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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

2-week summer CAMPs in Houston, fort bend and klein
June 5 - August 4

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.

Oskar and the Big Bully Battle - Part 2

Featured Program

ALLEY character education series 2017-2018 TOUR

Oskar and the last straw - fall 2017
Oskar and the curiously colorful clash! - spring 2018

Oskar's wacky world will entertain and engage students while they learn important lessons about grit, resiliency and diversity. Bring one of Alley Theatre's ever-popular touring productions 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.


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.

See our Sponsors

annual report

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

view the report