Stages Repertory Theatre produces new work, interprets established work in new ways and nurtures talent to invigorate culture for the good of the community.
In 1978, in the damp basement of a downtown brewery, Stages burst onto the Houston theatre scene, daring audiences to see the newest, most audacious works written for the stage. Characterized by courage, generosity, ingenuity and intimacy, Stages remains and integral part of the Houston arts community.
Stages has garnered national recognition for its work, including coverage in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Variety, Vogue and American Theatre Magazine. Stages’ MainStage season includes a varied repertoire of world and regional premieres, innovative treatments of dramatic and literary classics, and pioneering, risk-taking productions that are not likely to be seen anywhere else in town. Each production is brought to life by an exceptional team of artists, performers and craftspeople largely from the Houston area, but also with guest artists from around the world.
With the same professional standards and spirit of adventure, Stages’ EarlyStages series introduces young audiences to the power and magic of live theatre. Each year thousands of area children experience dramatic interpretations of classic folktales, stories from diverse world cultures, and plays and musicals commissioned especially for EarlyStages.