Education & Community Engagement




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Mara McGhee
ECE Programs Coordinator

Alley Play Makers

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.

To fill out an online feedback form for summer Play Makers, please follow this link.



PlayMakers locations - Summer 2019

downtown Houston

Wharton Dual Language Academy, 900 W.Gray St, Houston, TX 77019

Fort Bend ISD
Dulles Elementary School, 630 Dulles Ave, Sugar Land, TX 77478


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)



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

          Session A - June 3 -14
          Fort Bend ISD - June 3 -14
          Session B - June 17 - 28
          Session C - July 8 - 19
          Session D - July 22 - August 2


Please regsiter your camper in their rising grade level, not the grade they just finished. 

$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.


Immanuel & Helen B. Olshan Foundation, Inc.