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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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Applied Theatre at the Alley 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

SLam Poets @ Alley theatre

Teen fall slam 

FRIDAY, November 8 @ 7:00pm

Free and open to the public


Oskar and the Big Bully Battle - Part 2

booking now - 2019-2020 season

Oskar versus thingamabob - sept.30 - Nov.15

oskar and the last straw- jan. 20 - mar.6

Oskar's wacky world will entertain and engage students while they learn how to be an upstander and appreciate our differences. Bring one of Alley Theatre's ever-popular touring productions to your school!

Workshops and Residencies

DIVE DEEPER with an expanded student matinee season

student matinee access programs (MAPS)

book performances and build a maps journey

Student MAPs help you locate a new destination for your students! Through a MAPs journey, your students will emerge as more empathetic and tolerant citizens! The newly expanded student matinee season exposes students to the best the Alley has to offer in exclusive 10AM performances. Every student matinee includes a talkback with the cast, crew, and creative team - allowing students to chat with some of the country’s most prolific and respected theatre artists.


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 2017/2018 Annual Report is in!

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