Sarofim Hall mirrors elegant and legendary European and Broadway theaters, providing an exceptional entertainment and cultural environment for patrons and performers.
Sarofim Hall was specifically built with touring musical theater in mind and is the home to the Hobby Center’s two resident series: Memorial Hermann Broadway at the Hobby Center and Theatre Under the Stars. The space also hosts a wide variety of events ranging from concerts to private corporate events, wedding receptions, galas and much more.
Make sure to turn your gaze upward when taking your seat to view the breathtaking Joe and Lee Jamail Celestial Dome Ceiling with more than 2,000 fiber optic stars that replicate the summer night sky – and a shooting star every five minutes.
Some fun facts about Sarofim Hall:
Designed by Robert A.M. Stern, the space is inspired by twentieth-century theater designers Herts and Tallant
Stern and theater consultants Fisher Dachs took great care to ensure outstanding acoustics and amplified sound through their selection of seat fabric, wall coverings and ceiling configuration
The theater seats 2,650 on three levels (Orchestra, Mezzanine, Gallery, along with private boxes). The farthest seat in the Gallery is only 128 feet from the stage
The Ruth B. Bauer Stage was designed and equipped to accommodate the most complex and elaborate performances with an orchestra pit for 60 musicians, a spacious backstage and sizable loading dock