artFACTORY Houston, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Founded in the Autumn of 2016 by Executive Director Luke Hamilton and Artistic Director Colton Berry,
artFACTORY began in the East Downtown (EaDo) District of Houston, Texas, as EaDo Playhouse.
In January of 2018, artFACTORY moved to our new home at The Docks, just north of Downtown Houston.
By 2022, artFACTORY produced nearly fifty lauded productions, including Houston premieres like "Disenchanted!" and "GATSBY," theatrical live-music events like "It's Britney, B*tch" and "MONSTER: The Music of Lady Gaga," digital productions like "[title of show]" and "Pippin," and re-imagined classics like "Grease" and "The Wizard of Oz," making it Houston's highest producer of musical theatre.
artFACTORY exists to broaden the experience of the Houston arts community by offering multifaceted programming, developing new and original works and exploring uncharted artistic perspectives of established plays and musicals.
artFACTORY presents works of theatre in an intimate setting, reducing the divide between spectator and art in order to foster a connected and empathetic community in Houston.
artFACTORY offers Houston theatre-creators a unique outlet to develop their artistic expression through the development and production of new works and the reinvention of existing works.
artFACTORY maintains a deliberately intimate space, to connect Houston theatre patrons to art in a fearless, face-to-face manner. Each moment spent in artFACTORY immerses Houston theatre-goers in a full artistic experience and binds spectators to their humanity, allowing art to unite our community.
artFACTORY holds firmly to the nostalgia and familiarity of established plays and musicals by maintaining their integrity, while creating inventive aesthetics for each work, allowing our patrons to re-discover the titles they love.
artFACTORY productions give Houston theatergoers of all generations access to a brand new theatrical experience with the exclusive ability to witness the creation of Houston-helmed pieces of theatre as well as the development of pieces from across the globe that have not yet been presented in our area.