Main Street Theater is Houston’s oldest and largest theater for youth, reaching over 130,000 children each season through performances at the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH) and through statewide touring. Recognized by American Theatre Magazine as one of the top 20 theaters for young audiences in the country, they present a repertory based on the most relevant and challenging literature for youth. Main Street Theater began touring decades ago to reach schools that could not travel to them. They regularly tour to Abilene, Bryan, Yoakum, Bastrop, College Station, Austin, and many more. Each season they tour a new title appropriate for elementary age children. Recent tours have offered ‘Schoolhouse Rock, Live!’ ‘The Magic School Bus,’ and ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat.’ All performances include a short talkback with students and photo opportunities afterward, and each school receives free education materials to supplement the learning experience. They also offer 45-minute character visits in which a title character from one of their production presents a mini-interactive performance, followed by a talkback and a photo opportunity. Photo by RicOrnelProductions.

Additional information



Contact name

Amanda Arnold

Contact address

3400 Main Street Suite 283 Houston TX 77002

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Public performance

$600 – $800

School performance

$200 – $800

Workshop fees
Travel per diem lodging

$20 – $2000




Special audiences

Festivals, Libraries, People with disabilities, Schools

School audiences

Elementary, Pre-K

Venue size

Larger, Medium

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