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The Arts

Houston is a world-class city, featuring arts events ranging from the ballet to the symphony. Houston also has several major theater venues.

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Houston Arts

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Fast facts about the arts in Houston:

  • Houston boasts a 17-block Theater District which is home to eight performing arts organizations with more than 12,000 seats.
  • The Theater District is second only to New York City with its concentration of seats in one geographic area.
  • Houston's museum district offers a range of museums, galleries, art and cultural institutions.
  • Houston has more than 500 cultural, visual and performing arts organizations. Ninety of these organizations are devoted to multicultural and minority arts.
  • Houston is one of five U.S. cities that offers year-round resident companies in all major performing arts.
  • Houston has more than 12,000 working artists in residence.

Sources: City of Houston and 

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