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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.


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Featured Program


Two shows – a Lifetime of Lessons!

Oskar's wacky world will entertain and engage students while they learn important lessons about bullying and diversity. Bring one of Alley Theatre's ever-popular assemblies to your school!

Oskar and the Big Bully Battle!

September 28 – October 30, 2015

Oskar and the Curiously Colorful Clash!

February 8 – March 25, 2016

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Featured Program

5th Annual Bayou City Slam

November 21 – Neuhaus Theatre at Alley Theatre

Bayou City Slam teams up with Alley Theatre for this one-day event filled with workshops and performances. The event will culminate with the 5th Annual Bayou City Slam Competition that will feature poets from across the nation competing for cash prizes and the title of Bayou City Poetry Slam Champion.

Buddy Wakefield, Featured Poet, is a two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion who tours the country performing. Don't miss the chance to see the best talent slam poetry has to offer!


Education & community engagement sponsors

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

See our Sponsors