Top Choice Theater in Houston

Alley Theatre

Houston's top theater is fresh off a massive 2015 makeover. It offers a packed lineup of shows, large and small, many cast with its revered in-house ensemble of actors.
Top Choice Live Performance in Houston


A performance space for over 500 Houston cultural groups and organizations that aren't part of the big money Theater District downtown. Opened in 2017, the impressive facility has four spaces that can seat 70 to 350…
Top Choice Live Performance in Houston

Rudyard's Pub

Offers live fare many nights, which includes comedy, poetry slams and karaoke, plus a mix of edgy and indie bands. A great selection of microbrews and good pub grub (especially the burgers) make this a great place t…
Top Choice Live Music in Houston

McGonigel's Mucky Duck

Acoustic, Irish, folk and country performers play nightly in pubby surrounds. Concert prices vary but Mondays (open-mike) and Wednesdays (Irish folk) are free. It's a great space with a classy supper-club look, and …
Dance in Houston

Houston Ballet

Houston's resident ballet company enjoys solid funding from local corporations. It has a strong house ensemble.
Live Music in Houston

Last Concert Cafe

For a real local original, find your way to the warehouse district northeast of downtown. After you knock on the red door (there's no sign), you can hang out at the bar or dig into cheap Tex-Mex and listen to live m…
Live Performance in Houston


The center for alt-anything in Houston. This old house has a great garden patio and is host to an eclectic mix of performances, from strange theater to poetry readings to live music. On some days you can try your ha…
Jazz in Houston


Simply Houston's best place to hear jazz (just be sure to get there during its six hours of opening each week). Above the Black Labrador, this classy, intimate venue mixes some of the best Texas and international ja…
Live Music in Houston

White Oak Music Hall

An excellent addition to Houston's music scene, there are two indoor music venues as well as a vast open-air lawn with room for 3000. There are top local and touring musical acts.
Theater in Houston

Miller Outdoor Theatre

Hermann Park's outdoor theater is a great place to lay out a blanket on a balmy night and enjoy a free concert, play or ballet.