The Hobby Center
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, located in the heart of downtown Houston, stands as the premiere entertainment complex in the Houston Theater District.
Two acoustically distinguished theaters, an impressive grand lobby, a contemporary American cuisine restaurant and convenient parking create a first-class setting in which to enjoy acclaimed theatrical performances and special events.
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is managed and operated by the Hobby Center Foundation, formerly known as the Houston Music Hall Foundation. The Foundation is organized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
- Upper Orchestra
- Accessible Seating
Patron drop off can be accommodated at the front of the building in the valet driveway, both before and after performances.
Accessible parking is available on all levels of the Hobby Center Parking Garage, with convenient elevator access.
Accessible Seating for wheelchair and limited mobility needs are available on all levels of the theater. Please specify your need for this seating when purchasing tickets. Patrons can purchase these tickets online at www.BroadwayAtTheHobbyCenter.com or www.Ticketmaster.com by selecting the “ADA Seating” filter on the seat map, calling 800.982.2787, or by visiting the Hobby Center Box Office in person during regular business hours.
Assistive Listening Devices amplify and clarify sound and are available at all performances. Infrared assistive listening systems are installed in the theater and headsets may be used at any seat. Assistive Listening System headsets are available on a first-served basis at the Accessibility Kiosk in the Grand Lobby and Mezzanine. A photo ID must be given in exchange for an Assistive Listening Device, and will be returned at the end of the performance once the device is brought back.
HCPA Access Team members are available to assist patrons who have accessibility needs. They are stationed at valet, near the garage, and in the breezeway. Look for these volunteers in their bright yellow polos!
Audio Description brings the theatrical experience to those who are blind or have low vision. Audio described services are scheduled for Sunday Matinee performances (see below).
2018 – 2019 Season
Miss Saigon: Sunday, May 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Disney’s Aladdin: Sunday, June 30 at 1:00 pm, Sunday, July 7 at 1:00 pm
Rent: Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Programs in large print font are available and may be picked up at the Accessibility Kiosks on the Grand Lobby and Mezzanine levels. A limited number of Braille programs are also available.
Open Captioning is a text display located close to the stage that scrolls words in synchronization with the performance. Open captioning services are scheduled for Saturday Matinee performances (see below). Caption boards are located under Box 1, Box 3 and Box 5.
2018 – 2019 Season
Miss Saigon: Saturday, May 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Disney’s Aladdin: Saturday, June 29 at 1:00 pm, Sunday, July 7 at 1:00 pm
Rent: Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm
American Sign Language interpreted performances may be provided upon request for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing. Please check for availability of these services in advance by calling the Hobby Center’s Audience Services Manager at 713-315-2412. Requests should be made least two weeks prior to a performance to make the proper arrangements. Services are not guaranteed for all events and are subject to the availability of an interpreter. Our TTY line is available at 212.307.2166 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm).
2018 – 2019 Season
Miss Saigon: Sunday, May 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Disney’s Aladdin: Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Rent: Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm
800 Bagby St Houston, TX 77002
Parking garage is located directly behind the Hobby Center with easy access from both Rusk and Walker Streets. This above-ground, 7-level, 800-car garage offers convenient self-parking currently for $15 per vehicle. Parking is also available in the Theater District Garage. Valet and Hobby Center garage parking is subject to availability. Large attendance at various performances may create high demand limiting access, and resulting in the closing of valet and/or self-parking prior to the start time of a performance. We recommend arriving one hour prior to your performance.
Valet parking is available in front of the Hobby Center on Bagby Street between Rusk and Walker during Hobby Center performances and from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for Diana American Grill. Cost: Currently $25 per vehicle.
Lexus drivers enjoy complimentary valet parking courtesy of Houston Area Lexus Dealers.