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.
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.
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.
Sample locations where we recently performed:
Miller Outdoor Theatre
Children’s Museum of Houston
Museum of Fine Arts Houston at Bayou Bend
Texas Children’s Hospital
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The African-American Library
Houston Rockets Read Schools
Houston Public Libraries
Houston Independent School District
Spring Branch Independent School District
Alief Schools Independent School District
Kids R’ Kids Pre-Schools
Brenham Junior High School
Westbury United Methodist Church
Living Word Church
Annunciation Orthodox School
Congregation Emanu El