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Grand Opening Weekend

What was once a dream is now a reality

The Midtown Arts & Theater Center - Houston is ready to open its doors to Houston! 

We're celebrating our grand opening with a weekend full of festivities for every age, featuring some great entertainment and fun activities. It's a weekend you don't want to miss! Join us as we celebrate this new, innovative, and collaborative arts space for Houston. 

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Friday, January 15, 8pm - 1am

Light Up the Night!

Light up the Night at the biggest block party of the year in Midtown and help open the MATCH in style! We're blocking off Holman Street, opening our doors, and bringing the food and entertainment!  

Buy advanced tickets for $20 HERE, or purchase tickets at the door for $25.

Also, don't forget to pre-purchase your drink tickets to avoid the lines! You can get your advance drink tickets HERE.

You will still be required to present a valid ID certifying that you are 21 years of age or older at the door in order to pick up your drink tickets.

Parking information can be found HERE


Saturday, January 16, 6:30 pm - 9:30pm

Donor Thank-You Evening

Invitation-only thank you event for MATCH donors.
Contact Georgia McBride at with questions or for more information.


Sunday, January 17, 1pm - 4pm

MATCH Family Fun Day!

Bring your family to MATCH, see Houston’s exciting new arts center, and enjoy a range of activities for children:

  • Music by DJ Beetlejuice
  • Chalk and balloon artists
  • A performance of Magic Tree House at 2:00 PM presented by Main Street Theater
  • Kid-Fun Music Concerts by Prelude Music at 1:30 PM and 3:15 PM
  • What Shall We Do Next visual art exhibit presented by DiverseWorks
  • Winter Celebrations: Exploring Lunar New Year art exhibit presented by the Houston Arts Alliance Folklike + Traditional Arts program
  • Indoor bounce house
  • Face painting, costume dress up and selfie stations


MATCH Light Up The Night Host Committee

Joey Arcidiacono
Charlie Bryan
Allison Consan
Sanford Criner
Jessica Crute
Amanda Edwards
Chris Fox
Lynn Herbert
Lott Entertainment Presents
Georgia McBride
Jennifer Mire
Lauren Moore
Barbara Palmquist
Erin Patterson
Regina Romano
Heidi and Marcus Smith
Glenn Taylor
Travis Torrence