Education & Community Engagement

Encourage kids to explore their favorite science concepts through theatre.


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Questions? Contact
Mara McGhee

registration open for 2018!

Program Overview

Is someone in your home running around dressed up like a knight or princess? Or how about performing drum solos on your pots and pans? Is their imagination overflowing with characters and stories? It may be time to sign up your growing young actor for the Alley Theatre’s Play Makers camp!

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.

Limited need-based scholarships are available! 
Applications are closed for Spring Break
Summer Applications are due by April 27, 2018.
Download an application.


New Play Makers Summer Location!

Gregory-Lincoln Education Center
1101 Taft St
Houston, TX 77019


View a Typical Play Makers Schedule.



Spring Break Houston 2018

Spring break: March 12 - march 16

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

$315 for a 1-week camp

Extended care packages available for additional cost: 8 – 9 a.m. and 3 – 5 p.m.

Grades: Elementary & Advanced (Current K-8th graders)

Houston location: Alley Theatre - 615 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002

Date and Location subject to change.

Summer PLAY MAKERS Houston (Grades K-8)



All camps in Houston will be for Elementary (rising K-5) and Advanced Play Makers (rising 6-8).


Session A Houston: June 4 - June 15

Session B Houston: June 18 – June 29

Session C Houston: July 9 – July 20

Session D houston: July 23 – August 3

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

$575 for a 2-week camp

Extended care packages available for additional cost: 8 – 9 a.m. and 3 – 5 p.m.

Houston Summer location: Gregory-Lincoln Education Center

Click here to register for Summer Play Makers camps in Houston. 

Dates and Locations are subject to change.



For information about programs geared toward teens, check out For Teens.


Immanuel & Helen B. Olshan Foundation, Inc.

"Our daughter beamed even after the first day. You have spoiled her and now every camp must live up to your standard. "

2015 Play Makers Parent