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CounterCurrent Festival


CounterCurrent is a free festival of performance, installation, and ideas. Presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, CounterCurrent includes audio and visual installations, live performances, talks, and participatory events by artists from around the world. From large-scale spectacle to intimate interaction, CounterCurrent projects represent the range of ways we view each other and the city around us. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is part of the University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.

CounterCurrent17 headquarters are at the MATCH-Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston and events take place all over the city. 


All CounterCurrent events are free-of-charge, but please honor your reservations by showing up! In doing so, you help us keep CounterCurrent tickets free and open to all.

All events are free and most events are ticketed.

Many events have limited seating and advance reservations are strongly suggested.

We encourage you to build your own itinerary for the festival week and experience as many of our unique events as you can. If you need help planning your festival, please e-mail


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