Most people don’t think of Houston when they think of theatre, but that’s a big mistake. Houston is ranked second only to New York in the number of theatre seats in a concentrated downtown area. In addition, Houston is one of only five cities in the nation to have professional opera, ballet, music and theatre companies in residence. Houston’s theatre district alone is reason to visit this vibrant and exciting city. Each year more than two million people visit Houston’s nine theatres.
The Houston theatre district is home to the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet, the fifth largest ballet company in the country. In addition, the Houston Symphony and Theater Under the Stars call Houston home. Houston’s theatre district is located in downtown, near plenty of Houston’s hotels and restaurants. Be certain to find one of Houston’s budget hotels near the theatre district so that you have plenty of cash left over for tickets to all the great theatre and music events happening in downtown Houston.