Wortham Theater Center

501 Texas Ave Houston, TX 77002 Map It


Address: 501 Texas Ave Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (832) 487-7000

Wortham Theater Center, home to Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera, features two theaters.

Since its opening in 1987, Wortham has entertained audiences totaling more than 5 million people. It has also served as the backdrop for hundreds of galas, corporate and group events, further underscoring its role as a community center as well as a performing arts venue.

The facility features two theaters, the Alice and George Brown Theater and the Roy and Lillie Cullen Theater.

At 2,423 seats, the Brown is the "big house" at Wortham. The 17,000-square foot stage is primarily used for major performances by Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera. Despite its size, no seat is more than 138 feet from the stage.

The 1,100-seat Cullen Theater hosts smaller opera and ballet productions and serves other arts groups, such as Society for the Performing Arts, Da Camera of Houston and Mercury Baroque. Its intimate size is ideal for solo artists, chamber music, small touring shows and recitals.

Within this splendid domain are an array of public spaces, both monumental and intimate: the jewel box-like theaters, the soaring six-story Grand Foyer, the delicately scaled Green Room and Founders Salon.

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau - Member

Oct 09

Everette Harp & Tim Bowman

Oct 09, 2020 - Oct 09, 2020
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Nov 20

Kirk Whalum

Nov 20, 2020 - Nov 20, 2020
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  • No. of Blocks From Light Rail: 4
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