The Greater Houston Area Auditions provide an opportunity for high school theatre students from the Houston area who intend to major in theatre to audition for college admissions and scholarships. Each year, 70-100 students and 30-40 college theatre programs attend the auditions at HSPVA. Level 1, 2, and 3 Theatre students serve as guides for college representatives and Theatre Guild parents staff the event.
The Annual HSPVA Middle School Workshop provides a unique opportunity for middle school students from the Houston area to participate in an all-day workshop of theatre skills. The workshop is open to all middle school students in the Greater Houston Area and is a major fund-raiser for the HSPVA Theatre Department. Middle school students participate in three theatre skills workshops during the day and then attend a performance by HSPVA Theatre Students. Workshops include skills development sessions in acting, improvisation, theatre games, musical theatre, technical theatre, and more. All eighth grade students attend a workshop on Audition Techniques.
HSPVA Theatre Gala
The HSPVA Theatre Gala is the biggest fund-raiser for the Theatre Department. The Gala is a large-room, themed dinner event in a nightclub-like atmosphere with a cabaret show featuring HSPVA Theatre students. A raucous live auction and a large silent auction provide a wide range of opportunities for contributions to Theatre Department programs. This is a wonderful evening of fun and frolic for HSPVA Theatre parents, friends, faculty, and students.