If you love the magic of laughing and crying with a group of stranger as you share a unique journey, you only need to step right outside your door. When you think of theater, chances are good you think of places like New York City and London. But if you live in Houston, Texas, great theater can be found right in your own backyard. Houston's theater district boasts over 13,000 seats, spanning an area of 17 square blocks. And in the Houston theater scene, there is something for everyone.
The grandest and most commercially successful playhouses in Houston include the Wortham Theater Center, the Alley Theater, and the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. There you will find everything from concerts to shows featuring local professional actors to touring companies bringing you the most popular shows from Broadway. You can check theater websites for upcoming shows. Be sure to get your tickets early.
If your theatrical tastes favor the new or experimental, the Houston theater scene has got you covered. You can find ground-breaking works performed by such groups as the Catastrophic Theater. The Catastrophic Theater is well known for their envelope-pushing experimental works. Other fringe theater experiences can be found at DiverseWorks and Barnevelder. If you are looking for thought-provoking works that will take you off the beaten path, Houston's got no shortage of avant-garde theater.
If you want to get dinner before the show, you're in luck. Houston's theater district is littered with top-shelf dining. Whether you are into sushi or local cuisine, you will find it here. It's never been easier to enjoy a fine meal and still make it to the theater comfortably before the curtain goes up.
If you enjoy live performance, you can't pick a better place to call home. Houston has it all. Enjoy fine dining and a professional show all in the same place. And if you are looking for a place to call home with easy access to all of the amenities Houston has to offer, then check out the Ranch at Shadow Lake.