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About Theater District
The Theater District in Houston, Texas is only second to New York City in having the number of theater seats in a downtown area with so many exceptional offerings all in one place, including amazing architecture to view as well when you are walking leisurely around this unique section.
Over two million people attend the Houston Theater District annually for the permanent performing arts of ballet, opera, theater, comedies, and music concerts.
There is even a Theatre Under the Stars, the largest non-profit musical theater in America and Houston's 2008 Marketer of the Year in the category of Performing Arts. The annual Tommy Tune Awards honor high school level musical theatre excellence.
The Houston Grand Opera (founded in 1955) is the only opera in the U.S. having won an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy.
The Houston Symphony performs over 200 concerts throughout the world annually.
The fifth largest (and yet youngest) ballet troupe in the country is the Houston Ballet. They will return from a tour to Spain and will, for instance, give three free performances in May 2009 and "Swan Lake" in June.
The Alley Theater was built in 1968, but its performing arts company dates back to the 1940's.
There are many other theaters in this Theater District as well as small places to have a bite to eat before or after the performances. You can go to the Houston Visitor Center next to Tranquility Park to get detailed information on all the events you don't want to miss.
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Events in Theater District
PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue
at Hobby Center
See PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue
BCO Holiday Farmers Market Tour by Bike
at Onion Creek Cafe
Now we're riding it Holiday Style! Wear Christmas colors, put your jingle bells on, or even decorate your helmet! Santa hats are great as long as they fit over your helmet. This is a very social ride (we chat a lot), and all levels of riders are welcome.
Day for Night 2017: Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke, Solange + more
at Day for Night
Headliners were just announced for this year's DAY for NIGHT music festival! This year rock out to Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke, Solange and more!