Announcing the Hideout Theatre and Coffee House Expansion

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Announcing the Hideout Theatre and Coffee House Expansion

Postby Roy Janik » November 1st, 2012, 3:01 pm

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This may be the worst kept secret in the world, but hopefully some of you will be surprised.

When The Hideout was founded by Sean Hill in 1999, it consisted not only of the upstairs theater, but the downstairs theater and the coffee house as well.

But over the years, that changed. The coffee house was leased out to a 3rd party early in 2003. Then when we took over the improv business in 2009, we only signed a lease for the upstairs theatre.

But we're thrilled to announce that as of today, the entire space is ours.

BOTH theaters AND the coffee house.

We are beyond excited, and also awed by the work that lies before us.

So what's gonna change?

At first, not too much. We're taking small steps here, and we've got time. We'll obviously be using the downstairs theater for more classes. We'll be upgrading the tech in the downstairs theater as well.

In general, you'll be seeing stuff slowly becoming more integrated and spruced up. You'll notice already that the coffee house has moved to using Square (on an iPad) for the payment system... the same setup we use for ticketing in the box office.

Hours will be extended so that we can hang out in the coffee house after shows and classes. It will begin to feel more like a home for all of us.

For now, the show lineup will remain exactly the same. We'll be making a push to try and get Maestro large enough houses to move it downstairs.

Thanks

There's no way we could have taken this leap without the support and general awesomeness of the Austin Improv community. You people are magical, and together we're gonna do even more amazing things together.

We owe all of this to you. Thank you.

Roy, Kareem, Jessica, Kaci, and Andy

P.S. hang in there. It's been a long process to arrive at this point. We're all excited and overwhelmed. If you have any suggestions or constructive comments, please hang on to them for a week or so, and then send me (Roy) a private email.
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » November 1st, 2012, 3:08 pm

i've longed and looked forward to this day for a long time now. congrats to you guys, and excited for the future!
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Postby Paul » November 1st, 2012, 3:10 pm

Woohoo! I know you guys have been aiming for this for a while, so to hear that it's finally happened is super exciting! I can't wait to see what you'll do with the place.
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Woot!

Postby Ryan Hill » November 1st, 2012, 3:11 pm

Like a dream come true! I was a coffeeshop regular before I ever did improv. The two coming together is wonderful. :-)
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Postby Jules » November 1st, 2012, 3:17 pm

Beyond proud. My first classes were there, 8 odd year ago. Good news, all.
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Postby Gloria » November 1st, 2012, 3:20 pm

So excited about this.
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Postby Andreas Fabis » November 1st, 2012, 3:22 pm

Congratulations! That is awesome news.
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Postby Jastroch » November 1st, 2012, 3:23 pm

Reconstruction has ended! The North has won! Congratulations!
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Postby Deano » November 1st, 2012, 3:27 pm

So incredibly awesome!
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Postby thedward » November 1st, 2012, 3:31 pm

Fantastic!
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Postby Painted_Scars » November 1st, 2012, 3:37 pm

Congratulations! This is amazing news! Keep up the great work! :) looking forward to it :)
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Postby kristin » November 1st, 2012, 3:51 pm

That is super wonderful. Congratulations you guys!
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Postby smerlin » November 1st, 2012, 3:58 pm

Excellent. so excting. Can't wait to see how it all shapes up. Improv wins!
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Postby Halyn » November 1st, 2012, 4:18 pm

So excited, and huge congrats all around! We've got your back!
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Postby Adam Keys » November 1st, 2012, 5:00 pm

I has a surprise and an excite.
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