|Did you know that Performing Arts Houston’s home, Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, is undergoing a multi-year renovation? The goals of this renovation are to improve the audience experience, including safety and accessibility considerations, and complete much-needed upgrades to backstage technology and operations. So far, these updates have occurred during summer months when performances were not taking place.
We will enter a major new phase of the renovation in 2023. Upcoming projects include installing brand-new seats and side aisles throughout the entire auditorium; a long-awaited restroom expansion with improved access from the main lobby; an expanded donor lounge with added restrooms; and a host of additional projects.
While many projects will continue to take place during upcoming summers, major restroom and lobby renovations will begin this month. Jones Hall patrons will see our progress during this “pardon our dust” phase.
Starting this month, restrooms on the courtyard level will be renovated, with executive luxury washrooms placed outside the main lobby entrance of Jones Hall. This top-of-the-line, climate-controlled restrooms are more accessible, private, and convenient than our existing restrooms, and will be conveniently located at the lobby level. Ushers will be available to help direct patrons to the nearest restroom location, including other restrooms throughout the hall that will remain available.
We appreciate your patience and understanding while we work to update this historic building, addressing what we know are some of our audiences’ biggest concerns and improving the accessibility and experience of the venue for decades to come.