Page Header Image

Education & Community Engagement

Gather / Support / Nurture / Engage / Educate

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.

Check out our Brand New Brochure!


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.

Alley Conservatory

2019 Conservatory Showcase

A Gap of Time: A Riff on The Winter's Tale

free and open to the public
July 26, and 27 at 7:30 
alley theatre, neuhaus theatre

A king goes mad, a lost princess fights for love, a hopeful future struggles to escape the clutches of a forlorn past. Larger-than-life tragedy and a wacky romantic comedy converge in this tale of loss, redemption, and the gap of time in between. Join us as we revive, reinvent, and riff on Shakespeare’s classic. 


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.


Play Makers


alley play makers 

2-week camps for K-8 graders in houston, fort bend, and spring

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 2017/2018 Annual Report is in!

view the report