Houston's home for standup, sketch and improv.

Upcoming Courses

  • He's pretty nice.

    Level 1 Improv

    This class is for anyone who has interest in improvisation.  For a full 8 weeks, we focus on the foundations of improv using fun games and drills to reinforce strong habits. Houston native, Jeromy Barber received his improv training at 2nd City and performing with independent groups in New York City, He has a professional background in acting, music and film making.  He is the Founder and Creative Director of Beta Theater, and the co-owner of the production company Dinolion. Class begins Saturday May 10th and runs for 8 weeks from 10am-Noon. read more
  • Dave Merson Hess

    DIY Animation w/Dave Merson Hess

    In 6 weeks at Beta, you'll jump into making your own animated films, as you learn an approach fueled by the lo-fi/DIY ethic. This introduction is perfect for the technophobic or those with limited drawing skills. read more

Upcoming Events

  • Triple Header: Matt Hunt, Ashton Womack & Tim Williams

    Triple Header features 3 local comics stretching their skills by performing 20 minute sets. Typical open mics allow comics to do 5 minutes apiece, so this show gives much needed stage time to work out longer ideas. This month's headliners are Zach Dickson, Victor Tran and Barrett Goldsmith.
    1900 Kane St., Room 116
    May 9, 2014| 7:00 pm
  • CHOKE! Houston’s Only Live Comedy Game Show

    Beta is very proud to host CHOKE CHOKE! is a live comedy game show that mixes fast thinking, wordplay, act outs and improvised stand up. This will be the second edition of CHOKE! in its new format, now at the Beta Theater. Hosted by Nick Meriwether. Tickets are limited to 50 seats, so buy now to assure your spot at Houston's most inspired comedy game show that begs you "DON'T CHOKE!" The show sold out last time, so get your ticket early!
    1900 Kane St., Room 116
    May 3, 2014| 7:00 pm
  • Make-A-Movie-Night at Double Trouble

    First Mondays at DT -- It's Houston's premiere event for frantic, collaborative media production! Next M-A-M Night: April 7, 2014.
    Double Trouble Caffeine & Cocktails, 3622 Main St, Ste D, Houston, TX 77006
    April 7, 2014| 6:00 pm