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Alley Theatre

615 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002 (Downtown)
713-220-5700
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Ranked #16 of 175 Attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Description: A local theatre offering plays and musicals.
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Alley now resides at the University of Houston while its downtown location gets a much needed renovation. The venue is very nice with excellent acoustics although not as great as the "Home" theater. Finding the place is another thing. There are virtually no signs helping patrons find parking or the temporary theater and the map that is provided on-line... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Alley keeps good shows running year round. Too bad there are not more theatres in Houston like the Alley.

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have been an alley subscriber for almost 30 years. I purchase tickets in the Gold Circle. Center section (Alley upstairs) 3 rd row. I have been sitting with a group of friends for all these years. I asked to be put with this group at the UH campus; however, we ended up getting split up. That isn't the biggest... More

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Houston
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Alley Theatre is as good a theatre as anywhere in the country. We have never seen a production that was not flawlessly done. It is a shame that the Alley is not sold out for every production. Their productions are on par with Broadway and the West End.

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

True Houston Gem.Gregory Boyd and the talented craftsmen at the Alley are as good or better than anything we have seen on Broadway in NYC! We look forward during our one hour drive to a fabulous show, season after season, year after year. We feel like the long time cast members; James Black, Jeffery Bean, Todd Waite and other have... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We are fortunate to have a theater company of this quality in Houston. Long-time cast members, including James Black, Jeffery Bean, Elizabeth Bunch, John Tyson, and Todd Waite, are as good as any we've seen in NYC. The sets are always first class, the direction is solid, and their choice of plays is a perfect mix of newer works and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My husband and I went for the first time last month. We had great seats. The theater is small, so I don't think that there is a bad seat. The play was very funny and the time went very quickly. I would recommend it. The parking structure is for small cars. Parking our large car was a little scary.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

The Alley Theatre is one of Houston's treasures. I've had season tickets for over 30 years. In all these many years I can honestly say I've only seen 2 plays I didn't like. Gregory Boyd, artist director, continues to bring outstanding award winning plays and actors to our stage. I just saw Good People which was another totally engaging and... More

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Planet Earth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Alley Theater has a long and colorful history with the City of Houston. I can remember from my college days going to the Alley when Ms. Nina Vance was the artistic director and the theater was located in a renovated fan factory. Now, much has changed, the theater is located in the theater district of downtown Houston and has... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Alley continues to excel and offer productions that are as good as anything you can find on Broadway or other stages in great theatre disticts around the country. Good People was not only a powerful script combining both humor and stripped raw drama, it was performed with perfection by a talnted cast led by one of our local treasures,... More

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