Theatre Under the Stars
We are Houston’s premier musical
theatre & arts education non-profit.
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Accessible, affordable, fine arts education for individuals who have disabilities
Our Mission

We’re here to welcome everyone to the singing, spinning, spectacular world of theatre –– because the power of performance extends well beyond the stage. It enhances social and motor skills, confidence, creativity… and it’s downright fun. To bring the joys of music, art, dance and drama to all families, TUTS provides accessible, affordable fine arts education for children and young adults who have disabilities, chronic illnesses or are economically disadvantaged. Siblings are also welcome to share in the smiles.


“The River has helped my Autistic daughter socialize with peers her age, and most importantly her own brother. It is a safe place where no one judges her and all of her unique qualities and quirks are cheered upon and encouraged.”

“My daughter has shown improvement with her social and communicative skills. She is always talking about the activities at The River with much excitement. She also seems more secure when she is around strangers. She will take the initiative to present herself and talk to people she doesn’t know.”