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Wortham Center

For 35 years, the Wortham Center in downtown Houston has been a cultural beacon. Home to the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet, Wortham houses two theatrical spaces, the larger Alice and George Brown Theater and the Lillie and Roy Cullen Theater. The Brown Theater boasts 2,405 seats for the ballet and opera performances. The more intimate Cullen Theater has 1,100 seats and presents incredible performing arts and dance groups, such as Da Camera of Houston, Society for the Performing Arts, Mercury and Houston Metropolitan Dance.

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501 Texas Avenue, Houston, Texas 77002


Per performance.


Per performance.


Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Houston Metropolitan Dance


Concerts, Ballet & Dance Performances, Opera, Shows, Encore Café Dining, Recitals


  • Who performs at the Wortham Center?

    The Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera call the Wortham Center home. The Wortham's two theaters also present performances by the Society for the Performing Arts, Da Camera of Houston, Mercury Baroque and Houston Metropolitan Dance, as well as a variety of concerts, shows and events.
  • Where can I park for performances?

    Parking is available throughout the Houston Theater District, at 8 locations, and event parking rates are $7. The closest parking facility to the Wortham Center is located on Prairie Street at Smith Street.

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