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The Theater District Open House is a fun-filled, family day of exploring Houston's nine major performing arts organizations, including the Alley Theatre, Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center, Da Camera of Houston, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony, Society for the Performing Arts, Theatre Under The Stars and Uniquely Houston.

Guests will enjoy activities and live performances by each of the Theater District's groups, including musical theater shows, behind-the-scenes backstage tours, interactive instrument petting zoo, costume trunk, meet-and-greets with costumed performers, complimentary trolley rides between venues, a photo booth experience at the Wortham Theater Center and a Houston Symphony concert at Jones Hall starting at 4 p.m.

Informational booths from each arts group will offer special ticket pricing — valid only during the event.

If you are planning to attend the Open House, but do not intend to join the group, please do not rsvp yes to this event. It falsely enlarges the number of attendees and jeopardizes your membership with the group.

Admission is free.

Since there will be high temperatures, please dress accordingly and having bottled water is recommended. Even though there is trolley service provided, please be prepared for extreme walking.

This is an excellent opportunity for photographers.

Downtown offers free metered street parking on Sundays (do not park by the red ones). There are some surface lots which have drop boxes (cash only in the exact amount), and some surface lots which have attendants (do not give cash to an attendant unless they display a photo work badge). Theater District garage parking is available for a charge.

DOWNTOWN MAP (http://www.marketscenter.net/ext/houstondowntown/)

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PRIOR TO THE EVENT

Each venue will be offering presentations and activities simultaneously. Please review the program so that you can prioritize what you would like to see.

PROGRAM (http://houston.culturemap.com/tdoh/schedule)

Please review the deals offered to be prepared to purchase tickets if interested.

DEALS (http://houston.culturemap.com/tdoh/tix)

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11:00AM - 12:00PM

Let's gather at Georgia's Market. The seating area on the second floor is reserved for our group. This area is not handicap accessible. If anyone has special needs, please let me know, and we will do our best to accommodate.

The market is a small grocery and cafe. Please arrive on time if you would like to have breakfast before we leave at noon.

Since we have had an outstanding response for this event, it will be necessary to form smaller groups based on common interests such as ballet, theater, children's activities, etc. If anyone is familiar with this event and would be willing to lead a small group, please let me know.

We will leave the market and walk to the Theater District at 12:00PM. It will not be necessary to move your vehicle.

If you do not arrive before 12:00PM, you will not be able to locate the group until 3:30PM.

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3:30PM - 5:00PM

In order to be seated as close as possible for the free Houston Symphony concert, let's gather at Jones Hall, outside of the building on the side facing Louisiana Street (I will be holding a small meetup sign). We will enter the building at 3:45PM.

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THEATER DISTRICT MAP (http://houston.culturemap.com/tdoh/map)

houstontheaterdistrict.org (http://houstontheaterdistrict.org/)