• ATTENTION: Please plan on arriving at least 45 minutes prior to your event time. Expect road closures and heavy pedestrian traffic downtown. Valet and HCPA garage are subject to closure when full - overflow parking is available in the Tranquility Park Garage.


Current Parking Information

The Houston Women's March will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 between the Water Works on Sabine Street and at Hermann Square by Houston City Hall from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Please expect street closures and traffic congestion downtown before, during and after this time. Both entrances to the Hobby Center parking garage are expected to remain open and all other available downtown parking are expected to be open and accessible.

Please plan to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your performance. Parking is available in the Hobby Center garage with entrances on Rusk and Walker Streets, along with valet service on Bagby Street. Valet and Hobby Center garage parking is subject to space and availability. Large attendance at various performances, coupled with other downtown activities, will create high demand, limiting access and there is a high probability of valet and/or self-parking reaching capacity and closing prior to the start time of a performance.

Overflow parking is available in the Theater District Garage beneath Tranquility Park (Entrance #2). Currently, elevators and tunnel access from the Tranquility Garage to the Hobby Center are not available.

Click HERE for a parking map.

Security Check

For your safety and security, walk thru detectors will be in use and all bags are subject to inspection before entering the theater. Please allow extra time prior to your performance. Oversized bags, luggage and backpacks may not be permitted inside the theater. For a full list of prohibited items click HERE


National Tour Cast Announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Smash Hit School of Rock – The Musical

January 30 - February 4, 2018
Tickets On Sale Now

Houston, TX – BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center is pleased to announce that individual tickets for School of Rock – The Musical are on sale now. School of Rock – The Musical will play The Hobby Center on January 30 – February 4, 2018.

Rocking the roofs off theaters across America, the School of Rock – The Musical national tour stars Rob Colletti as Dewey, Lexie Dorsett Sharp as Rosalie, Matt Bittner as Ned, Emily Borromeo as Patty, Merritt David Janes as Dewey Alternate, Deidre Lang as Ms. Sheinkopf, Olivia Bucknor as Shonelle, Theodora Silverman as Katie, Chloe Anne Garcia as Marcy, Carson Hodges as Mason, Gianna Harris as Tomika, Gilberto Moretti-Hamilton as Freddy, Phoenix Schuman as Zack, John Michael Pitera as Billy, Theo Mitchell-Penner as Lawrence and Ava Briglia as Summer. The adult ensemble features John Campione, Patrick Clanton, Christopher DeAngelis, Kristian Espiritu, Melanie Evans, Liam Fennecken, Kara Haller, Elysia Jordan, Jameson Moss, Sinclair Mitchell, Tim Shea and Hernando Umana. The kid’s ensemble features Rayna Farr, Bella Fraker, Alex Louis, Tommy Ragen, Gabriella Uhl and Aiden Niklas Villa.

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Tickets On Sale Now for the Houston Premiere of the Tony Award®-Winning Broadway Revival of THE COLOR PURPLE

January 9-14, 2018

Houston, TX - BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center announced today that the individual tickets for the Houston premiere of the North American Tour of the Tony Award®- winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE are on sale now. Cast members from the 2016 Broadway revival lead the touring company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost – National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me, Shrek the Musical – National Tour) as Sofia.

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First National Tour of the Hit Broadway Musical "On Your Feet!" Congas its Way to Houston

November 21-26, 2017

Tickets Now on Sale

Houston, TX - BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center is pleased to announce that the Houston engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! – based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan – will star Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez, playing Emilio Estefan.

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Official Casting Announced for "Escape to Margaritaville" Pre-Broadway Tour and Broadway Premiere

Paul Alexander Nolan, Alison Luff, Lisa Howard and Eric Petersen to lead the company

Producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman, and Beth Williams announced the official cast for the pre-Broadway tour and Broadway premiere of Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of iconic singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. As previously announced, the musical begins previews on Broadway on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street), with an official opening night set for Thursday, March 15, 2018. Broadway tickets are now on sale via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 877-250-2929.

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Performance News

For information about performances presented by Hobby Center's two resident Sarofim series, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and the Broadway Across America series, please visit their websites:

Media Information 

Media information regarding the Hobby Center building and the Hobby Center's Uniquely Houston® series is available upon request at info@thehobbycenter.org