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Hideout Kids


Your Favorite Family Show – Live and In Person!







Hideout Kids presents Family Maestro, an improv show for the whole family!

Performers (including some kids!) compete for your laughs, and YOU crown the champion every show.


The Hideout has been running Maestro for adults for 27 years now, it’s the longest running Maestro in the WORLD! But up until now it’s always been a late night show for grown-ups. But WHY???

We decided to bring Maestro to Families. We’ll have some actual kids playing, mostly students from our classes, along with the adults. Your suggestions help create games and scenes that are delightful for everyone. This is a wonderful, rollercoaster of a show!  One brave improvisor will go on to win, the rest will get loser lollipops!

Who wins? The audience decides!!!


Come watch and create the best family show in town!

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



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 since 2006. “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.