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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

Featured Program

alley conservatory showcase

free and open to the public
July 27, and 28 at 7:00 and July 28 at 2:30
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Devised from source material from the theme of Identity , the Alley's five-week summer intensive for young artists culminates with performances of a bold new theatre piece.


Play Makers

Featured Program - REGISTRATION now OPEN

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summer camps for K-8 in Houston

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 - Booking now for 2018/2019 school year!

programs for elementary, middle and high schools

Applied Theatre at the Alley envisions a world in which the arts play a central role in creating healthy, experiential learning environments. Our award-winning residencies and workshops enhance existing core curriculum. Alley Theatre in-school programs teach theatre, the humanities and STEM through arts integration. Our programs create a psychosocial learning environment that boosts engagement and helps students of all learning styles succeed.

Oskar and the Big Bully Battle - Part 2

Featured Program - annoucing new season

ALLEY character education series 2018-2019 TOUR

oskar and the big bully battle - fall 2018
Oskar and the curiously colorful clash - spring 2019

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!

Education & community engagement sponsors

Special thanks to our sponsors that support our work in schools, in the Alley and throughout the Houston community.

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annual report

Alley Theatre Education & Community Engagement's 2016/2017 Annual Report is in!

view the report