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Education & Community Engagement

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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.


Play Makers

Featured Program

play makers

1-week spring break CAMP - march 13 - 17, 2017

Play Makers participants join their peers for a full rotation of group activities designed to help even the most timid child find the confidence to step onto the stage. Alley Master Teaching Artists guide fun and informative lessons that teach theatre skills in improvisation, dance and movement, visual story-telling, and character development. Your young creative masterminds will learn performance skills here that they will use their whole lives.


Alley Conservatory

Featured Program

alley conservatory prep camp

1-week spring break prep camp

Whether you want to join Alley Summer Conservatory or need to prepare for college auditions, Alley Conservatory Prep Camp is for you. Refine your skills with a week of intensive training in acting, voice, movement and audition preparation. 


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Featured Program

SLam Poets @ Alley theatre

spring teen slam

Free and open to the public

Friday, march 24 – 7:00 PM -  Hubbard Theatre at Alley Theatre

Participating in Slam Poets @ Alley Theatre creates  poised, proud, quick-thinking and creative young adults. Students draw from their personal wealth of knowledge and experience to write and share their unique stories and emotions through performance in a welcoming community atmosphere. Students from participating Partner Schools compete in the Teen Spring Slam where the top two winners compete in the Space City Slam.

Workshops and Residencies

Featured Program 

workshops and residencies


Bring the Alley Theatre into your classroom with our workshops and residencies that create exemplary educational opportunities for theatre, English and history classes.  Choose from some of our most popular residencies including Slam Poetry, Shakespeare 360° and Theatre Through the Ages which can be tailored to meet your school's needs.


Education & community engagement sponsors

Special thanks to our sponsors that support our work in schools, in the Alley and throughout the Houston community.

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annual report

Alley Theatre Education & Community Engagement's 2015/2016 Annual Report is in!

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