Our venue from April 1993 at 1706 Alamo Street
Theater LaB Houston
Houston’s Premiere Off-Broadway Theater
April 1993 - April 2018
For 25 years myself, Board members and hundreds of theater artists
from Houston, across the nation and international guests have
done something so many have attempted and not succeeded -
we created an exciting, bold, intimate performance space...
Opening on April 23, 1993 as a new non-profit theater here in my
hometown Houston in my Mom and Pop’s grocey store at 1706 Alamo
off Houston Avenue in the historic First Ward, where we laughed,
sang, and danced (and held our breath!) for over 20 years,
changing not only theater in Houston but the First Ward as well.
Our mission from that first performance in April 1993
has been to produce and stage the very BEST in contemporary
theater. Our purpose has been to mount comedies, dramas,
musicals and guest performance artists that took us and
our audiences on an adventure. We have explored the major issues
of our lives, subjects and ideas that while they may amuse or
confuse were to be experienced in a flexible performance
space that created an atmosphere of immediacy and
participation for actors and audiences alike.
"A Prominent FORCE in Houston Theater"
As it is evident by our successful programming, with over
150 productions! TLH achieved professional artistic merit
from national theater publications, local theater reviewers,
enthusiastic audiences through sold-out extended runs. Our
production history is available here - Production History.
And what a great TLH way to end our 25 years run with
an American premiere of a new provocative British play.
Thank you for your support these many years,
I’m sure we’ll see each other soon.
It has been a helluva great ride!
Producing Artistic Director
Gerald Blaise LaBita