General Theatre Information
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002
Box Office: 713-315-2525
The Box Office is open daily from 10:00am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday and from 11:00am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. During performances, the Box Office remains open through intermission. If a show doesn’t have an intermission, the Box Office will remain open 30 min after the performance begins.
Safety and Security
For your safety and security, walk through detectors will be in use and all bags are subject to inspection before entering the theater. Oversized bags, luggage and backpacks may not be permitted inside. For a full list of prohibited items visit:
Limited view seats generally have a partial view of the stage due to the viewing angle in the theatre. Obstructed view seats have a partially blocked view of the stage due to objects such as columns, railings, or sound equipment.
There is no specific dress code. Most people enjoy dressing up to go to the theatre, and some events, such as opening nights, will draw a dressier crowd. For theatrical performances, you will see people in everything from casual to formal wear.
We recommend that you arrive at the venue at a minimum of 60 minutes before the performance to allow plenty of time to park and get seated. Doors will open between 60 minutes prior to start of the show and may vary on show-by-show basis.
Please arrive on time out of courtesy for the performers and your fellow audience members. Arriving late may result in seating holds or alternate seating within the theater. Admission or re-admission of latecomers is ultimately subject to the producers’ discretion and guidelines for each individual show.
Food and drink is sold in the lobby prior to the show and during intermission.
Hobby Center parking services make your pre-show arrival a seamless experience with an on-site garage for self-parking and convenient valet service. The garage is also an ideal place for daily and contract parking, with both light rail and tunnel access and is close to downtown destinations like City Hall, various City and Federal courthouses and the Downtown Aquarium.
Detailed information about parking may be found here.