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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.
"...it: 32 stories of upscale hostelry, smack up against the historical building that houses The Hideout Theatre and Coffeeshop..."

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
"...It’s not every improv rock band – we’re sure there must be thousands of them out there, right? –..."

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
"...Expected at nearly every single rehearsal, we made one another laugh to pass the time: making up alternate lyrics..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

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
"...our exhausting social climate, where oppression weighs heavily on the mind of any sensible adult, that played a role..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

How the SXSW Cancellation Has Impacted the Hideout Theatre
Comedy theatre mulls the corporate cash influx and concession sales that went away
"...It takes money, they say, to make money. But it also takes money..."

March 13, 2020 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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
"...The fearless hosts of Local on the Eights ask, "How..."

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

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?
"...The tyranny of choice, citizen: If that’s the harshest shit..."

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?
"...We're thinking a little comedy improv might be the perfect capper to a cold Saturday of checking out..."

Nov. 20, 2013 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..."

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
"...In the odd times that we find ourselves suffering through, we're..."

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
"...To be honest, things didn't look too good for the kids from the orphanage. I mean, how could a..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Hideout Improv Marathon
Eight players improvise for 40 hours straight to help save their artistic home
"...If ever you questioned the degree to which Austin improvisers love to make shit..."

June 26, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Hideout
A team of local improvisers has acquired the home base for Austin's improv revolution
"...For most of the decade, the heart of Austin's impressive improv revolution has..."

May 22, 2009 Arts Feature 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
"...To have not seen the recent local staging of the tragedy Farm in the..."

July 8, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Long Fringe @ the Hideout
"...FronteraFest, the oldest and largest performance festival in the Southwest, is..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Arts Feature

The Big Bash
The Hideout Theatre embiggens its schedule with a weekly set from an improv Dream Team
"...around lightly. "It's not just a matter of being the best performer," says the Hideout Theatre artistic director. "An..."

Dec. 27, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Improvised Play Festival Isn’t on Fire Downtown
The Hideout Theatre’s annual supercharging of improv is pretty hot tho
"...fire or not, we’ve already got a listing for the thing, of course. Because this is The Austin Chronicle..."

Feb. 22, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Tom Booker Roast
Last night, baby, it hurt so good
"...Last night at midnight, in the downstairs theatre at The Hideout, as part of the..."

Sept. 2, 2011 Arts Post 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..."

Dec. 27, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Improv Celebrates the Day of the Dead With La Vida de los Muertos
Hideout Theatre breathes life into una vida improvisada
"...Not yet changed out of their bright costumes and excellent sugar-skull makeup, Cat Drago and..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Arts Feature by Trey Gutierrez

De-Spurring the Moment
The making of the 2007 Out of Bounds Improv Festival
"...The thing about improvisation, comedy or otherwise, is that it's..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Long and the Short of It
The expansive Cinematexas short film festival
"...CinemaTexas Schedule Screenings and events occur at the Hideout, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (downtown and north), the..."

Sept. 14, 2001 Screens Feature

Critics Name Cream of the Cultural Crop
The nominees for the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Members of the Austin Critics Table have considered the hundreds of stage..."

May 14, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin’s Fallout Theater Phoenixes up from The New Movement Ashes
New bosses, different from the old bosses, herald a fresh start
"...be a total goofball to start off by saying “There sure was a lot of fallout to deal with,..."

May 8, 2018 Arts Post 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

Steve Rogers Is the Man Who’s Shooting All Those Performers
Local arts-scene photog reveals a plethora of faces at the Hideout
"...Look at all the people up against the walls of that elegant coffeeshop..."

Sept. 12, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Dispatches From the Edge
Rounding Up the 2001 FronteraFest Long Fringe
"...Going Publicby Austin TheatreWorks..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

SXSW Comedy: The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast Taping with Eugene Mirman
The interview gets to the heart of Mirman's "warm silliness"
"...On his UK-based podcast, The Comedian’s Comedian, Stuart Goldsmith interviews comedians about the art..."

March 11, 2019 SXSW Post by Ashley Moreno

Comedy Out the Wazoo and In Your Weekend: Now!
Unless you'd rather just, what, twiddle your thumbs until Moontower?
"...You know the Moontower Comedy Festival's coming up fast...."

April 9, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Into the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
Everybody's working for your weekend
"...funny, really, how much planning this thing takes. Look: The OOB sprawls like a citysized wino across the five..."

Sept. 2, 2011 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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