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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


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2-week SUMMER CAMPS - June 5 through August 5, 2016

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.



Featured Program


understand, engage and celebrate!

Join us in a yearlong celebration of verse, freestyle and vocabulary by participating in Alley Theatre’s DREAM–HOUSTON. 


Oskar and the Big Bully Battle - Part 2

Featured Program


Oskar and the Big Bully Battle - Part 2!
The Epic Up-Stander Saga is BACK!

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!


Partner School Program

Featured Program - Now accepting applications

partner school program

in-depth 2-year partnerships with middle and high schools

This two-year partnership between the Alley Theatre and your school will create exemplary educational opportunities for both drama and English classes. PSP is an excellent opportunity to support your TEKS objectives and expand the resources at your fingertips to reach your English and theatre goals.


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Join the Alley Theatre and companies around the globe in celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare.

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 2014/2015 Annual Report is in!

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