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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.


as result of an ever-changing landscape and for the health and well-being of all, the alley has opted to cancel all remaining education activities this season.

We have done our best to contact everyone impacted by these cancelations. If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Bencivenga, Executive Manager of Education & Community Engagement at

Information about the 20/21 season and school year will be posted as soon as it is available.

Our deepest hope while we move through this unprecedented time is that you might consider making a donation. We realize that these are uncertain times for all of us, but the act of a donation now will do more than just support the Alley in a difficult moment—it is a brave step in the wake of the unknown. Houston, the Alley is YOUR theatre. If we can count on your donation, please click here.


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engage imaginations!

Useful arts-integrated activities and ideas for teachers, families and students to engage imaginations or solve educational roadblocks. 


Workshops and Residencies

reservations open now!

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.


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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.

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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