Houston is one of only five cities with permanent professional resident companies in all of the major performing arts disciplines--opera, ballet, music, and theater.
Home to nine world-class performing arts organizations, the Theater District is second only to New York in the number of theater seats in a concentrated area.
Houston's only resident professional theater company presents a varied repertoire of contemporary and classic plays.
Broadway in Houston
Broadway Across America-Houston presents first-rate touring Broadway shows direct from Broadway and London's West End.
By bringing together leading American and international musicians, specifically selected for each program, Da Camera concerts offer a broad range of repertoire and musical styles while ensuring a product of outstanding musical excellence.
Houston Ballet, the fifth largest ballet company in the country, has been hailed by The New York Times as "...one of the nation's best ballet companies."
Houston Grand Opera
Houston Grand Opera is the only opera company in the world to win a Tony, two Grammy and two Emmy Awards. The New York Times calls the Houston Grand Opera "the jewel in the cultural crown."
Founded in 1913, the Houston Symphony is one of America's oldest performing arts organizations, with a rich history of musical excellence.
Society for the Performing Arts
Society for the Performing Arts brings the world's greatest performing artists and companies to Houston.
Theatre Under The Stars
Theatre Under the Stars, founded in 1968, is one of the largest producers of musical theater in the U.S.
Uniquely Houston is an innovative program established by the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts to provide a home venue for Houston's emerging, nonprofit performing arts organizations in the Theater District.
Theater District Independent Shows
Houston First Theaters, the operator of Jones Hall and the Wortham Theater Center, books independent shows at the two venues throughout the season. These performances range from cutting-edge jazz to renowned dance troupes and everything in between.