Houston, TX 77002
The Lynn Wyatt Square for the Performing Arts (LWS), at the epicenter of Houston’s Theater District in downtown Houston, is a new cultural gateway for Houstonians and visitors to experience the beauty and power of the nationally and internationally recognized performing arts surrounding it.
Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony, Alley Theatre, Theater Under the Stars, Performing Arts Houston, DACAMERA and Mercury Chamber Orchestra are residents of Theater District buildings. The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is also nearby.
Developed and managed by Houston First Corporation, this 26.5-million-dollar cultural project came to life thanks to a public-private partnership that included generous funding from the Downtown Redevelopment Authority, numerous foundations, Houston First Corporation, and Houston icon, art lover and cultural philanthropist Lynn Wyatt.
The park was officially inaugurated on September 21, 2023, and opened to the public the next day.
The park is across Louisiana Street from Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts (commonly known as Jones Hall) and squared by Texas Avenue on the North, Capitol Street on the South, and Smith Street on the West.
The green 1.5-acres space includes a flexible performance lawn for concerts and other free programs, a cascading water feature, accessible entries, gardens, trees, a street theater, one-of-a-kind tête-à-tête rockers/seating, lighting and sound elements. Mini murals created by Anat Ronen and Jessica Guerra cover traffic boxes within the square.
In addition, park visitors can enjoy complimentary programming that reflects the cultural district and Houston’s dynamic and diverse population.