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OUR SHOWS

Celebrate diversity and ignite a love for learning with Express Children's Theatre's vibrant performances, featuring engaging musicals and plays that are not only entertaining but also educational.

OUR SHOWS

Celebrate diversity and ignite a love for learning with Express Children's Theatre's vibrant performances, featuring engaging musicals and plays that are not only entertaining but also educational.

OUR SHOWS

Celebrate diversity and ignite a love for learning with Express Children's Theatre's vibrant performances, featuring engaging musicals and plays that are not only entertaining but also educational.

OUR SHOWS

Celebrate diversity and ignite a love for learning with Express Children's Theatre's vibrant performances, featuring engaging musicals and plays that are not only entertaining but also educational.

OUR SHOWS

Celebrate diversity and ignite a love for learning with Express Children's Theatre's vibrant performances, featuring engaging musicals and plays that are not only entertaining but also educational.

OUR SHOWS

Celebrate diversity and ignite a love for learning with Express Children's Theatre's vibrant performances, featuring engaging musicals and plays that are not only entertaining but also educational.

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY

HISTORY
Express Children’s Theatre is Houston’s oldest and largest multicultural performing arts and education organization dedicated to children and families. We are celebrating our 28th year of creating and presenting professional, culturally diverse performing arts designed to entertain and educate.


GROWTH
Express Theatre was founded in 1991 with two shows and a shoestring budget. Our growth has been steady and we now present an average of 250 performances each season reaching over 75,000 children in venues throughout Texas. Express has been the proud recipient of two Austin Circle of Drama Awards, three B. Iden Payne awards for children’s theatre, and a cover story in Stage Directions magazine. Express Theatre’s Hilltop Festival for Children at Miller Outdoor Theatre every summer was named “Best Theatre Production for Children” by the Houston Press.

 

TOURS

Our Touring Series brings the magic and excitement of quality interactive theatre and storytelling directly to children in their schools and communities. We also present performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre and at numerous Public Libraries, Day Care Centers, Hospitals and Community Centers throughout Texas.  We also conduct Theatre Arts Residencies at several elementary schools in the Houston area.

INTERACTIVE LEARNING

Throughout our shows, actors encourage kids to participate from their seats.  Kids can call out suggestions, cheer for the hero, provide encouragement during setbacks, and celebrate goals along the way. By giving children a “voice”, they’re entertained while acquiring knowledge and skills that apply to all parts of their lives, such as empathy, self-expression, problem-solving, and making good choices.  We address the whole child while providing a rollicking good time!

Express is funded in part by The Arts Access Fund at Arts Connect Houston

OUR PARTNERS INCLUDE:

The Houston Rockets

Arts Connect Houston

Children's Museum Houston

Ars Lyrica Houston

Young Audiences of Houston

OUR GENEROUS FUNDERS INCLUDE:

The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance

The City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board

The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation

The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts

H-E-B

The Humphreys Foundation

Texas Commission on the Arts

The Wortham Foundation

Express Children's Theatre clients
Express Children's Theatre clients

EXPRESS CHILDREN'S THEATRE CLIENTS INCLUDE:

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