Step Into the World of Dance

Behind the Scenes Tour:

[GROUPS OF 20 MIN. - 100 MAX. One (1) hour experience.]

Ever wondered how a ballet makes it to the stage? Ever wondered how dancers train? On this hour-long look behind the scenes, come see a day in the life at Houston Ballet. Trained docents will guide you through our six-story, 115,000-square-foot facility located in the heart of downtown Houston's Theater District. 

Behind the Scenes tours are offered on the following days and times:

Tuesdays at 10:00 AM
Wednesdays at 1:00 PM
Thursdays at 10:00 AM
Saturdays at 11:00 AM

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Behind the Scenes - Extended:

[GRADES 2-12 ONLY. Groups of 20 MIN. - 100 MAX. Two (2) hour experience.]

We've combined two existing Education & Community Engagement programs to bring you a new field trip opportunity! Our Behind the Scenes tour is enhanced by including a Ballet Talk in our Behind the Scenes - Extended program. Students will participate in an interactive, storytelling experience with one of our favorite ballets and develop an understanding of how a ballet moves from an idea, through rehearsals, to the stage! 

Behind the Scenes – Extended tours will be offered from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on the following dates: 

September 20, 2019
November 1, 2019
January 24, 2020
February 21, 2020

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[GRADES 7-12 ONLY. Groups of 20 MIN. - 50 MAX. Two (2) hour experience.] 

This experience includes a Behind the Scenes tour of the Houston Ballet Center for Dance. On this tour, students will see professional dancers taking class, visit our world-class wardrobe facility, and step into the shoe room which houses hundreds of shoes. 

The centerpiece of this building tour is the opportunity to meet and hear from a panel of Houston Ballet employees from a variety of departments, including Marketing & Public Relations, Development, Production, Audio/Visual and Education. Students will learn about different career opportunities at Houston Ballet and other non-profit, Arts organizations.

Behind the Scenes – Career in the Arts tours will be offered from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on the following dates: 

October 25, 2019
April 17, 2020
May 22, 2020

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For questions or more information please contact Education & Community Engagement Coordinator, R. Cantrell Williams, at