte’s Web is the “just about perfect” tale of friendship, love and life. Recommended for pre-kindergarten and up. Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not permitted in the theater. Showtimes Sunday,…

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