welcome to the Alley Theatre - Houston's Theatre company
The Alley was founded more than 60 years ago as Houston’s theatre company. It exists to provide audiences with the highest quality theatre, offering a wide variety of work including new plays, classics, the re-discovered and the rarely-performed, and new musical theatre with an emphasis on new American works. The Alley strives to provide the inspirational and the provocative – to make our audiences think, feel, dream, and be entertained.
The Alley Theatre is one of the few American Theatre companies to support a company of actors, designers, artisans and craftspeople throughout the year. Our productions are built and rehearsed in the Alley Theatre Center for Theatre Production – a 75,000-square-foot facility adjacent to the theatres themselves. This state-of-the-art facility is one of the most complete and largest facilities of its kind anywhere.
In 2013-2014, the Alley underwent a $46.5 million building renovation, the first major improvements since the building opened in 1968, including major improvements to the Hubbard Theatre, backstage area, and public spaces. With more than 500 performances annually, the Alley will produce more performances than all other performing arts organizations in the Houston Theater District combined.
On our two stages, the 774 seat Hubbard Theatre and the 310 seat Neuhaus Theatre, we present a wide ranging repertoire of 11 productions each season, including our annual holiday presentation of A Christmas Carol. Alley All New, the initiative to commission and develop new work year round, features the Alley All New Festival each season presenting workshops and readings of new plays and musicals in process. The Alley is also home to our educational programs, connecting future audiences and future artists through programs such as Staging STEM and Alley Play Makers.
Throughout our history, the Alley has earned a national and international reputation for artistic achievement, including the Special Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 1996, and Alley artists have garnered praise from audiences across the country.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Gregory Boyd and Managing Director Dean R. Gladden, the Alley is committed to moving forward to increase its reach into the community, to further its collaboration with the best theatre artists working today, and to encourage and cultivate the new voices, new work, new artists of the American theatre.
We are proud to be part of Houston and Houston’s lustrous arts scene – one of the most dynamic and diverse anywhere. And we are grateful for our subscribers and loyal supporters, many of whom have been with us for years, and many of whom are just joining the Alley and discovering its vitality and excitement.
The Alley knows that theatre is a powerful and transformative experience, and we look forward to sharing it with you – every time you become part of the Alley Theatre audience.