Updated Friday, September 3, 2021
Mask Guidelines for October & November Performances
Audience safety is our top priority. Following recommendations from the CDC and local officials, masks will be required at all indoor Society for the Performing Arts performances in October and November.
- Houston Artist Commissioning Project Live: Part 1 (OCT 15-16 | Jones Hall)
- Alton Brown Live: Beyond The Eats (NOV 2 | Jones Hall)
- Houston Artist Commissioning Project Live: Part 2 (NOV 12-13 | Jones Hall)
We ask that you do self-screening at home, prior to arriving for any performances. For the safety of others, please stay home if you are not feeling 100%.
Please note that cash will not be accepted at the Box Office and the performance magazines will be digital.
For Nella, at Miller Outdoor Theatre (OCT 1), masks are strongly encouraged.
All Houston Artist Commissioning Project Live performances in Jones Hall will be General Admission, with social distanced seating. Please follow all seating directions provided by the ushers.
All other performances are planned to be at capacity, without social distancing.
Firearms and weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited at Society for the Performing Arts performances.
We anticipate self-screening, masks and a touchless environment (credit card-only transactions and digital programs) to be in effect for the remainder of the 21/22 Season. We’ll continue to follow guidance from the CDC and local officials. All changes will be updated on this page and shared with current ticket holders via email.
Contact us at 713.227.4772 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SPA has joined a coalition of Houston business who are committed to Health & Safety. Learn more about Houston clean here.
SPA is the largest non-profit arts presenter the Southwest, connecting remarkable artists with audiences in our region and offering community and education programs that go far beyond the stage.
COVID-19 has been devastating for our organization. During this critical time, we ask that you give today to the Arts Forward, Relief & Response fund. Your support will help SPA weather this crisis and help us move our mission forward, with programs like the Houston Artist Commissioning Project.Donate
Due to the pandemic, many shows from the 19/20 season were cancelled or postponed. If you have any questions about past performances, please contact the box office at 713.227.4772 or email@example.com.
19/20 Season—Cancelled Performances
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater | Apr 24-25, 2020
Vicki Lawrence & Mama | May 8, 2020
EMN Ensemble | May 15, 2020
Brubeck Brothers | May 16, 2020
Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery | Jun 6, 2020
Samin Nosrat | Jun 12, 2020
The SpongeBob Musical | Jun 25-28, 2020
Crime Junkie Podcast Live | Nov 21, 2020
Performances Rescheduled to the 21/22 Season
Drum Tao 2020 | New Date: April 4, 2022
A.I.M: An Untitled Love | New Date: May 6, 2022
Black Violin | May 17, 2022
What if I had tickets to these performances?
For rescheduled performances, unless you’ve told us otherwise, tickets have automatically transferred to the new date. No action is required and your new tickets will arrive later this summer.
If you can’t make the new date, please contact the box office at 713-227-4772 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ticket options include: exchanging the value of your tickets into another performance, exchanging your tickets into credit, donating the value of your tickets or requesting a refund. Please note that refunds can be requested only until 30 days prior to the new performance date. After that date, however, you can still exchange the value of your tickets into tickets for another performance or credit.
19/20 Season Credit Holders
Due to the pandemic, we extended the deadline to use 19/20 Season credits by one year. Rather than expiring on June 30, 2020, those credits now expire on June 30, 2021.
Prior to June 30, 2021, 19/20 Season credits can be used to purchase tickets to any 21/22 Season performances. After June 30, unused credit amounts will be considered donations.
How to Redeem
Credits can be redeemed online. If you have credit on your account, you will see that amount in checkout (before entering your credit card information). Please reach out if you have any questions.
Going forward, any new credits will expire at the end of the fiscal year for that season. Credits created in the 21/22 Season will expire on June 30, 2022. After the expiration date, unused credits will be considered donations.
Once the 21/22 Season goes on sale this spring, purchase 3 or more shows in the 21/22 season to become an SPA Subscriber. You’ll enjoy the benefits listed below and join a club of Houston’s most adventurous (and coolest) arts lovers.
First access to the best seats.
You’ll get first access to all newly announced shows, including the 22/23 season—it will be big.
The best seats at the best prices.
It pays to purchase early. Buy early and you get the best season in the house before prices increase due to demand.
Free, unlimited exchanges.
Change of plans? Just let us know by 24 hours to showtime and we’ll waive any additional exchange fees.
It feels good.
Every ticket you purchase supports programs like the Houston Artist Commissioning Project and Collaborative Arts Project in-school residency.
Unless otherwise specified, children aged 4 may attend SPA performances. Please note that not all performances may be appropriate for younger children.
Tickets must be purchased for all children, regardless of age. This is required by the City of Houston Fire Code.
Late seating policy is at the discretion of the artist and may not be available. Please arrive early.
For accessibility information or to purchase accessibility seating, please contact the box office at 713-227-4772 for details.
The venue lobby will open 60 minutes prior to the performance start time. And seating inside the theater will open 30 minutes prior to start time.
Photography and recording of any kind are strictly prohibited.
Dining in Downtown Houston
For a frequently updated list of open restaurants and businesses, please visit the Downtown Houston Dining Guide. So many great options!
Parking is available in the Theater District Parking Garage for $12. Street parking in Downtown Houston is free after 6pm, Monday-Saturday, and free all day on Sundays. Street parking is not guaranteed. Parking rates are not controlled by SPA and are subject to change.
For accessibility information or to purchase accessibility seating, please contact the box office at 713-227-4772.
All tickets are non-refundable. However, we offer the following ticket donation and exchange options.
- If you’re unable to attend a performance, you have until 24 hours prior to the start of the performance to donate your tickets for a tax donation.
- Subscribers can exchange tickets within the same season without paying additional processing and handling fees.
- Single-ticket buyers can exchange tickets within the same season, processing and handling fees do apply.
- Group tickets cannot be cancelled or exchanged.
How to donate or exchange your tickets:
- Call the Box Office at 713-227-4772, Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm OR email us at email@example.com
- If exchanging, please be sure to include the performance, date and time you want to exchange into.
- For donations, an acknowledgment will be sent by mail within 14 days.
If you have any health & safety concerns around attending performances, please call the Box Office. We’re happy to discuss ticket options.