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The Hideout Theatre's Grand Misery
This improvised send-up of the musical Les Miz is as much fun as the real show is serious
"...The Hideout Theatre's latest mainstage production, Grand Misery sees a cast..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Hideout Theatre's Dystopian Teen Future
In this take on Hunger Games and Divergent-style tales, the improvisers struggle to find a plot or laughs
"...the audience in stitches and on its toes. In Hideout Theatre's Dystopian Teen Future, improv was, unfortunately, none of..."

June 14, 2019 Arts Review by Laura Jones

Process at the Hideout Theatre
This improvised spoof of a play in production conjured an old-school realistic drama with spot-on symbolism and overinflated egos
"...the Darkness is to have missed a work of theatre that, I feel confident saying, is unlike anything else..."

July 8, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Hideout Theatre’s Local on the Eights
Improvised local news for the fictional town of DeWitt turned up some big stories (and funny ones) before and behind the camera
"...does the place you're from inspire you?" And the Hideout audience delivers, hurling an avalanche of answers at the..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Hideout Theatre's The Kindness of Strangers
This improvised salute to Tennessee Williams conjures his South's deeply rooted traditions and misfits with style
"...of The Kindness of Strangers, the cast of this Hideout Theatre project seasoned an improvised play about such a..."

July 28, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Hideout Theatre's Dance Dreams
The improv artists in this production do an impressive job of detailing the falling and rising fortunes of a ballet company
"...The cast of Dance Dreams at the Hideout are some brave performers, indeed. The task set before..."

Dec. 8, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Hideout Theatre's Happily Ever After
Happily Ever After shows how to put on a Disney-inspired musical: improv edition
"...When I learned that Hideout Theatre would be doing a show called Happily Ever..."

July 10, 2015 Arts Feature by Alexa Harrington

That Humongous Hotel Going Up Next Door to The Hideout Downtown?
Yeah, say Badr & Janik, it's gonna impact a thing or two, alright.
"...smack up against the historical building that houses The Hideout Theatre and Coffeeshop near Sixth & Congress...."

April 21, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

2017 Payne Theatre Award Nominees
E.A. Poe musical Nevermore leads the way with 11 noms
"...the B. Iden Payne Awards Council Monday. When the theatre group announced the nominees for the 2016-17 season, Doctuh..."

Sept. 20, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Treasures in Theatre of 2018
It was a year in which theatre making the political personal left the deepest impressions
"...imagery and deeply moving. In a year thick with theatre making the political personal, Jesus I. Valles' (Un)Documents and..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Hideout Improv Marathon
Eight players improvise for 40 hours straight to help save their artistic home
"...improvisers love to make shit up, swing by the Hideout Theatre this weekend. Eight committed players will be improvising..."

June 26, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Robert Faires' Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2017
From monsters to mountains, wolves to wild horses, the year came alive with figures boldly created onstage
"...1) LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (National Theatre of Scotland/Texas Performing Arts)/THR3E ZISTERS (Salvage Vanguard Theater) In..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Hideout
A team of local improvisers has acquired the home base for Austin's improv revolution
"...heart of Austin's impressive improv revolution has been the Hideout Theatre. The little Congress Avenue storefront, with its pair..."

May 22, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Is the Hideout’s Improvised Play Festival Just Too Much to Deal With?
Three nights of shows from across the city, the nation, and … London?
"...Yeah: Thanks a lot, Improvised Play Festival, thanks one..."

April 14, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Hideout Improv Marathon
In hour 40, these improvisers were still in top form: fresh, focused, and incredibly funny
"...surprise: that once you're in the performance space, the Hideout Theatre at 7am feels a lot like the Hideout..."

July 3, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Theatre in the Round (Rock)
Penfold Theatre makes its entrance up north – where it's always wanted to be
"...The past decade has seen more than 50 theatre companies spring from the fertile soil of our creative..."

Aug. 6, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

It's WaffleFest Time at the Hideout Downtown
So … what's something that you'd put on sweet toasted dough?
"...a more simultaneous approach available this night, as the Hideout Theatre presents their 12th annual WaffleFest weekend...."

Nov. 20, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Orphans! The Improvised Orphan Musical at the Hideout
This tribute to musicals starring spunky singing street kids makes you believe the sun’ll come out tomorrow
"...out Saturday night, too. Orphans! The Improvised Orphan MusicalThe Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress, 512/443-3688 www.hideouttheatre.com Through March 3 Running..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Who Wants to Be a Theatre Geek?
A quiz to find out who knows what about theatre in Austin.
"...1. On average, how many productions does the Austin theatre community mount or present in Austin during a year?..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

What Kind of Theatre Do You Go For?
Our sassy quiz will match you up with the Austin theatre company of your dreams.
"...which you aren't well-suited. Where, oh where, is the theatre company for you? Life without a theatre company to..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Arts Feature

Long Fringe @ the Hideout
"...Long Fringe performances will be held primarily at The Hideout, 617 Congress, and The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo. Two..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Arts Feature

American Berserk Theatre's Killer Girls
When the killer girls of this timely satire strike back at abusive bros, revenge is sweet, smart, and hilarious
"...faces stained with blood, standing unjudged and free. Killer GirlsHideout Studios, 2505 E. Sixth Ste. 3-C www.americanberserktheatre.com Through May..."

May 18, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre: Free for All (At Least for a Night)
A national audience development campaign that's offering a free night of theatre on Oct. 20 has cast Austin in a starring role for its national premiere
"...products, but this month it's getting play with plays. Theatre Communications Group, a national service organization for nonprofit theatres,..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Filigree Theatre's When We Were Young and Unafraid
Sarah Treem's drama revisits a time not that long ago when American women were controlled
"...The Handmaid's Tale. This is the world of Filigree Theatre's new production, When We Were Young and Unafraid. That..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Arts Review by Laura Jones

Austin Theatre
NY (hearts) U
"...(A Suspense Comedy With Magic), with New York's Foundry Theatre last fall, and this month the company is giving..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

WaffleFest 2015
For the 14th year, the Hideout Theatre brings 25 troupes together for a toasty mix of improv and free waffles
"...on," runs the description on the website for the Hideout Theatre on Congress in Downtown Austin...."

Nov. 20, 2015 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Big Bash
The Hideout Theatre embiggens its schedule with a weekly set from an improv Dream Team
"...a matter of being the best performer," says the Hideout Theatre artistic director. "An all-star is at the top..."

Dec. 27, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Improvising All Night Long! Twice!
The Hideout's annual improv marathon extends to 48 hours
"...to 5pm Sunday, June 23-25, they'll be at the Hideout Theatre performing in 48 different improv shows...."

June 21, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin's Improv Comedy Marathon 2014
Supposedly sane people, totally making shit up for 45 hours straight
"...the walls of sleep back, waaaaaaay back, in The Hideout Theatre's 45-Hour Improv Marathon...."

June 18, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Improvising Chekhov With Nothing and Everything
To improvise Chekhov plays, the cast of Nothing and Everything learned just how much goes on in them
"...a show that was a smash success at the Hideout Theatre in 2014 and is being revived this weekend..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Arts Feature by Alexa Harrington

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