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HOW TO GET TO THE ALLEY THEATRE

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While the new METRO rail lines are under construction downtown, your trip to the Alley may be affected by delays and parking changes. For light rail construction information, maps, and detours, click here

The Alley Theatre is in the heart of Houston’s downtown Theater District located at 615 Texas Avenue; bordered east by Louisiana, north by Prairie, west by Smith, south by Texas. View map.

We recommend patrons arrive at the Alley Theatre at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance to enter the theatre on time for their performance. Latecomers are NOT guaranteed seats. If you arrive late or leave the theatre once the performance has started on the Hubbard Stage, you may be denied entrance or be asked to sit in the back of the house. Seating location and entry to the Hubbard Stage is at the discretion of the House Manager. There is no late seating or re-entry for performances on the Neuhaus Stage.

PARKING
There are several parking garages in the Theatre District and some street parking is available at various times. The most convenient parking garage to the Alley Theatre is the Alley Theatre Center Garage. The Alley Theatre Center Parking Garage is the high-rise garage located directly behind the Alley with entrances on Louisiana Street and Smith Street. For all events during weekday business hours, parking is $1 per 20 minutes with a $9 maximum charge. Otherwise, event parking in this garage is $10 (cash only).

Patrons parking in the Alley Theatre Parking Garage may park in any spot (reserved or unreserved) after 5 p.m. on weekdays and any time on weekends. Patrons visiting the theatre before 5 p.m. on a weekday may not park in a reserved spot.

From I-45 (75) traveling South (North Freeway)
Exit I-10E/Beaumont/Downtown/Milam exit (left lane exit from I-45). Stay in the left lane. Turn right on Prairie, left on Smith. The parking garage entrance is immediately on the left, at the corner of Smith and Prairie.

From I-45 (75) traveling North (Gulf Freeway)
Exit Houston Ave./Memorial Dr. Get in the right lane. Turn right at light (Rusk St.), then left on Louisiana. The parking garage entrance is located on the side of the Alley building off of Louisiana, between Texas Avenue and Prairie (next to Birraporretti’s).

From I-10 (90) traveling East
Take Downtown/Smith Street exit and continue down Smith. The parking garage entrance is located on the left at Smith and Prairie. 

From I-10 (90) traveling West
Stay on I-10 through downtown. Exit 45 South (left exit) just past downtown. Stay in right lane to exit Dallas/Pierce. Turn left onto Dallas. Stay on Dallas as it curves left and turns into Bagby. Stay on Bagby approx. 3 blocks. Turn right on Texas Ave and then make a left onto Louisiana. The parking garage entrance is located on the side of the Alley building off of Louisiana, between Texas Avenue and Prairie (next to Birraporretti’s).

From US-59 traveling North (Southwest Freeway)
From US-59 you will take the Downtown/Louisiana exit (Left exit). The Alley Theatre is located at the corner of Louisiana Street and Texas Avenue. The parking garage entrance is on the left just before you get to Prairie (next to Birraporretti’s).

From US-59 traveling South (Eastex Freeway)
Continue past the Convention Center. Take 45 North Dallas exit. Exit Houston Ave./Memorial Dr. Get in the right lane. Turn right at light (Rusk St.), then left on Louisiana. The parking garage entrance is located on the side of the Alley building off of Louisiana, between Texas Avenue and Prairie (next to Birraporretti’s).

From 290 (Northwest or Austin Freeway)
Take 610 South to I-10 East. Travel East towards Downtown. Take Downtown/Smith Street exit. The parking garage entrance is located on the left at Smith and Prairie.

From Highway 225 (Pasadena Freeway)
Take 610 West to I-45 North. Take Downtown/Smith Street exit. The parking garage entrance is located on the left at Smith and Prairie.

From Memorial
Memorial Drive becomes Texas Avenue downtown. From Texas Avenue you will make a left onto Louisiana. The parking garage entrance is located on the side of the Alley building off of Louisiana, between Texas Avenue and Prairie (next to Birraporretti’s).

From Allen Parkway
Stay on Parkway until you pass under I-45. Turn left on Bagby. Turn right at Texas Avenue. From Texas Avenue you will make a left onto Louisiana. The parking garage entrance is located on the side of the Alley building off of Louisiana, between Texas Avenue and Prairie (next to Birraporretti’s).

School Bus Drivers
Stay in left-hand lane on Texas in order to unload students with the assistance of an officer and Alley Theatre staff.
 
Latest lane and street closures downtown
Downtown construction may affect your arrival time to the theatre. Please plan accordingly.

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