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Best Kid-Friendly Theater
– The Austin Chronicle 2015 Best of Austin Awards

Becoming a witch or wizard isn’t as easy as just waving a magic wand. You have to go to school, but not just any school: Wizard School!

What is Wizard School? It’s an improv show just for kids set in a magical (and yet mysteriously familiar) world. Sundays at 11am in September and October, Hideout Kids will create a mystical world from scratch using suggestions and ideas from kids in the audience. Every week will be different because it’s all made up on the spot!

Students at Wizard School have to deal with the same stuff kids everywhere deal with: making friends, bullies and staying out of trouble. Add to that a castle full of hidden passageways, eccentric professors and ghosts surrounded by a dark forest inhabited by unicorns, centaurs and fairies and anything can happen!

Wizard School is a place to expect the unexpected. Everyone is encouraged to come in wizard/witch costumes (kids and parents alike)! The more the merrier!

Wizard School runs Sundays at 11am in September and October at the Hideout Theatre in Downtown Austin!

Megan Venable- director
Jessica Arjet- Assistant director
Cindy Ward -tech director
Kelly Overton – stage manager
James Wilkus – lighting improvisor

Timbo De Sosa – scoring improvisor
Michael Haywood – sound improvisor

Chelsea Beth, Kelli McDonald, Shay Millheiser, Alan Buttars, Frank Sanchez, Kelly Hasandras, Nicole Oglesby, Ellen Pizarek, Mark Gerchak, and Michael Raymond




About The Show!

Every Sunday at Hideout Kids, improvisors act silly, kids laugh loudly, and parents watch happily as a new and unique story unfolds biased on the suggestions of the kids in the audience. Some of our favorite audience quotes are:

“That was so much fun!” – Kid.
“Thanks, we’ll be back next week.” – Grown-up
“I laughed so hard my sides hurt!” – Kid
“You all are amazing!” – Grown-up.

Hideout Kids (formerly The Flying Theater Machine) has been tickling the funny bones of Austin Children for the past 12 years. “I created [the show] as a way to bring improvisation to kids in Austin,” says Hideout Owner Jessica Arjet. “Kids gain confidence from jumping on stage, and parents get to see their children in a positive light. Laughter brings people together, so what could be better than offering a way for families to laugh together?”

“We had a great time. The actors frequently stop and ask the audience for ideas and then the story takes off in a completely new direction, but still makes sense. The quick witted humor is excellent, yet remains clearly G rated. Very good for families and children.”KidEvents.com

P.S. We also offer improv classes for kids!

kids award

Hideout Kids (Previously the Flying Theater Machine) was named “Best Austin Theatre Group for Kids” by Nickelodeon!


Snowball Fight – we’ll have two teams that vie for the affection of the audience.



Runtime: Approximately 1 hour.

If for any reason you can not afford the ticket price please email Jessica@hideouttheatre.com for free tickets. Please allow 3 days for processing. 

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Sun. Oct 21st, 11:00am. $5

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Sun. Oct 28th, 11:00am. $5

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