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The DeLuxe Theater, now operated through a tri-party agreement between the City of Houston, the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation, and Texas Southern University, includes a 125 seat proscenium theater, property room, two dressing rooms, box office, concession area, grand lobby, state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment, professional lighting/sound booths, administrative offices, 2500sqft multipurpose space, wet bar, and outdoor patio area.  Programming at the facility is offered by both the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation and Texas Southern University. Private rentals of the theater and multipurpose space are available when the venue is not in use for internal programming. Click for rental info.



At first glance, art enthusiasts will immediately recognize the work of artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck.
The JAM is more than just public art though. The JAM, a performance space, is a fitting addition to the historic Houston 5th Ward.
During its musical heyday in the 1940s and ’50s, the 5th Ward, or “The Nickel” as it is affectionately known, was home to Don Robey’s Peacock Records, which recorded the Mighty Clouds of Joy and Big Mama Thornton, and its sister club, The Bronze Peacock, which hosted the likes of T-Bone Walker and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. (3705 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020)

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Now in its fifth year, the Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival remains FREE to the community and continues to celebrate the history, art, culture, and current revitalization of Houston's 5th Ward. Using the allure of music, dance and other art forms to engage the community, this annual celebration showcases positive changes in the area and new developments that are taking place. Unique to the Festival, Houston’s only egg drop by helicopter!


If you'd like more information on how to participate as a vendor or volunteer at the event, please email Krystal Hasselmeier at

or call 713-674-0175 to speak with a festival committee member.