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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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
"...confused and overwrought as what was shown on the Hideout Theatre stage. As it was, this tawdry tale of..."

July 8, 2016 Arts Review 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

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

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

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

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

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

Home for Heroes (and Others)
Transforming the storefront at 617 Congress into The Hideout, a multilevel arts venue, has been a learning process for proprietors Shana Merlin and Sean Hill. But after $250,000 of investment, the developer's dance of securing permits, and many hours of hard labor, they have created one of Austin's most user-friendly theatre spaces.
"...two-story building on Congress Avenue now known as The Hideout has been dormant for most of the Nineties, but..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Arts Feature by Phil West

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

Improvising All Night Long! Twice!
The Hideout's annual improv marathon extends to 48 hours
" 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

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

My, My, Maestro
One reporter's firsthand account of exploring competitive improv at the Hideout
"...Each Saturday night at the Hideout, these tricky propositions get an Olympic-style airing, as seasoned..."

Aug. 5, 2005 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Seen / Soon: Dec. 22
Getting down to earth with Wangechi Mutu's solo show and easing into New Year's with a Hideout improv sampler
"...Hideout Holiday Week lets you ease from Christmas to New..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Arts Column

Who Does 46 Hours of Comedy Improv Nonstop?
Eight stalwarts of the scene flirt with exhaustion and insanity
"...The Hideout Theatre & Coffeeshop has been running this annual improv..."

June 17, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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