Jones Hall is a memorial built to the memory of Jesse Holman Jones, a builder and Houstonian who played a significant role in FDR's cabinet during the final portion of the Great Depression. When the doors of Jones Hall opened to patrons of the arts in October 1966, an American composer by the name of Alan Hovhaness was commissioned for a concert entitled Ode to the Temple of Sound. The Jones Hall for the Performing Arts is now the permanent home of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and the Society for the Performing Arts. Guests can expect to see shows like Cirque de la Symphonie,Once Upon A Time, Beethoven's Eroica, Rachmaninoff's The Bells and many more. Get the best tickets for Jones Hall events at StubHub.com.
What is the Jones Hall's seating capacity?
Jones Hall can seat a maximum of 2,912 people.
What food and drink options are available at the theater?
The Encore Cafe is a restaurant available specifically to patrons of the theater. Visitors can order sandwiches, salads, offerings from the pasta bar, several desserts, fine wine and gourmet coffees before the show. If you would rather wait to grab a drink or snack during intermission, simply pre-order your drinks and food prior to the show to avoid long lines during the break. There are also several permanent and portable structures for guests to relax and enjoy their theater fare.
Should I call a babysitter for the night of the show, or can I bring the kids?
Children ages 6 and older are welcome at Jones Hall as long as they are accompanied by an adult and are not disruptive during performances.
Where should I park when I arrive?
Guests have several options for parking in the Houston Theater District. Valet parking is available for all donors who have reached the Conductors Circle level and above. All other guests of Jones Hall can take advantage of the many parking garages sprinkled throughout the District. These include Alley Theater Center Garage, Houston Chronicle Parking Garage, One Market Square Parking Garage, 601 Travis Street Garage, Binz Building Garage, Saks Garage and Walker@Main Garage to name a few.
Is Jones Hall a wheelchair-friendly facility?
There are wheelchair accessible ramps on Capital Street and Texas Avenue as well as three wheelchair accessible doors around the building. Jones Hall offers two wheelchair accessible sections that offer companion seats if requested at the time of the ticket sale. Hearing impaired guests can pick up free FM headsets and loops as they arrive.Back to Top
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