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Wortham Center reopens in September

Houston • Dec. 6, 2017


(November 30, 2017) - The Wortham Theater Center, which sustained substantial flood damage from Hurricane Harvey will reopen by September 1. The Wortham, a landmark city-owned property that is home to the renowned Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera, has been closed since the unprecedented storm hit the Houston area and continues to undergo extensive recovery and forensic assessment.

Getting the Wortham back up and running again after taking on twelve feet of water is a complex process, but contractors and the forensic engineering firm have worked tirelessly to safely dry out, assess and stabilize the building. The next phase of work for the Wortham will focus on repairs and reconstruction. 

Houston First Corporation manages the Wortham. For more information on rescheduling or relocation of performances at the Wortham, please visit the websites of the Houston Ballet, the Houston Grand Opera or click here for details on other events.