20 Theatres listed in the Houston Area
Professional/Semi Pro Theatres here defined as theatres that compensate their actors. Some more than others. Some of the smaller theatres will usually provide a shared profit or some other monetary compensation. While Theatres with * next to them are equity and provide scale or similar. Use the list below to "hop" to a specific Profile.
|Pro Theatres of Houston|
30 years the A.D. Players has been offering a statement of
faith and hope through theater to audiences in Houston, TX,
the United States, and the worldwide community. Founded in
1967 by Houston actress, author and playwright, Jeannette
Clift George, the purpose of the A.D. Players is to be an
ongoing theatrical ministry, through various mediums of communication,
that reaches people throughout the world by affecting the
communities in which they live with the creative signature
1-800-259-ALLE or 713-228-8421.
Alley Theatre is the big regional all-Equity repertory theater.
They have Broadway-caliber actors and production crew. They
don't always succeed, but it's always interesting, especially
since Gregory Boyd got made artistic director a couple of years
ago. They do a 10 play season on 2 stages.
The company has performed at several locations over the years: Commerce Street Art Warehouse, TemplO (Zocalo), and MidTown Performing Arts Space. Currently, all productions are held upstairs at Helios, 411 Westheimer, where they are part of their artists collective and also have two commune members on their Board of Directors.
No set "company" either, although they do have actors who perform regularly. "The word "company" is too limiting and inclusive – it implies that only a certain set of people are allowed in, and that just is not the case with us. We welcome new people and love diversity. We do compensate our actors for their time as well."
chicas theater commune was formed in the summer of 1997 by three
friends who were tired of the over-produced works they were
doing in area community theaters. The first production consisted
of two-one acts: "Vampire Lesbians of Sodom" and "Sleeping
Beauty or Coma" by Charles Busch. These were performed
on the second floor of No Tsu Oh (EZ Credit Theater) in downtown
non-profit,Theatre that does not have a website, and don't
have a mission statement.But the "...goal from the start
has been to have fun – fun for the actors and production
crew as well as fun for the audience. Life is too short to
get mired down in the petty squabbles that seem to pop up
in most small theaters. Along the road to fun, we try to put
up works that are infrequently produced (for Houston, at least)
and reflect our own unique take on the piece."
End Theatre Company
2001 Postoffice Street
Galveston Island, Texas 77550
Phone: (409) 762-3556Fax: (409) 762-3379
Theatre on Glaveston Island...
More info coming soon.
At 3535 Main St. For information,
|Ensemble Theater: The oldest and most distinguished professional theater in the Southwest devoted to the African-American experience. The Ensemble boast two stages and a full season of productions.|
P.O. Box 980817
Theatre presents professional, culturally diverse theatre designed
to entertain and educate.
With hundreds of performances each year, Express has already touched more than 2 million young lives with our mission of creating and presenting professional, culturally diverse performing arts for children and families.
The Fan Factory Theatre Company Mission Statement
Nurture unity through diversity.
2020 Post office, Galveston
Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston does a season of touring
shows,reviews, musicals, etc. It's worth a trip just to see
the theater, which has been beautifully restored.
|Houston Shakespeare Festival||A great gig for equity players and good experience for those who are not. 2 shows in repertory every summer in August.|
Alternative, Fresh, Slightly Sexy, and Exciting theatre can be found at Houston's truly innovative theatre troupe. Every year their reputation:Locally and Nationally continues to grow. HAve a cool web site too!
One theatre space: As well as a bar and performance space for the musical bands they support. $=Stipends
|Providing fun and exciting work and creative childrens fare. Also provides classes for children.|
Street Theater, one of several theater companies established
during the 1970's, was founded to meet two needs: to offer Houston
theatergoers a more varied and challenging selection of plays
and musicals and to provide a venue for training, employment
and exposure for our city's professional theater artists. .."
Equity Company produces 6 shows a year as well as Children's Productions. Has two theatre venues
e-mail:mildredsumbrella at hotmail.com
"Mildreds Umbrella is a small,floating theater troupe. We started two years ago at Theater New West, they did an original script called "Kama Sutra".Their second show was "Eros, A Circus", another original script which was performed at Helios. They only do original work by local writers, and have been reviewed by the Houston Press both times so far.
Contact us : firstname.lastname@example.org
| A new Houston-based non-profit
theatre troupe, dedicated to providing a voice to The South
Shunya literally means zero, nothing, or emptiness in Sanskrit.
The name comes from the Buddhist concept of nothing
stages: Yeager Theatre; Arena Stage.
Repertory Theatre is a professional Equity theater dedicated
to providing Houston's diverse audiences with challenging, provocative
theater produced with the highest artistic standards. From ground-breaking
new works to modern classics, Stages brings the best of today’s
theater home to Houston.
Born in the basement of a brewery in 1978, Stages was created as Houston's "maverick" theater - a place where new ideas and new voices could be heard and appreciated. The response was overwhelming, and Stages quickly became an integral part of the Houston theater community.
In 1985 Stages moved to its current two-theater facility in the historic Star Engraving Building on Allen Parkway, and this relocation paved the way for the introduction of EarlyStages, which is dedicated to producing intelligent, high-quality theater for children and their families.
Bundy was named Artistic Director in 1996
2317 Ship's Mechanic Row, Galveston
A nice classic looking theatre in Galveston that does a variety of productions.
"Alternative" semi pro theatre. The Company manages
to bring in some exciting guest artists as well as produce new
They have one very small theatre, which only compounds their OFF-Broadway comparisons
Illuminata was founded in 2001 by a group of
1415 California St.
|Information Coming soon:|
Now housed at The Hobby Center for performing arts
Bagby, Suite 200
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS), founded in 1968 by Frank M. Young, is Houston’s acclaimed musical theatre production company. Since producing, directing and conducting TUTS’ first production, Bells Are Ringing, Mr. Young has guided the non-profit company to national acclaim through 34 seasons of more than 200 musicals. The longest-running head of any major arts organization in Houston, Mr. Young now serves as TUTS’ President and CEO.
its 34 seasons, TUTS, which is one of America’s largest
non-profit producers of musical theatre, has produced a total
of 39 Premieres, including 11 World Premieres, one U.S. Premiere,
three Southwest Premieres, and 24 Houston Premieres.
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