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Sun. Oct 27th, 11:00am. $5The Final Shmoofs Show!

Sun. Nov 3rd, 11:00am. $5Outrageous Holiday Tales - Real life only better!

Sun. Nov 10th, 11:00am. $5Outrageous Holiday Tales - Real life only better!

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Hideout Kids

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

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

The Shmoofs!

Come join us in the small village of the Shmoofs!  They play, they dance, they make friends. But some people are not so friendly – what are the poor Shmoofs to do? We need you to help us by giving suggestions or coming up on stage. In the end we’ll make everyone happy again!

The skilled improvisers from the Hideout Theatre will create a completely improvised adorable show using suggestions from the audience. Since it’s improvised, each show is totally unique, never seen before, never to be seen again!

Inspired by “The Smurfs” and “Gummi Bears” and “My Little Pony.”

Saturdays at 11am in September and October 2019




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.