Alley Theatre

Location: 
Houston, TX

The Tony-award-winning Alley Theatre is one of the most respected resident theatres in the country and is committed to maintaining a company of resident actors. Alley Theatre began in 1947. Today, it is one of the oldest, most successful and respected resident theatres in the country. Its operating budget is $18.2 million and has a staff of 175. After last year’s $46.5 million renovation, the Alley Theatre boasts the most advanced and sophisticated stage facilities of any non-profit theater in the country. Renowned theatre artist from across the country regularly join our Resident Company in the Alley’s 75,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art, Center for Theatre Production across the street. The Alley presents nearly 400 performances in the Hubbard Theatre (774 seats), and the Neuhaus Theatre (310 seats). Alley productions have gone on to Broadway, on tours to 40 cities and been featured at major European festivals. Artistic Directors Greg Boyd’s premieres have been nominated for eight Tony Awards, including Not About Nightingales, by Tennessee Williams (Alley, London, tour, Broadway) and The Civil War. The Alley’s unique among regional American theatre companies in its commitment to maintaining a Resident Company of actors. This group provides a rich resource for contemporary playwrights, who also benefit from the Alley’s commitment new works. The Alley’s Education and Community Engagement programs encourage participation in the theatre arts, promote math and science learning, improve critical literacy skills, foster personal growth and celebrate Houston’s heritage and cultural diversity. Last season, the Alley Theatre provided a record 309,833 educational contact hours. All told, the Alley’s touring shows and educational programs served 67,100 students and 3,239 teachers from 167 schools and 25 independent school districts throughout metropolitan Houston.

Alley Theatre will present student matinees of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Artistic Director Gregory Boyd, as part of their DREAM-HOUSTON project. The company will provide related educational activities, including workshops, post-performance discussions, residencies, and a study guide. They anticipate reaching 20 schools located in Texas.