Houston's Happenings

A night at the operaHouston stages are hopping 365 days a year. From rock concerts to recitals, this big city is BIG on performing arts.

In fact, much of the action takes places in downtown Houston just minutes from the University of Houston campus.

The biggest recording artists in the world perform regularly at venues such as Houston’s Toyota Center and the Verizon Wireless Theatre.

To sample the sounds of the classics, the Houston Symphony is a world renowned orchestra that performs regularly year round and features a host of guest artists ranging from pop and jazz stars to comedians and spoken word artists.

The beauty of the opera also resonates throughout the city thanks to the Houston Grand Opera, a company recognized for its consistent innovation year after year.

For aficionados of dance, the Houston Ballet has a reputation as one of the nation’s premier performing organization.

As for the theater, those who can’t make it to Broadway can take in touring versions of stage hits at the Hobby Center, or enjoy productions at the revered Alley Theatre. For more information about the performing arts in Houston, please see Greater Houston Partnership.