History[ edit ] The idea for a national cultural center dates to when First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt discussed ideas for the Emergency Relief and Civil Works Administration to create employment for unemployed actors during the Great Depression. A congressional resolution called for construction of a "public building which shall be known as the National Cultural Center" near Judiciary Squarebut nothing materialized.
We hope this information will help you make the most of your experience at the Hobby Center. Arriving at the Hobby Center Please allow plenty of time to park, order intermission drinks and purchase merchandise and souvenirs.
We recommend that you arrive no later than 45 minutes before curtain. All theatre lobbies open 90 minutes before the show, and seating typically begins 30 minutes before the curtain.
Parking Options Garage — Our on-site parking garage is located immediately adjacent to our complex and is accessible from both Rusk and Walker Streets. Valet — Valet parking is available in our circle drive off Bagby Street. Lexus drivers enjoy complimentary valet parking courtesy of Houston Area Lexus Dealers, subject to availability.
Valet and Hobby Center garage parking is subject to availability. For a detailed map of available parking at and around the Hobby Center, Click Here. Security Check For your safety and security, all bags are subject to inspection before entering the theater. Please allow extra time prior to your performance.
Over-sized bags, luggage and backpacks may not be permitted inside the venue. Walkthrough metal detectors are also used as part of this security check. Patrons may be refused entry if they are in possession of prohibited items including, but not limited to: Ticketing Policies All patrons regardless of age must have a ticket.
This includes infants and small children. For more ticketing information, including cautions regarding purchasing tickets from ticket brokers, Click Here. Photography Photographing or recording of any and all performances is strictly prohibited.
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The policies for photos, including selfies, in the audience chamber before shows, during intermissions, and after shows vary and are dictated by the individual productions. Accessibility The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is deeply committed to providing an enjoyable theatre-going experience for all patrons.
This includes making its facility and performances accessible to all. For more information about services offered, click here or contact us at access thehobbycenter.
Dress Going to the theater is a festive and fun event so choose appropriate but comfortable attire. Formal wear is not required. Attire generally ranges from business casual to cocktail dresses and suits. Ladies may wish to bring a wrap to be comfortable in the air conditioning.
Food Choose from a variety of options: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is raising the curtain on its show-stopping new signature restaurant — Diana American Grill — a classic Theater District restaurant that draws on the long heritage of the grill rooms found in close proximity to great theaters.
Named for Diana Hobby — who impacted the Houston community in countless ways and played an instrumental role in the creation of the performing arts center — the restaurant name serves to honor, acknowledge and extend her legacy of grace and generosity.
For reservations, please call A full bar offers an assortment of beverages including wine and cocktails. Located throughout the theatre, concessions stands are open 90 minutes prior to performance and during intermission and offer an assortment of candies, snacks and beverages, including wine and cocktails.
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