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How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted the Hideout Theatre
Comedy theatre mulls the corporate cash influx and concession sales that went away
"...the heart of Downtown, where a place like the Hideout Theatre typically turns its two comedy stages over to..."

March 13, 2020 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

Review: Hideout Theatre’s Bah, Humbug!
Fun Dickensian long-form is a short-term cure for the pandemic blues
"...fitting that the funny, fast-thinking folks at Downtown Austin's Hideout Theatre have brought back its evening of devised Dickens-based..."

Dec. 24, 2021 Arts Feature by Bob Abelman

Hideout Theatre's The Hallmark Holiday Musical
This delightful improvised spin on Hallmark Christmas movies has just what the real things never do: surprises
"...The difference between a Hallmark holiday movie and the Hideout Theatre's improvised musical version of a Hallmark holiday movie?..."

Dec. 27, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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

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

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

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

The Hideout Theatre’s Virtual Threefer
Three troupes Zoomed and Twitched their time upon the improv stage
"...through, we're seeing things we've never seen before. The Hideout Theatre's long-running Threefer show, for instance. Well, we've seen..."

April 3, 2020 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

Honolulu’s Oil in the Alley to Rock the Hideout
Hawaiian trio takes the Downtown stage for an improv-fueled joyride
"...digs in Honolulu to play a show on the Hideout Theatre’s storied Downtown Austin stage, but that’s what’s happening..."

Nov. 14, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

That! Big! 80s! Musical! at the Hideout
This improvised take on Footloose-style musicals wasn't exactly polished, but the cast's catchy enthusiasm brought genuine laughs
"...While this comfortable familiarity makes Hideout Theatre's latest improvised student show, That! Big! 80s! Musical!,..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

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 Through March 3 Running..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Hideout’s 48-Hour Improv Marathon Returns!
This grueling yes-and fest won’t put you to sleep, citizen
"...Yes, the Hideout Theatre's 48-Hour Improv Marathon is back after a four-year..."

May 16, 2023 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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

Fallout Theatre Hosts Hardass Trivia Tournament of Champions
Comedy competition of cultural arcana comes to Twitch
"...So, yes, the Fallout Theatre’s been shuttered for all these pandemic months, and that’s..."

Nov. 2, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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 Through May..."

May 18, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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