The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

GHCVB Member
(713) 315-2400
800 Bagby Street, Suite 300 | Houston, TX 77002
Downtown

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art, $100 million theater complex anchoring Houston’s Theater District. Designed by American architect Robert Stern, the Hobby Center features two distinguished theaters; Fayez Sarofim Hall, a 2,650 seat theatre, home to Theatre Under the Stars and Broadway in Houston, and Selim K. Zilkha Hall, a 500 seat proscenium theater known nationwide for its warm acoustic and home to the Uniquely Houston® Series.

There are various locations within the Hobby Center available for hosting events including receptions, seated dinners, company events, lectures, weddings, private concerts and more.

Founder's Club
Plush red carpeting, ornate fixtures and wall-to-wall windows providing extraordinary views of downtown Houston create the warm elegance of the Founders Club. To facilitate hosting a large reception or a small meeting, the room can be subdivided into five smaller areas. This striking Art Deco inspired space is the perfect space for any size gathering. The Founders Club is located on the Mezzanine Level.

Grand Lobby
The Grand Lobby of Sarofim Hall brings the outdoors in with its breathtaking panoramic view of downtown Houston. The six story glass facade allows natural daylight or the evening's golden glow to illuminate the entire space. The lobby doors open to a spacious outdoor terrace. The Grand Lobby is the perfect venue for lavish seated dinners, luncheons or receptions and has hosted galas, awards ceremonies, broadcasts, business meetings, as well as weddings.

Sarofim Hall
With its rich blue color and soaring gold leaf columns, the design of Sarofim Hall echoes those of legendary Broadway theatres. The unique dome ceiling glows with some 2,000 fiber optic stars reproducing the summer nighttime sky over Houston's Hermann Park, birthplace of Theatre Under the Stars. Keep your eye peeled for a shooting star every five minutes. The Ruth B. Bauer Stage in Sarofim Hall is a magical and dramatic destination for any seated dinner or cocktail reception. Sarofim Hall can serve as a private events area on its own or in conjunction with the Hobby Center's Grand Lobby.

Zilkha Hall
Zilkha Hall is a singularly beautiful jewel box theater with warm deep rose colors and cherry wood accents. The theater seats 500 and lends itself to a variety of event needs. Zilkha Hall's stage is a unique and creative option for seated dinners, meetings and other gatherings, ideal for adding a new angle to your next corporate event. The lobby can also serve as a private reception area in tandem with another space or on its own.

Zilkha Lobby
Just outside the doors of the audience chamber, the rich red colors of Zilkha Hall flow into this airy, light-filled space. The lobby has its own private entrance accessible from street level and can also be reached inside via a walkway from the Sarofim Ticket Lobby. The Zilkha Hall Lobby has its own concessions center as well as its own ticketing center, and has been the scene for intimate cocktail functions, pre and post program dinners, lunches, and breakfast meetings.

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Venues
General
  • Parking Fee
  • No. of Blocks From Light Rail: 5
  • ADA Accessible
  • Wireless
  • Free Wireless
Meeting Facility
  • Number of Rooms: 4
  • Audio/Visual
  • Facility Buy Out For Special Event
  • On-Site Catering
  • Preferred Caterers
  • Preferred Valet Vendor(s)
  • Private Room
Meeting Facility Rooms
Room Name SqFt. Dimensions Ceiling Theater Classroom Banquet Reception
Sarofim Hall X 2650
Zilkha Hall X 500
Founder's Club X 200 100 170 200
Grand Lobby X 500 1000
  • November 15, 2016 - November 20, 2016
    The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (36060)
    800 Bagby Street, Suite 300 | Houston, TX 77002
    “Too good to be true!” raves the New York Post for Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and...
  • January 24, 2017 - January 29, 2017
    The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (36060)
    800 Bagby Street, Suite 300 | Houston, TX 77002
    Hailed as “One of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway” by The New York Times, this "dazzling" (Associated Press)...
  • March 14, 2017 - March 19, 2017
    The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (36060)
    800 Bagby Street, Suite 300 | Houston, TX 77002
    Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I directed by Tony Award® Winner Bartlett...
  • April 25, 2017 - April 30, 2017
    The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (36060)
    800 Bagby Street, Suite 300 | Houston, TX 77002
    Finding Neverland is Broadway’s biggest new hit and the winner of Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for Best Musical! This breathtaking...
  • June 6, 2017 - June 11, 2017
    The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (36060)
    800 Bagby Street, Suite 300 | Houston, TX 77002
    Something Rotten! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom,...
  • August 15, 2017 - August 20, 2017
    The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (36060)
    800 Bagby Street, Suite 300 | Houston, TX 77002
    The award-winning musical based on the smash hit film, starring Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox! Former Secret Service...
  • January 3, 2017 - January 15, 2017
    The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (36060)
    800 Bagby Street, Suite 300 | Houston, TX 77002
    Hailed by The New York Times as "the best musical of this century" and the winner of nine Tony Awards®, The Book of Mormon is the...
  • June 27, 2017 - July 23, 2017
    The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (36060)
    800 Bagby Street, Suite 300 | Houston, TX 77002
    Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly...
  • October 15, 2016 - October 16, 2016
    Zilkha Hall
    800 Bagby Street | Suite 300 | Houston, TX 77002
    Handel’s final masterpiece sets an Old Testament tale about a warrior’s foolish promise to God and its terrible consequences. The austere...
  • December 31, 2016
    Zilkha Hall
    800 Bagby Street | Suite 300 | Houston, TX 77002
    A festive program rings in the New Year with cantatas J. S. Bach wrote specifically for this holiday plus other celebratory works. This...
  • April 2, 2017
    Zilkha Hall
    800 Bagby Street, Suite 300 | Houston, TX 77002
    Interest in the uncanny brought about all manner of oddities during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, from wax museums to gothic...
  • May 21, 2017
    Zilkha Hall
    800 Bagby Street, Suite 300 | Houston, TX 77002
    One of history’s greatest literary figures, Don Quixote has inspired many musical works over the years, from Renaissance songs to a Broadway...
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