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Founded in 1955, this opera company has established a respected international reputation. It is currently the fifth largest opera company in the U.S. and has received numerous Tony, Grammy and Emmy awards during the past 50 years. Each season's performances consist of both new works and classic productions. Opera fans will be more than satisfied with each and every performance. Call for schedule and ticketing information.
Catch your favorite bands and sport teams at the Toyota Center. This is the place to come out for a fun event with your friends or family. Artists such as Prince and Gloria Estefan have graced the stage at this one-of-a-kind venue. The basketball Rockets, Houston's basketball team, plays at this venue. Watch your favorite stars or leagues live in action!
This theater is one of the most respected in Houston's thriving art community. An Equity theater (Union), it puts on the hottest cutting-edge plays available. Do not be surprised to see a wildly intense show when you visit. With such strong actors performing, you will not be disappointed by the end result. Productions and curtain times change throughout the year. Call for the current schedule and ticket prices, and buy your tickets early or you might not get a good seat (or any seat at all).
Pack your lawn chairs and your cooler, and prepare to have a relaxing good time at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Visitors sit on the hillside or under the polygon canopy to enjoy the weekly shows that start in the spring and run through the fall. Sponsored by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, free admission guarantees you can enjoy a lovely evening without hurting your entertainment fund. From folk music to grand opera, serious Shakespeare to outrageous comedy, concerts to full Broadway musicals, this outdoor theater appeals to all ages. Special children's programs are even available on occasion.
14 Pews is a non-profit whose mission is to bring community members of Houston closer together by celebrating cross-cultural experiences. A wide variety of cultural events take place here, including, but not limited to: film screenings, community forums, filmmaking classes, and film festivals, all sharing the common theme of unification through cultural education and celebration. There is a bar that sells beer and sodas, so you can enjoy a cool drink while watching a flick. For movie fans interested in cultural issues, 14 Pews is a must-visit.
For a unique blend of popular music and sketch comedy, the Music Box Theater in Houston is the place to be. Featuring a performance troupe of five Houston-based regulars, the Music Box puts on original two-act plays that combine acting, sketch comedy, live music and a whole lot of fun. The vibe is relaxed, so go with some friends and enjoy a couple drinks while watching seasoned Houston performers do their thing on stage.
Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theater has hosted various performances by many established as well as upcoming artists like Angela Johnson, Ian Bag and Christopher Titus to name a few. The venue provides sufficient parking area and accessible seats. The admission here is strictly 18 years and above. If you are early for the show you can relax at the downstairs lounge or the club. The place can also be rented for corporate and social events like business meetings, birthday parties, fund raisers and holiday parties.