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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


alley play makers 

limiited selection of 1-week camps for 2-8 graders 

Session A: June 14 - 18
Session B: June 21 - June 25
Session C: June 28 - July 2

Alley Conservatory

audition submissions now open

alley conservatory 2021

July 12 - 30 at the alley theatre

Alley Conservatory 2021 is a limited a 3-week program for high school students (rising freshmen through recently graduated seniors). Students will study with some of the best actors, directors, and playwrights the Alley Theatre has to offer. Together with other talented young artists, students will take classes and create a theatre piece that culminates in a public performance. 


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Featured Program


streaming to classrooms for free through june 2021

For the first time ever, the creators of the acclaimed Oskar series bring everything online, in a timely, innovative, and interactive new play!

✓  FREE and available through June 2021 to suit teachers' unpredictable scheduling needs
✓  Flexible with three 12-minute episodes
✓  Pre-show discussion questions and post-show sentence stems allow teachers to tailor their own classroom experiences
✓  Extension activities align with SEL, as well as ELAR, Fine Arts, and Technology TEKs
✓  Students will emerge in 2021 as heroes to themselves and others!

Virtual Slam

Featured Program

Slam Poetry in the Virtual World

Your students have something important to say. Help them find their voice.

Led by some of the region’s most talent Slam Poets, we help students learn essential writing skills, explore the art of performance, nurture their dynamic voices, and explore empathy. Lessons are conducted via live Zoom classes and asynchronous videos - and each residency culminates in a Poetry Slam competition customized for your school.

Contact us to find out how we enhance your curriculum and provide students with an unparalleled experience.

Check out alley theatre's 19/20 Annual report