The Alley was founded over sixty years ago as Houston’s theatre company. It exists to provide audiences with the highest quality theatre, offering a wide variety of work including new plays, classics, the re-discovered, the rarely-performed, and new musical theatre, with an emphasis on new American works – to provide the inspirational and the provocative – to make our audiences think, feel, dream and be entertained.
The Alley Theatre is one of the few American Theatre companies that supports a resident company of actors, designers, artisans and craftspeople throughout the year. Our productions are built and rehearsed in the Alley Theatre Center for Theatre Production, a 75,000 square foot facility adjacent to the theatres themselves, that is state-of-the-art and one of the most complete and largest facilities of its kind anywhere.
On our two stages – the 824 seat Hubbard Stage and the 310 seat Neuhaus Stage – we present a wide ranging repertoire of eleven productions each season. The Alley is also home to our educational programs, where we connect with the youth of the city and state, our future audience and future artists, through programs such as From Stage to Page, HYPE (Houston Young Playwrights Exchange) and the Young Performers Studio.
Throughout our history, the Alley has earned a national and international reputation for artistic achievement, including the Tony Award, and Alley artists have garnered praise from audiences across the country.
We are proud to be part of Houston and Houston’s refulgent arts scene, one of the most dynamic and diverse anywhere. And we are grateful for our subscribers and loyal supporters, many of whom have been with us for years, and many of whom are just joining the Alley and discovering its vitality and excitement.
The Alley knows that theatre is a powerful and transformative experience and we look forward to sharing it with you, every time you become part of the Alley Theatre audience.