HOUSTON, Texas (August 3, 2023) – The annual Houston Theater Week is back for a repeat performance with even more exclusive deals! Houston First Corporation is excited to again spearhead the city’s largest collaboration between local theater and performing arts groups to bring unprecedented access to some of the best ticket prices of the year to consumers. For one week only, August 14-20, 2023, new and established music and theater enthusiasts can take advantage of Buy One, Get One FREE ticket opportunities. The deal covers more than 200 performances of exciting and diverse live shows.

“Houston Theater Week not only provides the public with great bargains, it also supports everyone involved in producing these exceptional live programs from the performing artists to behind-the-scenes professionals,” said David Mincberg, Chair, Houston First Corporation.

In 2022, Theater Week’s inaugural year, 17,500 combined tickets were sold by 20 participating organizations which resulted in nearly $600,000 in combined ticket sales. This year’s initiative features a wider variety of shows, including world premieres, critically acclaimed plays, intimate concerts, innovative new performances and holiday classics with some ticket prices starting as low as ten bucks.

“The opportunity to break down barriers to access and provide opportunities for our community to attend live performances strengthens the arts community in Houston by opening doors to new audiences and engaging our longtime supporters. We are excited to join forces with Houston First to showcase some exceptional programming through a campaign that makes it easy for everyone to find all the offers in one place. We want Theater Week to become a tradition for friends and families to experience the performing arts at a great price,” said Hillary Hart, Chair, Theater District Houston Association.

“We know Houston consumers and performing arts groups are looking forward to a repeat of Theater Week’s outstanding performance last year. This collective effort with resident companies and community theaters across Houston brings a variety of great shows at great prices that we are certain will strengthen the city’s performing arts community for generations to come,” said Michael Heckman, president & CEO, Houston First Corporation.

2023’s participating organizations are:

  • Alley Theatre
  • Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.
  • 4th Wall Theatre Company
  • Houston Ballet
  • Houston Chamber Choir
  • Houston Grand Opera
  • Houston Symphony
  • Main Street Theater
  • Mercury Chamber Orchestra
  • Performing Arts Houston
  • ROCO
  • Stages
  • Tee Zee Productions
  • The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
  • Theatre Under the Stars

This year’s first-rate performances include:

  • Performing Arts Houston: 4th Annual Mariachi Festival
  • 21st Century Broadway
  • 26 Miles
  • A Case for the Existence of God
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Adams’s El Nino
  • Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Always Patsy Cline
  • American Mariachi
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • An Early American Christmas
  • An Evening with Howie Mandel
  • An Evening with Isaac Mizrahi
  • An Evening with Omari Dillard
  • Andres Orozco Estrada Returns
  • Appropriate
  • Ars Lyrica’s Fallen Angels
  • At Last! A Tribute to Etta James
  • Bach Solo Violin
  • Bach’s Mighty Fortress
  • Barber’s Violin Concerto + Duke Ellington
  • Baroque Concertos
  • Boleros: Songs from Latin America
  • Brahms & Schumann
  • Bruce Liu, Piano
  • Byrds of a Feather
  • Caldara’s Christmas Cantata
  • California Gold
  • Carmela Full of Wishes
  • Christopher Titus – Carrying Monsters
  • Cinderella
  • Dial “M” For Murder
  • Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker
  • Dvorak’s America
  • Elias String Quartet; Sarah Rothenberg, piano
  • Etienne Charles “Earth Tones”
  • Forget Me Not
  • Go Now! A Tribute to the Moody Blues
  • Handel’s Messiah
  • Houston Ballet: Bespoke
  • Houston Ballet: Four Seasons
  • Houston Ballet: Tutu
  • “I Will Survive” –Diva Legends
  • Intelligence
  • Isidore Quartet; Sarah Rothenberg, piano
  • Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
  • Jagged Little Pill
  • Jane Eyre
  • Jazz saxophonist Melissa Aldana
  • JIJI, guitar; Danbi Um, violin
  • Kronos Quartet and Sam Green: A Thousand Thoughts
  • Kurt Weill’s “The Seven Deadly Sins”: Ensemble Modern
  • Laughs in Spanish
  • Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carolo
  • Lila Downs: Dia de Los Muertos
  • Little Comedies
  • Manuel Cinema: Leonardo!
  • Mass in Exile
  • Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony
  • MOMIX: Alice
  • New/Now
  • Newsies
  • On Your Feet
  • Othello: The Remix
  • Panto Alicia in Wonderland
  • Paw Patrol LIVE! “Heroes Unite”
  • Performing Arts Houston: 4th Annual Mariachi Festival
  • Performing Arts Houston: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • Performing Arts Houston: An Evening with David Sedaris
  • Performing Arts Houston: An Evening with Howie Mandel
  • Performing Arts Houston: An Evening with Isaac Mizrahi
  • Performing Arts Houston: Bruce Liu, Piano
  • Performing Arts Houston: Kronos Quartet and Sam Green: A Thousand Thoughts
  • Performing Arts Houston: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
  • Performing Arts Houston: Lila Downs: Dia de Los Muertos
  • Performing Arts Houston: Manuel Cinema: Leonardo!
  • Performing Arts Houston: MOMIX: Alice
  • Performing Arts Houston: New/Now: The Houston Artist Commissioning Project
  • Performing Arts Houston: Step Afrika! Drumfolk
  • Performing Arts Houston: Time For Three
  • Performing Arts Houston: Vienna Boys Choir
  • Pictures From Home
  • POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
  • Rachel Barton Pine Plays Mozart
  • Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances
  • Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe
  • Ravel’s La Valse
  • ROCO In Concert: Infrared
  • ROCO In Concert: Luminescent
  • ROCO In Concert: Seismic
  • ROCO In Concert: Supersonic
  • Romeo & Juliet + Dvorak’s Cello Concerto
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Sherlock Holmes & the Mystery of the Crown Jewel
  • Sister’s Irish Catechism: Saints, Snakes, and Green Milkshakes
  • Stagolee and the Funeral of a Dangerous Word
  • Stuart Little
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Switzerland
  • Takemitsu + Brahms’s Requiem
  • The Birds
  • The Cher Show
  • The Crimson Prince of Venice
  • The Father
  • The Nerd
  • The Pavilion
  • The Pillowman
  • The Thanksgiving Play
  • The Ugly Xmas Sweater Musical
  • The Woman in Black
  • The World Is Not Silent
  • Thornton Wilder’s The Emporium
  • Time For Three
  • What the Constitution Means to Me

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To view all the offers and purchase tickets, please visit: HoustonTheaterWeek.com.

The special offer promo code for Houston Theater Week is: HTXARTS.

About Houston First Corporation: 

Houston First Corporation (HFC) is a local government corporation and the official destination marketing organization for the country's fourth largest city. In addition to serving as operator for the George R. Brown Convention Center and some of Houston's most prominent art, entertainment, and event venues, HFC is focused on promoting the city's vibrancy and rich tapestry of culture. By harnessing the city's collective energy, ambition, and creativity, including its diverse culinary scene, world-renowned performing arts, medical and space innovation, and elite filming locations, HFC is solidifying Houston as a premier national and global destination. For the latest news and info regarding HFC, visit www.houstonfirst.com

HFC Contacts:

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