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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.


Alley Conservatory

2022 Conservatory Showcase


free and open to the public
Friday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m. 
alley theatre, neuhaus theatre

Both silly and moving, Shift/Change explores the importance of our past - and how critical it is for our future. 

This show is the culmination of Alley Theatre’s five-week Conservatory, which led 25 students through the process of devising a work of theatre. Over a five-week period, students explored the questions, “Whose shoulders do I/we stand on?” and, “Which of their lessons have I/we forgotten?” Additionally, they honed their skills in classes lead by an array of professional theatre makers – allowing them to grow as performers and ensemble members.  


75th Season

Community Reading Project

Bless me, Ultima


Bless Me, Ultima Community Reading Project will host a wide range of activities such as book clubs, CUENTOS Y CHARLAS, a film screening, and a Story Slam featuring stories from members of the Hispanic community highlighting different themes from the novel. 


Play Makers


alley play makers 

1- and 2-week camps for GRADEs rising k-8

June 13 to august 5, 2022


booking now

Oskar's Not So Simple Comeback

Touring September 19 to November 11, 2022

 Oskar returns to schools with a live show that is as funny, educational, and impactful as ever! He, along with all the students watching the show, will walk away having learned valuable social emotional lessons about how to cope in this age of anxiety and how important it is to stay connected to a support system.

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Featured Program


Helping close the gaps in achievement and emotional development.

We have reinvented Staging STEM to meet the educational moment. Teachers are struggling with students’ developmental losses, so we’ve expanded our work to focus on Emotional Development as well as English Language Arts.

Workshops and Residencies

reservations open now!

student matinee access programs (MAPS)

book performances and build a maps journey

It's a bold and adventurous season! Through a MAPs journey, your students will emerge as more empathetic and tolerant citizens! 

Alley in Residence

Book your residency for the fall semester!

Alley in Residence

for middle and high schools

Alley Theatre is able to offer an array of exciting and impactful workshops and residencies that are designed for in-person or online learning.