SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATRE COMMUNITY
Playhouse 1960 has been operating in northwest Houston since 1973 celebrating our newly renovated theater space.
Playhouse 1960 is a non-profit, community theatre that relies on volunteers, ticket sales, and donations to operate.
The Playhouse 1960 Young Actor’s Theater gives kids of all ages a chance to be seen on stage, whether it's their first time or if they are experienced actors. No prior experience is needed and auditions are held at regular intervals throughout the year. We also offer young actors a chance to see other children on stage by attending our performances. Tours and large groups are welcome by previous arrangement.
The Create a Spark Foundation is a nonprofit organization. We believe that every child should have opportunities that spark their interest and creativity. These experiences have the power to shape a child and lead them down a path of self-discovery, confidence, and success throughout their life.
Our goal is to: Provide high quality and affordable arts and education programs to the community. Empower parents to create individualized opportunities for their child through our parent coordinator program. Subsidize tuition and offer financial assistance through fundraising, and donations. Create a safe environment and offer wholesome, uplifting, programs based on the core values of respect, integrity, modesty, and loyalty.
MOORE VISION ENTERTAINMENT
Moore Vision Entertainment is a leading full-service entertainment company and producer of live entertainment based in Houston, Texas. Moore Vision Entertainment specializes in producing innovative, sophisticated, and cutting edge events, using a core belief that storytelling drives our creative approach. From concept through activation we focus on delivering professional and high-quality entertainment experiences.
Moore Vision Entertainment understands that to truly engage a guest, ideas must be fully realized down to the smallest detail. So whether our creative team comes up with an ambitious concept or discovers an untapped space, we make it happen — and guests will leave inspired..Welcome to Moore Vision Entertainment
Iconotheatrix (ITX) is a new youth theatre committed to bringing excellence and professional quality youth productions to the Houston area. ITX was founded in October of 2014 by David Allen III, Eboni Bell, Kristen Del Bosque, and Logan Vaden. The mission of Iconotheatrix is to bridge the gap between educational and professional theatre. We provide an authentic artistic experience in a safe, inclusive environment for young adults. Through bold and innovative theatrical productions and community outreach, our students are a part of the positive progression of the growing Houston theatre economy.
Stageworks Theatre's mission is to enrich our community through a variety of theatre and arts education. We seek to entertain, inspire, challenge, and educate with positive values.
Previously founded as Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) Community Theatre and Actors Academy, the organization was founded to provide an enjoyable outlet for creative community involvement through the production of high-quality, affordable, suburban entertainment. Since our inception in November 2005, we have continuously endeavored to demonstrate our core values of fun, respect, integrity, excellence, and diversity.
ImagineNation Theatre, founded in 2014, invests in young adults ages 14-21 through theatre arts education, skills training, mentoring, and life development. This next generation will strengthen their self-esteem and sense of belonging while building relationships with each other through love and inspiration. ImagineNation will perform a mixture of musical and non-musical productions while educating through class and workshop settings. Shows may be either traditional or “edgy” in nature and will consist of 2-3 major productions per year. Targeting this promising segment of artists, ImagineNation will focus on improving and strengthening young adults who are seeking to take their theatre and life skills to the next level. A core value of the organization culture will emphasize inclusion, bonding, and unity. “The Nation” will leverage the stage experience and strive to embrace life lessons together, share challenges, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
T.U.T.S. - HUMPHREYS SCHOOL OF MUSICAL THEATRE
Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) educates and develops musical theatre students of all ages and ambitions, from the beginner to the Broadway-bound. A myriad of courses, workshops, and seasonal camps train pre-schoolers to pros in dance, acting, and vocal technique. From jazz theory to improv, diction to demi-pliés, we help polish young stars until they truly shine.
In 1972, five years after the ringing performance that started it all, TUTS recognized the need for a school to provide training for young people. One that would welcome a new generation to the joys of singing, dance, and drama, and also offer a challenging musical theatre repertoire for professionals looking to enhance their technique. Underwriting was obtained from The Humphreys Foundation of Liberty, Texas, and TUTS introduced Houston to its new Humphreys School of Musical Theatre.
Today, HSMT offers a diverse and technique-driven curriculum that produces many of the best musical theatre professionals in the nation. You may have seen HSMT students on Broadway, in movies, and on prime-time notable Humphreys alumni include Chandra Wilson of ABC-TV’s Grey’s Anatomy; Bruce Norris, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright for Clybourne Park; Manuel Santos of NBC-TV’s Smash; and Broadway actors Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cahoon, and DeLee Lively.
TUTS: THE RIVER PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS CENTER
The River Performing and Visual Arts Center provides accessible, affordable fine arts education to individuals with disabilities. Siblings are welcome. Financial aid is available. In 1996, three-year-old Samantha wanted to take ballet, but cerebral palsy affected her walking, talking, balance, and vision. No programs accepted her. Determined that no child should be denied the opportunity to participate in the richness of an arts education, Cathy Binstock –– Samantha’s mother and a clinical social worker –– rolled up her sleeves, contacted arts instructors and friends, and founded The River Performing and Visual Arts Center. The first class was Creative Movement for seven little girls with disabilities. Almost twenty years later, The River has served more than 18,000 children with special needs and their siblings. With a common goal — to extend arts access to children of all abilities — Theatre Under The Stars merged with The River in 2010. This revered pairing of two Houston-grown non-profits broadened TUTS’ educational reach into the city’s special-needs community through the demonstrated expertise of The River. Whether kids are twirling or tapping, singing, or stenciling, The River’s year-round, barrier-free classes allow all children to delight in the drama of the performing and visual arts. Financial aid is available.