The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963

The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963

Adapted by Reginald André Jackson
Based on the book by Christopher Paul Curtis

It’s 1963 and the Watsons, an African-American family, journey from Flint, Michigan to Birmingham, Alabama to take their troublesome son, Byron, to live with his grandmother, a trip that lands them in one of the darkest moments in America’s racial history. A fictionalization of the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, Curtis’ novel won the Newbery Honor and the Coretta Scott King Awards.

Recommended for 5th Grade and older.


3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002


Weekend & Holiday Performances:
Sunday, January 31 at 2:30pm
Saturdays, February 6 & 13 at 1:30pm
Open to the Public

School Matinees: January 20 – February 12, 2021

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Sunday, January 31 at 2:30pm
Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed Performance

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Audio Described

Saturday, Feb 13 at 1:30pm
ASL & Audio Described Performance

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Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.

Recommended for 5th Grade and older.
Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theater.