Take a seat if you dare

Stages is the primary tenant in the City-owned Houston Center for the Arts facility. Currently we share the building with the Houston Arts Alliance and the Bayou Preservation Association.

Our facility houses a scenic and costume shop, rehearsal space, administrative offices, dressing rooms, our public lobby areas—including the Impresario Room for events—and of course our two theater spaces: The John & Jean Yeager Theater and the Arena Theater.

The Yeager Theater

(a.k.a. the “red theater”) holds 171 seats in a non-changeable thrust configuration, which means there are seats on three sides of the stage. The center section has seven rows and the side sections have six rows, so you’re never far from the action! Four of the Yeager’s front row, center section seats are designated for wheelchair access, companion seating and other special needs; just let our box office know in advance if you are interested in reserving these seats!

The Arena Theater

(a.k.a. the “blue theater”) can be configured in several different ways and includes a total of 229 seats in its arena configuration (with seats on all four sides of the stage) and 170 seats in its thrust configuration (with seats on three sides). Each section has just 5-6 rows of seats, creating the intimate atmosphere that people love about Stages. Space is set aside on the theater floor for wheelchair and companion seating and other special needs; the accessible seating location varies according to the show, so please ask our box office for specific details.