Did you know Houston is one of only five U.S. cities with permanent resident companies in opera, ballet, music and theater? Spanning 17 downtown blocks and four performance venues, the seven world-renowned performing arts organizations that call Houston home bring drama, laughs and inspiration to millions of Houstonians and visitors every year.

With a vibrant performing arts season that showcases a wide array of performing arts techniques, exploring the offerings of each resident company can seem like a daunting task. Cue the 26th annual TC Energy Theater District Open House, a cultural festival that gives performing arts lovers from across the city the opportunity to experience Houston’s world-class performing arts organizations in one afternoon. Equally exciting, Theater District Open House is the largest day of discounted sales for individual and season tickets from Houston’s eight performing arts organizations that call Theater District home: Alley Theatre, Memorial Hermann Broadway at the Hobby Center, Da Camera of Houston, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony, Society for the Performing Arts and Theatre Under The Stars.

Whether you’re a veteran attendee of Theater District Open House or this is your first year attending, there are activities planned throughout the day to give everyone a taste of the wide array of creativity and talent that is synonymous with Houston’s performing arts scene. Exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunities including backstage tours, demonstrations, performer meet-and-greets, photo ops and more make this free festival an ideal Sunday outing for the entire family.

With five hours filled with family-friendly performances and tours, what’s the best piece of advice for making the most out of your visit and maximizing ticket purchases? Visit www.TheaterDistrictOpenHouse.com before August 25 to see performance schedules and special ticket offers from each performing arts organization. Give yourself time to explore each venue, learn about the performing arts organization and get a sneak peek of the upcoming season. After all, Theater District Open House offers a unique opportunity to experience all seven performing arts organizations and attend a variety of upcoming shows thanks to special ticket offers.

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