Theatre Under the Stars


Inclusive of diverse peoples, cultures, traditions and ideas, TUTS breaks down barriers to the craft of musical theatre by practicing equity, diversity, and inclusion across all areas of our organization. TUTS is creating programming designed to fully reach every corner of our diverse city to ensure each person that desires can come and experience the magic of musical theatre. Please check back regularly for updates regarding our programming throughout the season.  


TUTS is committed to breaking down barriers and offers a variety of accessibility services like American Sign Language Interpretation, Open Captioning and Audio Descriptions. For tickets and more information on the services provided, please click here.


Theatre Under The Stars became an affiliate of the Public Theater with the launch of Public Works Houston in 2018. This unique program celebrates building community through nontraditional partnerships and collaborations amongst nonprofit organizations. 


TUTS Teaching Artists work with participants from Houston-area non-profits to tailor programming that meets the needs of their communities, whether that’s teaching a movement class at a senior center or using music to help children engage in learning. Community partners include New Hope, Dress for Success, FLAS, Combined Arms, Children’s Memorial Hermann Foundation, University of Houston, and more. If your organization is interested in working with us, please reach out to Jacob Shideler.


The River offers classes in art, dance, acting, and voice in its fall and spring semesters. In the summer of 2020, The River began offering online courses designed for students with disabilities. The school plans to continue offering traditional and virtual classes to students in the future. In 2021 The River celebrates 25 years of serving individuals with disabilities and their siblings through the arts. Learn more about The River.

Public Works is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit