Houston's best option for a broad range of theatrical works is this acclaimed theatre housed in an imposing, turreted concrete building which first opened its doors in 1968. Two stages, one with 824 seats and another with 310, put on everything from classics such as "A Christmas Carol" to contemporary award-winners like Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." Winner of the 1996 Tony Award for best regional theatre, the venue is home to a fully-supported resident acting company that was established in 1948.