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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


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spring break - march 14 through 18, 2016

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.


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Featured Program


Two shows – a Lifetime of Lessons!

Oskar's wacky world will entertain and engage students while they learn important lessons about bullying and diversity. Bring one of Alley Theatre's ever-popular assemblies to your school!

Oskar and the Curiously Colorful Clash!

February 8 – March 25, 2016

Oskar and the Big Bully Battle!

Fall 2016 Dates Coming Soon!

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 2014/2015 Annual Report is in!

view the report