Encourage kids to explore their favorite science concepts through theatre.



Questions? Contact
Mara McGhee
ECE Programs Coordinator


Program Overview

Imagine a volcano erupting into a dance! Imagine that the hot spots are a group of kids spinning around, and a crater is a statue created by a child and their brand new friends. Imagine your child coming home from camp, using words such as “objective” and “fissure.” Then you are imagining Alley Play Makers.

Alley Play Makers  is offered for 1 week during Spring Break and in four 2-week sessions each summer. Campers 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. Our young actors will learn the basics of theatre skills, including: what it means to work as an ensemble; how to create and live in a character; how to make and stick to bold choices; spatial awareness and creative movement; how to tell a story with the voice and the body; and how to create a beginning, middle, and end of a story.  

Alley Master Teaching Artists guide fun and informative lessons that teach theatre and SEL skills while also exploring a STEM topic. We will ignite the imagination of your young creative masterminds, and they will develop performance skills they will use their whole lives.

Each Alley Play Makers session ends with an Open Workshop, which allows you to glimpse into the camp classroom and gives your student the opportunity to show off their new skills. This is not only a chance for young actors to flourish in front of an audience, it’s also our opportunity to include you in an Alley Play Makers celebration of learning.

Play Makers camp allows your child to learn and hone their theatre skills, have fun in a diverse environment, make new friends, and discover ways to shine on and off the stage.

Scholarships for Summer are now available, please click HERE to be redirected to the form. Deadline to submit requests is April 12, 2019 @ 5:00pm. 

Play Makers locations!

615 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
Summer -Houston/FORT BEND
2019 Locations TBD


View a Typical Play Makers Schedule.

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Spring Break Houston 2019

Spring break: march 11 - 15

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 (Current K-5th Grade)

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).


2019 Session dates still tbd

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.

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.


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