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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.