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Directions to Houston Ballet Center for Dance

Location of Center for Dance

Houston Ballet Center for Dance is located in downtown Houston at 601 Preston Street. The nearest cross streets are: Smith Street and Louisiana Street. Houston Ballet Center for Dance is located one block north of the Lyric Center, and catty-corner to Wortham Theater Center to the northeast side.

PLEASE NOTE: HOUSTON BALLET DOES NOT PERFORM AT THE CENTER FOR DANCE.  PERFORMANCES WILL CONTINUE TO BE HELD AT WORTHAM THEATER CENTER, LOCATED AT 501 TEXAS AVENUE AT SMITH STREET.

Parking at Houston Ballet's Center for Dance

Parking for Houston Ballet Center for Dance is available at numerous parking garages surrounding the theater district.  The Lyric Centre Parking lot, directly across from the Center for Dance at the intersection of Preston and Smith Streets, offers parking beginning at $2.

Driving Directions to the Center for Dance

  • From I-10 West traveling East: Take the Smith exit and veer right on Smith. The Center for Dance will be on your left at the corner of Smith and Preston. 

  • From I-10 East traveling west: Take I-10 West, exit 769B San Jacinto St./Main St. Take a slight right at Shea, then left on Main. Turn right on Congress, then left on Smith. The Center for Dance will be on your left at the corner of Smith and Preston.

  • From I-45 North traveling south: Exit McKinney (left exit). Turn left on Bagby. Turn right on Preston. The Center for Dance will be on your left at the corner of Preston and Smith.

  • From I-45 South traveling north: Exit Houston Ave./ Memorial Dr. Turn right on Rusk, then left on Bagby. Turn right on Preston. The Center for Dance will be on your left at the corner of Preston and Smith.

  • From US-59 North traveling south: continue past the Convention Center. Take I-45 North/ Dallas exit. Exit Houston Ave./Memorial Dr. Exit Houston Ave./Memorial Dr. Turn right on Rusk, then left on Bagby. Turn right on Preston. The Center for Dance will be on your left at the corner of Preston and Smith.

  • From US-59 South traveling north: Take I-45 North. Exit Houston Ave./ Memorial Dr. Turn right on Rusk, then left on Bagby. Turn right on Preston. The Center for Dance will be on your left at the corner of Preston and Smith.

  • From Highway 290:  Take 610 South to I-10 East. Travel east. Take the Smith exit and veer right on Smith. The Center for Dance will be on your left at the corner of Smith and Preston.

  • From Highway 225: Take 610 West to I-45 North. Exit Houston Ave./ Memorial Dr. Turn right on Rusk, then left on Bagby. Turn right on Preston. The Center for Dance will be on your left at the corner of Preston and Smith.

  • From Memorial: Memorial Drive becomes Texas St. Turn left on Bagby, then right on Preston.  The Center for Dance will be on your left at the corner of Preston and Smith.

  • From Allen Parkway: Stay on Allen Parkway until you pass I-45. Turn left on Bagby. Turn right on Preston. The Center for Dance will be on your left at the corner of Preston and Smith.