Houston’s oldest and largest performing and arts education organization.
Express Children’s Theatre is Houston’s oldest and largest professional theatre company that creates and performs culturally diverse plays and storytelling events for children and their families. Express reaches over 75,000 kids a year through performances at its theatre space in Houston’s Northwest Mall and by touring to schools, libraries, churches, hospitals, museums and community organizations throughout Houston and beyond.
Express shows are designed to entertain, inspire and educate children of all ages. See a show with your whole family!
From familiar folklore and fascinating fiction to stories of perseverance and personal triumph, five fully-produced original works and adaptations of classics are created and performed each season by Houston’s finest theatre artists. In addition, three Storytelling Programs, including bi-lingual Spanish/English programs, are also performed throughout the year for smaller audiences. Express is a Company-in-Residence at Houston Community College and performs 6 shows a year at Miller Outdoor Theatre including Express Theatre’s Hilltop Festival for Children in July.
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. The Children’s Hilltop Festival produced at Miller Theatre each summer was named the 2010 Best Theatre Production for Children by Houston Press. Express offers weekly performances at its 90 seat theatre in Northwest Mall (located between Hempstead Road and 18th Street, just off 610 Loop in Northwest Houston).