Plan your visit Details, Details!
You can find us in the Houston Center for the Arts building, a really great historic space on Allen Parkway near Waugh Drive. We share the building with the Houston Arts Alliance and the Bayou Preservation Association.
PARKING UPDATE: Over the past year, our burgeoning neighborhood has exploded in popularity and parking is now at a high premium. Designated parking for Stages is available in the Houston Center for the Arts parking lot on the south side of the building on D’Amico Street (in blue on the map above).
In order to reserve the HCA lot for the continued use of Stages patrons, the City of Houston has begun charging patrons $5 per car for event parking.
The HCA lot is the only official designated parking for Stages, and we strongly encourage you to make use of this lot. Should you choose to park elsewhere, please be advised that the pay lot on Rosine Street (directly across from the main entrance to the theater) is privately owned and is in no way affiliated with Stages, the Houston Center for the Arts, or the City of Houston. This lot is in high demand by other area businesses during Stages show times and can be difficult to navigate. Towing is strictly enforced at the private businesses and parking lots surrounding Stages.
Accessible parking for those with special needs is available in the D'Amico parking lot and also along Rosine St. directly in front of the Stages box office entrance.
For the best experience please plan to arrive AT LEAST 20 minutes before your performance to ensure adequate time to park, pick up your tickets and get to your seats.
What to Wear
The short answer is whatever you’re comfortable being seen wearing in public. Business casual is always a safe bet, but folks show up in everything from jeans to ball gowns to crazy wigs, and we’re happy to see you regardless (as long as you’ve got the essential bases covered, if you know what we mean).
Handy Tip – Many patrons find the temperature in our theaters to be fairly cool. Please consider dressing in layers or bringing a sweater or wrap.
...and Other Cool Stuff Nearby
We’ve marked some of our favorite local spots on the map above! And please don’t hesitate to ask our friendly sales team for their personal recommendations.