Stay safe, stay home:  All UHCL campus locations are limited to essential personnel only.  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates , Info for International Students

All Bayou Theater events have been CANCELED through May 31, 2020.

If you are a ticket holder, please know we will be contacting you to arrange gift certificates or refunds. For more information, call 281-283-3024 or email


Special Message from Director of Cultural Arts Eric Despard



Dear Friends,                                                                                                                                                                  
As we have witnessed the events unfold across the world, we are joined together as we endure the profound effects of this pandemic. My hope is that you and your loved ones are, and remain, healthy. We are all experiencing the detrimental effects of this crisis, but I remind myself, and you, that we are part of an extraordinary UH-Clear Lake community that looks to each other and to the arts for courage, comfort and connection.                                                                                                                         
To strengthen this bond, in the next few weeks, we will introduce Cultural Arts Connect!, a new arts initiative to engage our community virtually by providing music from Bayou Theater performers, art exhibitions from the UH-Clear Lake Art Gallery archives and check-ins from our team. Cultural Arts Connect! will also link to the wonderful works of UHCL Art Department students, the Storytellers theater group and our university’s many writers, poets and musicians.                                                                                                                                                                       
I’d like to also share with you how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our students. Due to state-mandated restrictions, UH-Clear Lake has transitioned all classes to online delivery. This transition has impacted many of our students who report needing financial assistance for computers, internet access, software, textbooks and school supplies to continue their classes. Many students have lost jobs due to work closures, which has led to dire monetary needs for food, housing, essential toiletries and other necessities.                                                                               
In 2017, UH-Clear Lake created the Hawk Emergency Fund, which aids students experiencing unforeseen and unavoidable emergency circumstances that place their enrollment in classes at risk. Applications are reviewed quickly to assess the availability of all appropriate resources in order to determine student need and help close the financial gap.                                                             
To meet these urgent needs, UH-Clear Lake has set a goal of raising $250,000 toward the Hawk Emergency Fund and is actively seeking donations from alumni, friends of the university and community members. Please consider supporting student success through this fund.                            
On behalf of the entire UH-Clear Lake cultural arts staff, I extend our sincere wish for your good health and look forward to welcoming you back to campus soon. In the meantime, stay tuned for Cultural Arts Connect!                                                                                                                    
Best regards,                                                                                                                                                                   
Eric Despard
Director of Cultural Arts

                                   Give to the Hawk Emergency Fund



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All tickets are non-refundable. Single tickets may be moved to another performance with a 24 hours notice and a $1 per ticket exchange fee. Subscribers are welcome to exchange their subscription tickets free of charge to another with a 24 hours notice. Call 281-283-3024 or email with your name, scheduled performance date, and the date of the performance you wish to move to. Please include your phone number so that we can confirm the exchange.

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