Theatre Under the Stars

Plan Your Visit

Details

Whether this is your first visit to TUTS or your fortieth, we want to ensure that you enjoy every moment. If you have any questions about our accommodations or services, please e-mail tuts@tuts.com.

Accessibility

The Hobby Center for Performing Arts offers wheelchair seating at the orchestra level and elevator assistance to the balcony level. We also provide assisted listening devices, audio-described performances, and open-captioned performances. Click here for details and ticketing information.

Arrival Time

Productions begin promptly, so we encourage you to arrive at least 15 minutes early. Doors open 90 minutes before the show and seating begins 30 minutes before the curtain. Come early and browse Encore for unique gifts and enjoy dinner or a beverage in the lobby.

Attire

For many patrons, attending a TUTS show is a special occasion, but formal wear is not required. Attire generally varies from business casual to cocktail dresses and suits. Above all, we want you to feel comfortable.

Box Office

The box office is located just inside the front of the Hobby Center. You may purchase tickets in person at the box office with no additional service fees.

Camera and Recorders

The use of cameras and audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited.

Cell Phones and Other ELectronic Devices

Please turn off all cell phones and other electronic devices before the performance begins.

Children

Children of all ages are welcome with a purchased ticket. Booster seats may be rented in the Grand Lobby of the Hobby Center. Theatrical performances are reflective of the period in which they were written and the period in which they are performed. Appropriateness of a performance for any specific audience member is a very subjective matter and therefore, we cannot make a recommendation on age or content appropriateness that will apply to everyone. There is always the possibility young or more sensitive audience members might find material to not be suitable for their viewing. To assist in your understanding of this show, please refer to the Study Guide on each show page.

"Lap Seats," or free tickets for small children who wish to watch the show from an adults lap, are not available for our shows. Every individual who enters the theatre must have a purchased ticket.

Directions

Find your route here.

Emergency Contacts

Please leave the following information with your sitter or service, so we can quickly locate you in the event of an emergency:

Theatre phone number: 713.558.TUTS (8887), option 7
Your seat location: aisle, section, row, seat number

Food and Drinks

Refreshments are available for purchase in the lobby before the performance and during intermission.

Late Seating Policy

Patrons arriving late will be seated at the first suitable pause in the performance.

Lost and Found

To inquire about a lost item, please call 713.558.TUTS, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Lost & Found items are stored for three months, and then donated to charity.

Parking

Learn about directions and parking here.

Patron Considerations

Please apply fragrance in moderation and refrain from talking or singing during the show.

Run Times

You can view the length of each individual show as well as intermission schedules on the show page.

Show Memorabilia

Merchandise for all TUTS performances may be purchased at Encore, Unique Gifts Under the Stars the night of the performance or online.

Tickets

You may purchase tickets online, by phone, or in person at the box office. for ticketing information. Tickets are non-refundable. If you’re unable to attend a performance, you may donate your tickets to Theatre Under the Stars and receive a tax-deductible receipt for your income taxes. Click here to learn more about ticket donations. Please call 713.558.8887 before the performance. Season tickets subscribers may exchange their tickets for another show or transfer them to another patron(s).

Ticket Brokers

The resale of event tickets in Texas is legal. You may well find event tickets on sale at ticket brokers. Though brokers are never the primary sales point, they access tickets by purchasing them in the same way as the consumer. Please keep in mind, when you buy from a broker:

• We cannot be responsible for tickets purchased through unauthorized third parties.
• We cannot replace your tickets if they are lost or stolen.
• We cannot exchange your tickets into other performances.
• We cannot issue a refund to you in case of an event cancellation.
• We cannot guarantee that your tickets are valid and therefore, cannot guarantee admittance.
• You may be paying much more than the ticket’s face value.
• We cannot contact you with information regarding time changes, show cancellations or other information.

Help us serve you in the best manner possible. Buy your tickets only from authorized ticketing agents including Theatre Under The Stars or the Hobby Center Box Office.

Ushers

If you experience any discomfort during a performance, an usher or our house manager will be glad to assist you.

Weather

All performances will take place as scheduled, regardless of weather conditions.

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Seat Maps

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts has comfortable seating in the orchestra, mezzanine and gallery.

Patrons with Disabilities

Theatre Under The Stars is pleased to provide the following services to our patrons with disabilities. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 713.558.8887 or e-mail boxoffice@tuts.com.

Wheelchair Seating

Wheelchair seating is located on all levels of Sarofim Hall. For tickets, please visit the box office or call 713.558.8887 to make reservations.

Wheelchair-Accessible Parking

Parking is available in the Hobby Center parking garage located directly behind the complex with easy access from both Rusk and Walker streets. Valet service is provided during performances and in conjunction with Artista operating hours. Click here for details.

Audio-Described Performances

Audio-described performances are offered during one Sunday matinee performance of each show. The action on the stage is described and broadcast over headphones reserved for the visually impaired. The Playbill is read 30 minutes prior to the performance for your convenience. Please call TUTS Subscriber Services at 713.558.8887 for the exact dates of the audio-described performances.

Assisted Listening Devices

The Theatre offers assisted listening devices for patrons who are hearing impaired. Headset use is complimentary and subject to availability. Please stop by the box office prior to the performance to check on availability.

Open-Captioned Performances

One Sunday evening performance of each show is open-captioned. The captions are broadcast via the "red bar" system and include the entire script and song lyrics. Seating for the captions is limited to one specific area on each level, so please request the open-captioned performance and notify the representative when purchasing or exchanging your tickets.

Please call 713.558.8887 or e-mail boxoffice@tuts.com.