TO DEVELOP INNOVATIVE WORK BY EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS ACROSS DISCIPLINES IN ORDER TO ENERGIZE A NEW GENERATION OF AUDIENCES FOR THE ARTS.
Rec Room Arts is a professional non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to developing and presenting innovative and groundbreaking theatre. In our short history, we have produced hundreds of shows, cultivated a creative home for downtown Houston, and garnered the support of local businesses and cultural institutions. Our passion is to create epic stories in small spaces. Whether those stories are told through theatre, music, dance, opera, or comedy, we work to make them unique and awe inspiring. We are advocates for new work and innovative artists. We believe that in order for our city to be truly progressive and world-class, it must create and participate in progressive art. We work everyday to be part of that progression.
To that end, Rec Room Arts produces full seasons of performances, supports a yearly artist residency program, and hosts community events. We nurture both established and developing artists from our community and beyond by providing a space to present new work that challenges the definition of art and performance in modern America. By giving artists an affordable platform to create, we are enabling the development of radical new work that will continue to put Houston on the map.
In order for the arts to survive, artists must constantly challenge and reinvent existing forms.
In order for artists to grow, thrive, and ultimately contribute to the cultural fabric of a community, they need resources and support.
Performing arts across disciplines shouldn’t be limited to holidays and special occasions. Rather, performing arts events should be frequent, diverse, and built into the cultural fabric of a community. Our organization aims to engage, educate, inspire and empower our community through the performing arts.