October 6th 7:00PM Grandel Theater
For many of us, the arts are where we turn for solace in times of tragedy. Since August 25th, the Houston community has not had that comfort, as they continue to recover from the effects of Hurricane Harvey. The Houston Theater District in downtown Houston features world-renowned resident companies and smaller local companies performing in five venues. All of these venues, along with at least twelve others, have suffered major flood damage, including damages to their shared parking garage. The working artists in the area face significant loss of work, while many are dealing with the loss of their homes, cars, and personal items.
- 51 inches of water fell in Houston over August 25th through 29th causing incredible flooding in all of Houston, especially downtown where Theatre District Houston is located.
- Over 270 million gallons were pumped out of the 3 levels of the underground Theatre District Parking.
- The Alley Theatre’s Neuhaus Theatre just completed a $46.5 million renovation in 2015 and it was flooded almost to the ceiling - all that hard work gone.
- The Wortham Theatre’s basement flooded over the 14 foot floodgates and inundated the basement, ruining power systems, wardrobe areas, etc.
- Houston Grand Opera & Houston Ballet are now displaced until May of 2018, and that’s a very optimistic estimate.
We wanted to help so we created Acts for Houston. ACTS FOR HOUSTON is a variety benefit show with all proceeds going to benefit the employees of the Houston Theater District as they work to rebuild their homes and livelihoods.