NEWS

Important Announcement

Artista at the Hobby Center has closed to make way for a new restaurant concept. A reimagined fine dining experience, including new lunch and dinner menus, along with a new restaurant name will launch before the start of the new theatrical seasons in mid-September. More details will be announced at a later date in celebration and anticipation of the reopening. Patrons can still enjoy dining in the Hobby Center’s Grand Lobby Bistro 1.5 hours prior to performances in Sarofim Hall. For questions regarding future reservations upon the restaurant reopening, please call 713-315-2562.

Current Parking Information

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

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Disney's ALADDIN to Anchor Broadway at the Hobby Center 2018-2019 Season

Tony Award® and Grammy® winner DEAR EVAN HANSEN to premiere in Houston as part of the 2019-2020 season

Broadway at the Hobby Center announced the lineup of shows for its 2018-2019 Season today. Tony Award® winners, premieres, and all-time favorites make up the new season of nine productions, including two season options.

“I can’t wait to share this season with the audiences of Houston. The phrase ‘something for everyone,’ can often be overused, but in this case it couldn’t be more true,” states Fran Macferran, President of the Hobby Center Foundation. “We are bringing everything from beloved audience favorite LES MISÉRABLES to acclaimed revival MISS SAIGON, a game-changing rock musical with RENT, new musicals ANASTASIA and WAITRESS with music by Sara Bareilles, another Disney sensation for young and old in ALADDIN, and a hilarious and award-winning play in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. And that’s not even the full list! Seasons like this continue to raise the bar and we are thrilled to bring such first-class arts offerings to our great city.”

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON returns to Houston for a limited engagement as a season option. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA makes a triumphant two-week return.

Additionally, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the six-time 2017 Tony Award®-winner for BEST MUSICAL, was announced as a sneak preview into the following 2019-2020 Season. 2018-2019 Subscribers will have first access to tickets when they renew their subscriptions for the 2019-2020 Season.

Click HERE for the full press release and further information.

Performance News

For information about performances presented by Hobby Center's two resident Sarofim series, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and the Mischer Neurosciences 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