NEWS

Important Announcement

Artista at the Hobby Center has closed to make way for a new restaurant concept. A reimagined fine dining experience, including new lunch and dinner menus, along with a new restaurant name will launch before the start of the new theatrical seasons in mid-September. More details will be announced at a later date in celebration and anticipation of the reopening. Patrons can still enjoy dining in the Hobby Center’s Grand Lobby Bistro 1.5 hours prior to performances in Sarofim Hall. For questions regarding future reservations upon the restaurant reopening, please call 713-315-2562.

Current 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 and tunnel access from the Tranquility Garage to the Hobby Center are not available.

Click HERE for a parking map.

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

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF BOUBLIL AND SCHÖNBERG’S LES MISÉRABLES

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 AT 10AM

Houston, TX – Individual tickets for Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, go on sale Friday, August 3 at 10 am. The much anticipated Mischer Neurosciences Broadway at the Hobby Center engagement is direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement.

With glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking production of LES MISÉRABLES, which broke box office records during its pre-Broadway tour, has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1).

Cameron Mackintosh said, “I‘m delighted that after a four year absence this glorious production is once again touring the major cities across North America and is more spectacular than ever.”

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISÉRABLES tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring one of the greatest scores of all time, with thrilling and beloved songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars," “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Do You Hear the People Sing” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Along with the Oscar-winning movie version, it has now been seen by more than 130 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. LES MISÉRABLES is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year.

Click HERE for the full press release and further information.

MEMORIAL HERMANN MISCHER NEUROSCIENCES ANNOUNCED AS SERIES SPONSOR FOR BROADWAY AT THE HOBBY CENTER

Houston, TX – Broadway at the Hobby Center is pleased to announce a three-year sponsorship agreement with Memorial Hermann Mischer Neurosciences beginning with the 2018-2019 season.

“We are excited to be part of the Hobby Center’s distinguished history fostering growth of the performing arts and providing world-class entertainment to the Greater Houston area,” said Dong Kim, M.D., Director of the Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and professor and chair of the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. “Each year, Broadway at the Hobby Center brings a lineup of award-winning shows and cast members to Houston representing a broad spectrum of cultures and interests.”

The series will be known as Mischer Neurosciences Broadway at the Hobby Center. Tony Award® winners, premieres, and all-time favorites make up the 2018-2019 season of nine productions, including two season options.

“It is an honor to align Broadway at the Hobby Center with Memorial Hermann Mischer Neurosciences, an organization that represents the very fabric of Houston. This partnership is invaluable and enables the Hobby Center to bring performing arts of Broadway caliber to the Houston community,” said Fran Macferran, President of the Hobby Center Foundation. Macferran added, “when brought together, arts and science open the door for innovation and new conversation.”

Click HERE for the full press release and further information.

Disney's ALADDIN to Anchor Mischer Neurosciences Broadway at the Hobby Center 2018-2019 Season

Tony Award® and Grammy® winner DEAR EVAN HANSEN to premiere in Houston as part of the 2019-2020 season

Mischer Neurosciences Broadway at the Hobby Center announced the lineup of shows for its 2018-2019 Season today. Tony Award® winners, premieres, and all-time favorites make up the new season of nine productions, including two season options.

“I can’t wait to share this season with the audiences of Houston. The phrase ‘something for everyone,’ can often be overused, but in this case it couldn’t be more true,” states Fran Macferran, President of the Hobby Center Foundation. “We are bringing everything from beloved audience favorite LES MISÉRABLES to acclaimed revival MISS SAIGON, a game-changing rock musical with RENT, new musicals ANASTASIA and WAITRESS with music by Sara Bareilles, another Disney sensation for young and old in ALADDIN, and a hilarious and award-winning play in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. And that’s not even the full list! Seasons like this continue to raise the bar and we are thrilled to bring such first-class arts offerings to our great city.”

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON returns to Houston for a limited engagement as a season option. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA makes a triumphant two-week return.

Additionally, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the six-time 2017 Tony Award®-winner for BEST MUSICAL, was announced as a sneak preview into the following 2019-2020 Season. 2018-2019 Subscribers will have first access to tickets when they renew their subscriptions for the 2019-2020 Season.

Click HERE for the full press release and further information.

Performance News

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

Media Information 

Media information regarding the Hobby Center building and the Hobby Center's Uniquely Houston® series is available upon request at info@thehobbycenter.org