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About Us

The Alley Theatre, one of America’s leading not-for-profit theatres, is a nationally recognized performing arts company lead by Artistic Director Gregory Boyd and Managing Director Dean R. Gladden. Home to a Resident Company of actors, the Alley creates a wide-ranging repertoire and innovative productions of classics, neglected modern plays, and premieres.  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. A recipient of the Special Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, the Alley has brought productions to Broadway, 40 American cities including New York’s Lincoln Center and internationally to Berlin, Paris, and St. Petersburg throughout its 69 year history.

The Alley Theatre underwent a $46.5 million building renovation in 2014-2015 season, the first major improvements since the building opened in 1968. With more than 500 performances in 2015-2016, the Alley will produce more performances than all other performing arts organizations in the Houston Theater District combined. 

Alley Theatre Renovation

building history

Production History

Alley Theatre Founder Nina Vance

artistic director gregory boyd

360 Tour of the Alley Theatre

The Alley Theatre is a member of the American Arts Alliance, Central Houston Inc, Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau,  Greater Houston Partnership, League of Resident Theatres, Texans for the Arts, Theatre District Improvement Inc., Theatre District, Houston, and Theatre Forward. Seasonal operating expenses are partially supported by grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Houston. 

The Alley operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States

The directors and choreographers employed by the Alley Theatre are members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

The scenic, costume, lighting, and sound designers in LORT theaters are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829 of the IATSE.

The Alley Theatre is a constituent of Theatre Communications Group the national organization for the nonprofit professional theater.

The 2015–2016 Season is made possible by the generous support of United Airlines, the official airline of the Alley Theatre.

The Alley Theatre's seasonal production and marketing costs are supported in part by the City of Houston through Theater District Improvement Inc. and Houston Arts Alliance.