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About Opening Nights for Young Professionals

Grow your social network with HGO’s Opening Nights for Young Professionals. As one of the largest young professionals performing arts group in the country, membership to join ONYP is absolutely free. Your subscription gains you instant access to all seven productions and any ONYP events on opening nights — no reservations required.

Each opening night hosts an exclusive access intermission mixer for ONYPs to meet and network over complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres. On top of discounted subscription-priced tickets, you also receive access to private events throughout the year, unrestricted entry to chic post-performance gatherings, and special events at HGO outdoor performances.

Last season, CityBook Houston hyped ONYP members as, “culturally engaged and chatty … dressed to thrill per the organization’s fashion-forward rep.” Cultivate your personal network and support local performing arts with your subscription HGO’s Opening Nights for Young Professionals today!


Exclusive Events – including private intermission mixers with complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres, special access to additional events throughout the season, as well as an invitation to ONYP’s very active social media following

Networking Opportunities – at intermission mixers and other private events throughout the year, ONYPs meet to mix and mingle with other like-minded professionals

Dedicated ONYP coordinators – a personal team dedicated to supporting your ONYP experience at HGO.

2020–21 Season Opening Nights Updates

It is with a heavy heart we have announced the cancellation of all of the mainstage and Cullen Theater performances of the 2020–21 season, including productions of Breaking the Waves and Sound of Music in spring of 2021. Unfortunately, this means that we will not have ONYP opening night in-person mixers during the 2020–21 season. Stayed tuned for more info about upcoming ONYP digital events. More information about the 2021–22 season will be announced in early 2021.

For more information about ONYP, call 713-228-6737 or email

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2020–21 Season

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the entire live, in-person mainstage 2020-21 season has been canceled. HGO patrons and subscribers who currently have tickets for the 2020–21 season will have their subscriptions moved to the following season automatically.

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