Take a seat if you dare
On December 19, 2014, Stages Repertory Theatre completed the purchase of its longtime residence, the historic Star Engraving building at 3201 Allen Parkway, from the City of Houston. The facility comprises Stages' main building, where its two theater spaces, box office and administrative office currently are located, as well as both the building housing the theater's production shops and the parking lot located just south of the theater on D'Amico St. The purchase is the culmination of many years of work by both Stages and the City to honor the intent of Stages' original 1993 lease and maintain the location as an arts center for years to come.
Currently we share the building with the Houston Arts Alliance.
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.