• PLEASE BE ADVISED: The Hobby Center will be closed through April 2. All performances are postponed through this closure.
 

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THEATRE UNDER THE STARS SUSPENDS SPRING & SUMMER PROGRAMS

Hobby Center Musical Theatre Productions, Student Programs and Fund-raising Events Impacted

Theatre Under The Stars ​announces the postponement or cancellation of most programming through July, due to the COVID-19 crisis. As Houston’s largest non-profit dedicated to musical theatre, this represents multiple events across several venues.

The impact of the cancellations represent ​losses of $1.975 million in revenue for the non-profit organization's theatrical productions at the Hobby Center and an additional $2.6 million in lost philanthropic support – for a staggering total loss of $4.6 million.

Houstonians who wish to support the future of professional musical theatre are urged to visit​ ​HERE

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF POSTPONED

In response to guidance from the CDC and the declaration of a Texas state of emergency, the Hobby Center is closed until April 2, 2020. As a result, all upcoming performances of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF scheduled March 24 through March 29, 2020 will be postponed.

PLEASE HOLD ONTO YOUR TICKETS AS WE WORK TO BRING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF BACK TO HOUSTON. We will be in touch as soon as possible with more information on the status of this event. We are navigating an unprecedented situation in real time, and ask for your patience.

We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves to ensure the health and well-being of our audience, staff, cast and crew before anything else.

At this time, all future Broadway at the Hobby Center shows’ performances are expected to go on as scheduled. Should anything change, we will send an update to all impacted ticket holders. We look forward to welcoming you back into a clean and safe gathering space for our community to enjoy the shared experience of seeing stories unfold live on stage.

HOBBY CENTER closes through April 2

The Hobby Center Foundation’s top priority is ensuring our audiences enjoy meaningful and safe experiences with the arts as well as protecting the health and well-being of our patrons, touring artists, volunteers, and employees.

In response to the CDC directive limiting group gatherings of 50 or more people and the declaration of a Texas state of emergency, the Hobby Center will close both Sarofim Hall and Zilkha Hall from March 17 through April 2. We have determined that presenting these events would risk the safety and well-being of our employees and the people we serve. Closing our venue is the right action to protect public health.

We are currently working to reschedule all performances scheduled to take place at the Hobby Center and ask for patrons’ patience as this process may take some time. Ticketed events include BAPS Live, Fiddler on the Roof, Secrets and Illusions, Apollo Chamber Players and Origins Dance Competition.

For more information and the entire press release, please click HERE

COVID-19 Preparedness Measures

In conjunction with federal state and local agencies, the Hobby Center Foundation is monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19, the diseased caused by 2019 novel corona virus.

We consider the health and well-being of our guests and staff our highest priority and we are committed to providing a clean and safe environment.

Here’s how we are responding:
  • Monitoring and following the Center for Disease Control as well as other health organizations for facts and recommended practices
  • Implementing extra precautions
  • Additional hand sanitation stations
  • Extensive daily cleaning and disinfecting protocols with dedicated housekeeping staff solely responsible for sanitizing seat arms, hand rails, door handles, and other frequently touched surfaces

We encourage you to take standard precautions including:
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequent touched objects and surfaces

We will remain vigilant and are prepared to make decisions based on current needs, as well as in response to changing conditions.

MEMORIAL HERMANN BROADWAY AT THE HOBBY CENTER ANNOUNCES 2020-2021 SEASON

Featuring Houston Premieres and Tony Award® Winning Mega Sensations

Memorial Hermann Broadway at the Hobby Center announces the sensational 2020-2021 Season today. Featuring six premiers and Tony Award® winners including the Broadway mega-sensation TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and winner of eight 2019 Tony® Awards including Best Musical HADESTOWN. Also, Tina Fey’s hilarious new musical comedy MEAN GIRLS, the music phenomenon JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 50th Anniversary national tour, the hilarious Broadway smash TOOTSIE, the acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY and the quirky comedy and joyful experience of THE BLUE MAN GROUP. Also: included are these season options, the inspiring true story BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and last but not least Houston’s most “popular” musical WICKED.

Additionally, FROZEN, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical was announced as a sneak preview into the 2021-2022 Season.

For more information and the entire press release, please click HERE

CURRENT TRAFFIC AND 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 in the Tranquillity Garage are not available and the tunnel is scheduled to reopen in October.

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

Performance News

For information about performances presented by Hobby Center's two resident Sarofim series, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and the Memorial Hermann Broadway Across America series, please visit their websites:

Media Information

Media information regarding the Hobby Center building series is available upon request at info@thehobbycenter.org