Island ETC is Galveston County's only professional repertory theatre company and stages 5 to 6 productions a year.
Although many in the ETC company were here during the infant stages of what was then called the Strand Street Theatre in the 70's, the theatre has been operating as Island ETC (the east-end theatre company) since 2002.
ETC's previous space was located on Postoffice Street at 20th, but Hurricane Ike devastated that location just as plans were being made to move in and take over the Strand Theatre.
Through the generosity of local patrons, ETC re-opened in July 2009 with a restaging of CABARET, the show that put us on the map as a company. The historic Strand Theatre building is a proud and beautifully restored survivor of the Storm of 1900 and Hurricane Ike.
Island ETC is located across from the historic Tremont House on Mechanic Street. Parking is street parking and free after 5pm.
Students on Stage:
ETC also offers a children's theatre education program titled Students on Stage that instructs the students in the many areas of theatrical production. Sessions are offered during the academic school year and summer break, and they culminate in 3 live public performances at the end of each session.
Island ETC is a fully-equipped performance space, and they offer the theater for rentals of independent productions, special events, and conferences. Island ETC is also equipped with a digital projector, 15' drop-down screen, and multi-speaker stereo system for film screenings. They've even been known to host a wedding or two!
Island ETC is handicapped accessible and offers special wheelchair seating.
Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday: 8:30am - 2:30pm
or up until curtain time on performance dates
Note: Hours may be seasonal and subject to change.