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Frequently Asked Questions About YPS

Where is the Alley Theatre?
We are located at 615 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002. 

Where should I park?
Parking downtown is a concern for many people.  Parking in a Theatre District Garage is not free and the street parking in front of 615 Texas Ave. is not always available.  We kindly request that all minors be accompanied to the lobby by a parent or guardian on the first day. After the first day, drivers may pull into the alley way to drop off and pick up students.

What do I do when I get to the Alley Theatre?
If you arrive before the start time, students will meet in the box office lobby and be escorted to the studio spaces by a staff member.  If you arrive late, please go directly to the studio space or wait in the box office lobby until a staff member can guide you. 

What should I wear to studio classes?
Students need to wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.  Students will be participating in a variety of active theatre exercises and games, so they must be able to move around freely.

Will I get a chance to perform?
Yes and No.  After School Studios and Summer Studios do culminate in showcases for family and friends, but there is no direct connection from the studio program to the main stge. Saturday studios are designed to build skills.  As students advance, they will be assigned scenes and monologues that they will perform in classes and will need to be practiced at home before family and friends. Presentations for family and friends may be schedule periodically.

Can I bring a guest to class?
Parents, siblings, friends, and other guests are not generally allowed in the studios or workshops.  If necessary parents and guardians are welcome to stay for the first ½ hour of the first day.

What if my child changes his mind about the studio before classes begin?
There are no refunds for Young Performers Studios, so you should have a frank and honest discussion about the program with your child before registering. If your child gets cold feet, encourage him or her to try it out and attend at least the first class.

For more information, e-mail Mary Sutton at or call 713.315.3385.


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