Peak Performances

BalletHomegrown performing arts companies offer limitless cultural possibilities for patrons, as well as connections with UH programs.

Nestled within Houston’s bustling downtown and in close proximity to the University of Houston is a wealth of homegrown entertainment that augments UH’s fine arts offerings.

The Houston Theater District is one of only five such urban areas in the country with permanent professional resident companies in theatre, ballet, music and opera. It’s also ranked second in the nation for number of theater seats in a downtown setting.

Included in the district are the Alley Theatre, Broadway in Houston, Da Camera of Houston (presenting jazz and chamber music), Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Uniquely Houston (featuring music, theater and dance), Houston Symphony, Society for the Performing Arts and Theater Under the Stars.

These arts companies offer UH opportunities for collaborations and partnerships. Examples include UH Professor Brian Byrnes working with the theater community to teach the art of “stage fighting” and Houston Symphony musicians participating in the annual Moores School of Music’s Texas Music Festival.

Visit the Houston Theater District website to learn more.