We're Back: Live! In Person! Outdoors!

June 17 - July 10, 2021

A safe, socially distanced, and (mostly) outdoor theatre experience to mark a return to live theatre, fifteen months after the pandemic shutdown began.

Celebrate summer with live theatre! #OnlyAtAlleyway

Storefronts along Main Street are transformed into distinct theatrical worlds, each containing a short play. Small audience groups will watch from seats on the sidewalk, and listen through headphones, as the actors perform behind the storefront glass. Audiences will then rotate to the next window to peek in on another story, seeing all six in a single evening.

In the event of a cancellation due to weather, all ticket holders will be contacted via email. Cancellations of this type normally do not happen before 7:45pm.

Just Announced: Our 21/22 Subscription Season

Subscriptions are on sale now forAlleyway Theatre's 42nd season. Four exciting new plays including: an incredibly original theatrical event where every night is opening night, a world premiere about growing up from the playwright of Grown-Ass Louis, a comedy about depression set in a 1996 computer lab, and the next installment of our annual short play festival. Plus, the return of The Golden Girls and A Christmas Carol round out our not-to-be-missed year.

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A Wild Theatrical Event
September 9 - October 2, 2021

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

By Nassim Soleimanpour

A script sealed in an envelope. A new actor every night.

Forbidden to leave his country, playwright Soleimanpour distills the experience of anentire generation in this wild, utterly original play. A remarkable theatrical experience where a different actor each night is presented a script sealed in an envelope, the play can never be performed by the same actor ever again. Its the true meaning of one-night-only.

Mazumdar Winning Premiere
March 21 - April 23, 2022

Berserker

By Bruce Walsh

Directed by Robyn Lee Horn

A Man. A Boy. A Bear. And Led Zeppelin.

In this Mazumdar-winning new play, an idealistic teacher comes face-to-face with a bear in the wilderness and finds himself spiraling into a mid-life crisis. He leaves his partner, child, and students in pursuit of a new career where he forms an unlikely friendship with a young boy, as they help each other step forward into a brave new future. Oh yeah, and Led Zeppelin.

A Must for Fans of the Game
May 5 - 28, 2022

The Oregon Trail

By Bekah Brunstetter

Directed by Chris J Handley

Dysentery. Floppy Disks. It’s 1996 all over again.

It’s 1996 and Jane is trapped in her middle school computer lab playing “The OregonTrail.” Suddenly the game comes to life and whisks us back to 1848 to travel covered-wagon style with Jane’s great-great-grandmother. As the game moves us (and Jane) back and forth in time, Jane forms a bond with her ancestors while navigating the complexities of a modern life. This comedy about depression from the EMMY-nominated writer of “This Is Us” is a must for anyone who grew up trying not to die of dysentery.

New and Exciting Short Plays
February 10 - March 5, 2022

Buffalo Quickies 2022

Comedy, drama, musical... back for our 31st annual production

Another year of brand-new short plays comes to Alleyway! This festival features premiere works from some of today’s best new playwrights both in WNY and around the country.

They're Baaack!
November 4 - 21, 2021

The Golden Girls Lost Episodes, Vol 2

By David Cerda

Directed by Todd Warfield

The pandemic may have paused these girls, but Blanche, Rose, Sophia, and Dorothy are all back with more cheesecake than you can handle in this fabulous drag parody.

This special event is not part of the season subscription and must be purchased separately.

39th Annual Production
December 3 - 23, 2021

A Christmas Carol

Adapted and Directed by Neal Radice

Buffalo’s favorite family event returns for its 39th heartwarming year in a delightful adaptation featuring Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and a festive quartet of carolers. An Alleyway tradition!

This special event is not part of the season subscription and must be purchased separately.