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Education & Community Engagement

Gather / Support / Nurture / Engage / Educate

Applied Theatre at the Alley (Alley ECE) is a national driving force for innovative arts education. We pioneer arts integration, cultivate the next generation of theatre artists, and foster community discourse.

Alley El Zócalo

Celebrating community

Alley Theatre/ El Zócalo

El Zòcalo (EZ) – Spanish for “town square,” is a cornerstone community engagement program that fills the void by creating Hispanic programming inspired by Houston’s rich Hispanic legacies. 

Play Makers


alley play makers 

1- and 2-week camps for GRADEs rising k-8

June 13 to august 5, 2022


booking now

Oskar's Not So Simple Comeback

Touring September 19 to November 11, 2022

 Oskar returns to schools with a live show that is as funny, educational, and impactful as ever! He, along with all the students watching the show, will walk away having learned valuable social emotional lessons about how to cope in this age of anxiety and how important it is to stay connected to a support system.

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Featured Program


Helping close the gaps in achievement and emotional development.

We have reinvented Staging STEM to meet the educational moment. Teachers are struggling with students’ developmental losses, so we’ve expanded our work to focus on Emotional Development as well as English Language Arts.

Workshops and Residencies

reservations open now!

student matinee access programs (MAPS)

book performances and build a maps journey

It's a bold and adventurous season! Through a MAPs journey, your students will emerge as more empathetic and tolerant citizens! 

Alley in Residence

Book your residency for the fall semester!

Alley in Residence

for middle and high schools

Alley Theatre is able to offer an array of exciting and impactful workshops and residencies that are designed for in-person or online learning.