Wellness

Houston Ballet has decided to cancel this month’s performances of Forged in Houston. After the difficult decisions made on March 11th by Mayor Turner and Judge Hidalgo, we have reevaluated and will support the decision to take precautionary measures for the greater good of our community. We look forward to keeping this program in our season by moving the dates to May 21-31, which were originally held for our From Houston to the World program. Current tickets holders for these performances can expect immediate communications via email for further information about the canceled program dates, March 12-22. As our city knows hardship intimately, we take great pride in our team’s preparedness to support our fellow Houstonians as we navigate what’s next.

For those who are unable to attend the rescheduled dates, please consider donating the cost of your tickets back to Houston Ballet to help support our artists and operations. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate this fluid, fast-changing situation.

Houston Ballet and Houston First are currently taking every step to safeguard your health and well-being and are following the guidelines provided by the CDC and the City of Houston.

We are implementing the following protocol at the Wortham Theater Center during all future Houston Ballet performances:

  • Additional hand sanitizing stations & tissues throughout the building
  • Using hospital-grade disinfectant products 
  • Regularly sanitizing throughout the day & evening, including heavily touched areas such as:
    • Escalator hand rails
    • Door hardware
    • Elevator buttons
    • Sink hot/cold water handles, etc.

If anyone in your party does not feel well enough to attend or would like to reschedule your performance, please contact the Houston Ballet Box Office to exchange your tickets to another performance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 713.227.2787 (ARTS).

Accessibility

You may purchase accessible seating online in the designated accessible areas or you may contact our box office at 713.227.ARTS (2787) for assistance with purchasing. Accessible seating is available in both the Brown and Cullen theaters. The Brown Theater has accessible seating located on the Orchestra, Founder's Box, and Grand Tier levels. In the Cullen Theater, accessible seating is available on both the Orchestra and Mezzanine levels. Patron drop-off is available on Prairie Street. If you are in need of assistance, you may request usher assistance upon arrival at the drop off location.  For more information about ADA accessibility at The Wortham Theater Center click here.

FM assistive headsets for the hearing impaired are available in the lobby at no charge for each performance. Please ask an usher for assistance.

Houston Ballet provides audio description services for visually impaired patrons in partnership with team members from Sight into Sound (SIS), a Houston non-profit organization serving the blind and visually-impaired community. Patrons should request narrative services by calling the box office at 713.227.ARTS (2787)  in order to arrange for a narrator at least two weeks prior to their performance in order for a narrator to be available to attend at the chosen performance date and time.

In preparation for the performance, team members of SIS attend a performance and read the program in order to use  succinct, vivid, and imaginative language to describe the visual images and movement. SIS team members describe set design in detail, the dancer's physical appearances, costumes, movements. Patrons wear headsets provided to them to listen to the describer as the production takes place. This service is provided free of charge by Houston Ballet.

Directions

WORTHAM THEATER CENTER DIRECTIONS

From I-10 West traveling East: Take the Smith exit and veer right on Smith. Turn right on Prairie. The Wortham Theater Center will be on your left at the corner of Smith and Prairie.

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. Turn right on Prairie.  The Wortham Theater Center will be on your left at the corner of Smith and Prairie.

From I-45 North traveling south: Exit McKinney (left exit). Turn left on Bagby. Turn right on Texas. The Wortham Theater Center will be on your left at the corner of Bagby and Texas.

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

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 Texas. The Wortham Theater Center will be on your left at the corner of Bagby and Texas.

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 Texas. The Wortham Theater Center will be on your left at the corner of Bagby and Texas.

From Highway 290: Take 610 South to I-10 East. Travel east. Take the Smith exit and veer right on Smith. Turn right on Prairie.  The Wortham Theater Center will be on your left at the corner of Smith and Prairie.

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 Texas. The Wortham Theater Center will be on your left at the corner of Bagby and Texas.

From Memorial: Memorial Drive becomes Texas St. The Wortham Theater Center will be on your left at the corner of Bagby and Texas.

From Allen Parkway: Stay on Allen Parkway until you pass I-45. Turn left on Bagby. Turn right on Texas. The Wortham Theater Center will be on your left at the corner of Bagby and Texas.

Parking

1.

Theater District Parking

Entrance on Smith St. and Prairie St.

Garage Hours:
Mondays-Fridays, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
Saturdays and Sundays, Noon-11 p.m.

$12; hourly parking not available

The elevator in the garage is on aisle I. Trams will also be available to shuttle those customers who need assistance. Customers should notify a garage attendant upon arrival, if they need this service.

VIEW MAP

2.

Lyric Centre Garage

Entrance to the garage is located on Smith St., between Preston and Prairie.

Credit Card Only

Garage Hours:

6 AM - 12 AM, Monday - Sunday
24 Hour Exit Access

0 - 2 Hours $6.00

2 - 5 Hours $12.00

·         5 - 10 Hours $15.00

·         10 - 24 Hours $18.00

·         Daily Max $18.00

·         Lost Ticket $25.00

·         Event Rate $10.00

ATTENTION: To access parking after 7 PM, please walk to the front of Lyric Centre and press the call button. Security will give you access to the garage elevators.

3.

Alley Theatre Center Garage

500 Louisianna
Houston, Texas 77002

Alley Theatre Garage: Enter on Louisiana and Smith, between Texas and Prairie. This above ground parking tower is located on the same block as the Alley Theatre, with the elevator across the AlleyWay from the Alley Theatre building. Garage open for entrance, Monday – Friday, 6:00am – 10:00pm and Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 10pm; credit cards accepted. Please note that you may exit the garage after 10:00pm. 

The cost for parking during events is $12 per car at the Alley Theatre Garage and $12 per car at the Theatre District Parking Garage. Cost subject to change

 

4.

Block 43

 

Pay First Lot (Cash & Credit)
Preston at Milam & Travis (entrance at Travis & Milam)

Weekend Nutcracker parking special: $10 weekdays $15 weekends (normal rates apply to all other events)
Open 24/7: daily rates apply as shown when no special event is posted

Mon-Sat 4am-4pm $17
Mon-Wed 4pm-12am $10
Thurs 4pm-12am $15
Overnight 12am-4am $10
Sunday All Day $10

5.

One Market Square

 

Pay after exit (Cash & Credit)
800 Preston (entrances at Travis, Prarie & Milam)

Weekend Nutcracker parking special: $7 weekdays $10 weekends (normal rates apply to all other events)
Open 24/7: daily rates apply as shown when no special event is posted

Early Bird Weekdays:
4am-9am out after 2pm $12
Normal daily rates:
0-2 hrs $10
2-4hrs $15
4-9 hrs $20
9-12 hrs $25
12-24 hrs $30
Lost ticket fee is $30

The Nutcracker

November 29 - December 29, 2019

The Sleeping Beauty

February 27 - March 8, 2020

Forged in Houston

March 12-22, 2019