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Remote Houston

Underground Tunnels, Back Alleyways and Other Secret Sites Exposed in Alley’s New Pedestrian-Friendly Project

BY // 03.30.16

Alley Theatre and the 3rd annual CounterCurrent festival are changing the way pedestrians discover the city with the introduction of Remote Houston, a live-art experience that takes patrons on an audio-guided city tour. The brainchild of Rimini Protokoll, Remote X is custom-designed for each participating city (previous stops include international destinations like Berlin, Moscow and Zurich). Just plug in your headphones and discover Houston’s hidden gems with the help of Heather, your virtual tour guide. Underground tunnel systems, back alleyways and other unique sites are just a few of the things you and 49 other explorers will encounter as you move about the city with real-time audio instructions.

But the tour isn’t reserved for sightseeing only; Heather will also direct the group to complete a series of tasks, which could involve everything from taking the Metrorail to using special binoculars. Remote Houston begins in Houston’s East End neighborhood and concludes in the Theater District.


Remote Houston will preview at University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts’ CounterCurrent Festival Tuesday, April 12 through Friday, April 15. Alley Theatre will also host a special experience during its Young Professionals Night, on Friday, April 22, including a performance from 4 to 6 pm followed by a reception with complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from 6 to 7 pm. 

What: Remote Houston

When: Tuesday, April 12 through Friday, May 13; Young Professionals Night, Friday April 22, 4 to 7 pm

Where: Evergreen Cemetery, 500 Altic St.

Tariff: $39; promo code: RemoteHouston

Contact: 713.220.5700

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