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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.

This includes:

  • Spring Break and Summer Camps, including the 2020 Conservatory
  • The Alley Teen Grand Slam 
  • The Alley Master Class Series 
  • The Student Matinee performance of 1984. Schools with tickets may be able to view the recorded performance. More information coming soon! 
  • All in-school programming for the remainder of the 19/20 school year
  • 2020 Summer Internships

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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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.

See our Sponsors