Wortham Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America
The Wortham Center in Houston, Texas is a performing arts center and home to Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera. It was built with the funding coming from the private sector, with more than 3,500 donors contributing $66 million. The building is named after Gus S. Wortham, the founder of American General Insurance Company and the largest contributor to the campaign through the Cullen Foundation and Brown Foundation. There are two theaters in the Wortham Center. The 2,423-seater Alice and George Brown Theater and the 1,100-seater Cullen Theater.
Locals coming from nearby cities continue to enjoy the shows and performances at the Wortham Center. Some of these cities include Jacinto City, Missouri City, and Seabrook to name just a few. Aside from Wortham Center, first-time visitors can also enjoy a visit to Battleship Texas for a uniquely different experience. Enjoy nature at its finest at the Buffalo Bayou Park. Lastly, enjoy the exhibits on display at the ArtCar Museum. It is nicknamed as “Garage Mahal” with its art display having an emphasis on automobiles. Getting to Wortham Center is a lot easier when staying in nearby hotels. Hilton Americas-Houston is one of the nearer hotels, only less than a mile away from the center. It is an upscale hotel with a city-view pool and spa. The Magnolia Hotel Houston, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel is also a historical hotel that opened in 1926 and has a rooftop pool as well. The nearest to the Wortham Center is The Lancaster Hotel. This is also a historic hotel, which offers sophisticated room and local shuttle service.