Southern California Theater Guide

Raise your hand if you think Southern California is the film and TV capital of the world. Now raise your hand if you think the area is also home to a huge, serious, skilled, creative theater scene. Oh, yes, you’d certainly be right the second time.

The Southland boasts year-round stage productions, where actors of all levels meet, collaborate, and mount amazing numbers of remarkable productions. From spectacular touring productions to 30-seat shows of heartbreaking beauty and profound intelligence, the stage world is rich, deep, and at a theater near you.

Here at Back Stage we’ve been doing our small part to support theater with this annual guide, an indispensable listing of brick-and-mortar theaters, theater companies, and production services for the theater professional: playwrights and composers, directors, designers, and actors.

Feel free to keep this guide with you—in your car or on your laptop. Don’t hesitate to drop by to see a show at one of these locales or, better yet, join one or more of these theatermaking entities now.

If you notice that anything is missing or incorrect in these listings, please let us know so we can get it right next time. And keep us posted about moves, closures, expansions, hires, upstarts—and, of course, your opening nights.

We’ll see you at the theater.

Compiled by Laura Butler, Jessica Gardner, and Les Spindle

Membership: Theater maintains an active company of actors and generally casts from the company members.
Open: Theater casts each show on an open casting policy.
Limited: Theater casts on an open policy under limited or special circumstances, usually when a part cannot be cast from existing company members.
Closed: Casts shows from company only.

Key to Symbols & Abbreviations:
R: Theater is available for rent.
R-VA: Rental with variable availability.
H&R: Headshots and résumés accepted.
M: Accepts manuscripts. Include self-addressed, stamped envelope.
W: Workshops or classes offered.
D: Charges dues.

The following sets of listings comprise theater venues and producing companies; often these are one and the same and are listed as such. Producing companies not exclusively associated with any particular venue are included in the “Independent Theater” listing on page 18. Affiliated companies are listed in parentheses.

More Than 499 Seats

Alex Theatre
216 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203-2610
(818) 243-2611, ext. 15
R-VA. Seating: 1,381. Music pit, complete lighting and sound equipment inventory. Contact: Barry M. McComb, executive director

Ahmanson Theatre
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-7478 (rentals);
(213) 972-7235 (casting hotline)
Mail: 601 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Open, H&R, M, Limited (Equity).
Seating: 1,600-2,000

Arlington Center for the Performing Arts
1317 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 963-9589
R-VA. Seating: 2,018. Contact: Karen Killingsworth

James Armstrong Theatre
(in Torrance Cultural Arts Center)
3330 Civic Center Dr.
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 781-7150
R-VA, W (through Cultural Arts Center). Seating: 502. Contact: Anita Moisen

Barnum Hall Theatre & Humanities Center Theatre
(Santa Monica Civic Light Opera)
601 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 458-5939
R, Closed (only students and school alumni cast). Recently completed an $8.1 million restoration of the original “art moderne” style. Everything has been updated to top-of-the-line theatrical resources. Humanities Center seating: 200. Barnum Hall seating: 1,200. Rental contact: Carey Upton, (310) 395-3204 ext. 417

Cerritos Center for the Perfoming Arts
12700 Center Court Dr.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 916-8510
R. Seating: 900-1,800. Multipurpose forum space with an in-house sound and lighting package, 10 dressing rooms, and free parking. Contact: Tom Hamilton, director of theater operations

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-7478
R-VA. Seating: 3,189. Contact: Marisol

Downey Civic Theatre
(Downey Civic Light Opera)
8435 Firestone Blvd.
Downey, CA 90241-3843
(562) 904-7230; DCLO: (562) 923-1714
R-VA, H&R and M (send to: DCLO, P.O. Box 429, Downey, CA 90241), Membership, Open. Seating: 738. Contact: Kevin O’Connor, theater manager

El Rey Theatre
5515 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 936-6400
R. Seating: 300 seated; 771 standing. Theater offers a full light and sound system, full security staff, and is ideal for live music, private parties, and TV shoots. Contact: Dalyn Matsumura, booker

John Anson Ford Theatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 856-5793
R-VA. Amphitheater seating: 1,245. Open air. [Inside] the Ford seating: 87. Indoor, black box, proscenium stage, season runs Nov.-Apr. Sponsored by the L.A. County Arts Commission, the theater offers Summer Nights at the Ford partnership program and has capabilities to provide box office services to other theaters. [Inside] the Ford is also the home of the Ensemble Theatre Collective, known as ETC@ITF, a collaboration of five L.A.-based theater companies and the Arts Commission supported in part by the Flintridge Foundation. Contact: Adam Davis, managing director

Greek Theatre
Griffith Park
2700 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-5000
R-VA (Apr.-Oct.). Seating: 5,800. Contact: Rena Wasserman, general manager

The Haugh Performing Arts Center
Citrus College
1000 W. Foothill Blvd.
Glendora, CA 91741-1899
(626) 852-8046
W, R. Seating: 1,400 Contact: Greg Hinrichsen, Performing Arts Center director, (626) 852-8047; Linda Graves, marketing and operations, (626) 852-8045

Hermosa Beach Community Theatre
710 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 318-0280
R. Seating: 502. Contact: Alex Makarczyk

Hollywood Palladium
6215 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 962-7600
R. Seating: 2,500 seated; 4,000 standing. Contact: Jill Przelenski, (310) 598-4046 or

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 S. San Pedro St., Ste. 505
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-2725
Box office: (213) 680-3700
R. George Sakaye Artani Japan America Theater seating: 841. Also, an 800-sq.-ft. rehearsal studio. Contact: Johnny Mori, general manager

Kodak Theatre
Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 308-6300
R-VA. Seating: 3,400 maximum. 180,000 sq. ft. Contact: Jay Thomas

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Blvd.
La Mirada, CA 90638
(562) 944-7977
R, Open. Auditorium Seating: 1,251. Handicapped accessible, free parking, proscenium stage 46’ wide, 26’ high, 40’ deep. For Equity actors, contact McCoy Rigby Entertainment at (714) 525-8388 ( For non-Equity actors, contact Phantom Projects at (714) 690-2900 ( Jeff Brown, executive director; Brian Kite, associate director. Contact: Laura Moore, theater secretary

Landis Performing Arts Center
(Performance Riverside)
4800 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 222-8221
R-VA, send H&R or email to Greta Cohen for specific show, Open. Seating: 1,325. Contact: Dorie Couture, auditorium coordinator

Lewis Family Playhouse
(at Victoria Gardens Cultural Center)
12505 Cultural Center Dr.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
(909) 477-2775, ext. 3739
R, VA. Owned and operated by the city of Rancho Cucamonga. Seating: 536. Contact: Nick Robinson

Lobero Theatre
33 E. Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 966-4946
R. Seating: 680. California’s oldest continuously operating theater. Founded in 1873 and rebuilt in 1924, it is recognized as one of Santa Barbara’s architectural jewels and a state and city landmark. From its earliest days, the Lobero has been Santa Barbara’s primary stage for community and professional performances. Contact: Gabe Clark, theater manager. Also, David Asbell, executive director, at ext. 601 or ext. 613, for general information

Luckman Fine Arts Complex
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-6611
R-VA, W. Also known as the Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex. Seating: 1,152. Has 4,000-sq.-ft. art gallery with an additional smaller venue, the Luckman Intimate Theatre. Seating: reconfigurable black box seats up to 300. Contact: Henry Harris, business manager (323) 343-6615. Also Wendy Baker, executive director

Lyceum Theatre
(San Diego Repertory Theatre)
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 231-3586
R-VA, M, H&R. Seating: 540 and 270. Computerized lighting and sound, dressing rooms, concessions, split-level gallery space, lobby. Contact: Nicole Civil for rental, ext. 618

Moonlight Amphitheatre
1250 Vale Terrace Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
Mail: Moonlight Stage Productions
600 Eucalyptus Ave.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 639-6199
R-VA, M, H&R by mail or email, Open. Seating: 2,200 (899 stadium seats and 1,200 lawn seats). Handicap-accessible, open-air venue available for rent in spring and fall. Spacious patio area. Winter season is performed at Avo Playhouse (same mailing address). Contact: Keith Gemmell (760) 726-1340, ext. 1525

The Old Globe
1363 Old Globe Way
Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
Mail: P.O. Box 122171
San Diego, CA 92112
(619) 231-1941
Box office: (619) 234-5623
R-VA, M (agent-submitted only), H&R (attn: Samantha Barrie), Membership, W, Open. Limited. Old Globe Theatre (proscenium) seating: 600. Cassius Carter Centre Stage seating: 225. Lowell Davies Festival Theatre (outdoor thrust) seating: 620. Louis G. Spisto, executive producer; Adrian Noble, artistic director. Contact: Eileen Prisby, events

Orange County Performing Arts Center
Segerstrom Hall, Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Samueli Theater, Founders Hall
600 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2121
R-VA. Segerstrom Hall seating: 2,994. Concert Hall seating: 2,000. Samueli Theatre seating: various configurations up to 500. Founders Hall seating: 257. Contact: Kelly Ornelas (714) 556-2122, ext. 4210

Orpheum Theatre
842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Mail: P.O. Box 55047
Los Angeles, CA 90055
(877) 677-4386
R. Seating: 2,000. Fully refurbished in 2002, new lighting and sound rigging. Contact: Steve Needleman

Pantages Theatre
6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 468-1770 info line
R-VA. Seating: 2,700. Contact: Tiffany Peterson, special events. Martin Wiviott, general manager; Jeff Loeb, theater operations; Alex Hodges, head of concerts; Ken Scher, booker

Pasadena Civic Auditorium
300 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 793-2122, ext. 231
R-VA. Seating: 3,029. Contact: Richard Barr, general manager

Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 792-8672
R-VA, H&R (Equity only), Open. Seating: 676. Contact: Tom Ware, producing director

Pearson Park Amphitheatre
401 N. Lemon St.
Anaheim, CA 92805
Mail: c/o Anaheim Community Service Dept.
200 S. Anaheim Blvd., Rm. 433
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 765-4422
R. Seating: 2,000. Outdoor theater equipped with staff and technical crew. Contact: Stacy Michalak, (714) 765-5297, or Michelle Pritchard, (714) 765-4422

Plummer Auditorium
201 E. Chapman Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 626-3890
R. Seating: 1,314. Among other tenants, Fullerton Civic Light Opera presents its seasons here. Contact: Anna Maria Douglass at (714) 870-2813 or

Ricardo Montalban Theatre
1615 N. Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 871-2420
R, W. Seating: 1,200. Contact: Marguerita Cannon

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
(310) 937-6607
R-VA, Open. Seating: 1,457. Lighting: 270 dimmers, Obsession II console, 300-plus fixture inventory. Sound: 96 ch. Yamaha PM1D console. L-R, Center clusters, rear delay speakers. Rigging: 41 linesets. Proscenium stage: 50’ w, 22’ h, 37’ d. Orchestra pit. Contact: John La Rock

Saban Theatre
(formerly Wilshire Theatre Beverly Hills)
8440 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(323) 655-4900
Box Office: (323) 655-0111
R-VA. Seating: 1,900. Complete renovated in 2009. Contact: Jay Sendyk

Shrine Auditorium & Exposition Center
649 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 748-5116
R. Seating: 6,300. The Shrine boasts the largest stage in America. Contact: Andre Bennington, booking and sales, ext. 236

South Coast Repertory
655 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Mail: P.O. Box 2197
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2197
(714) 708-5500
R-VA, Open, M (attn: Literary Department), H&R (attn: Joanne DeNaut), W (Theatre Conservatory: Youth and Teen Program, Adult Program, Professional Intensive Program, contact: Karen Hensel). Segerstrom Theatre seating: 507. Argyros Theatre, with balcony, and no seat more than 40 ft. from the stage, seating: 335. Both theaters were refurbished in 2002. Contact: Alan Almeida, operations manager, (714) 708-5531

Mark Taper Forum
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Mailing address: 601 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-7478, rentals; (213) 972-7235, casting hotline
Open, H&R. Seating: 739

Terrace Theater
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 436-3636
R, Limited (local/national casting). Seating: 3,051. Contact: Dan Spellens, (562) 499-7606

Theatrical Arts International
(California Theatre)
562 W. Fourth St.
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Mail: P.O. Box 270
San Bernardino, CA 92402-0270
(909) 885-5152
R, semi-Limited, H&R, M (call first). Recently added new sound system. Seating: 1,725. Contact: Mark Benjamin, house manager

Thorne Hall
Occidental College
1600 Campus Road
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
(323) 259-2771; (323) 259-2874 (rentals)
R-VA, Closed. Seating: 792. Contact: Brian Fitzmorris

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 449-2707
R-VA. Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts seating: 1,800. Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre seating: 394. Fully equipped proscenium-style theaters. Contact: Thomas Mitze

Veteran Memorial Auditorium
4117 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 253-6625
R. Seating: 1,500. Contact: Xenia Salazar, booking secretary or Pam Robinson

Wadsworth Theatre
11301 Wilshire Blvd.
Building 226
Los Angeles, CA 90073
(310) 479-3003
Mail: P.O. Box 491621
Los Angeles, CA 90049
R. Seating: 1356. Built in 1939; original art deco design was restored in 2002. Located on the VA grounds in Los Angeles. Contact: Sarah Khambatta, associate general manager

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-7478
R-VA. Seating: 2,265. Contact: Sharon Stewart, (213) 972-3600 or

Wilshire Ebell Theatre
4401 W. Eighth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(323) 939-1128
R (exclusively). Seating: 1,270. Doormen, ushers, two-man stage crew to assist promoter’s technical crew, use of theater lighting and basic PA sound system included with rental. Contact: Michael O’Connor at (323) 939-0126

Wiltern Theatre
3790 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 388-1400
R. Seating: 2,200
100–499 SEATS

Please note that a few theater facilities listed above, in higher seating categories, also have 100-to-499-seat spaces available; we have not re-listed them below, but they include the Orange County Performing Arts Center, South Coast Repertory, and the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

A Noise Within
234 S. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 240-0910
Membership, Limited, H&R, W. Seating: 148. Contact: Geoff or Julia Elliott at ext. 2

Assistance League Playhouse (Nine O’Clock Players)
Assistance League of Los Angeles
1367 N. St. Andrews Pl.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 469-1973, ext. 2035
R-VA, Company, Closed. Seating: 330. Large stage, green room and dressing rooms, Wi-Fi ready, patio courtyard, box office, high-tech sound and lighting. Contact: Denise Simon

AVO Playhouse
303 Main St.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 724-2110
R-VA, Membership, Open. Seating: 382. Lighting, sound system. Winter season at Moonlight Stage Productions. Contact: Alex Scullon, facilities manager

Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-6272
Fax: (323) 644-6271
R. Seating: 299. Contact: Anisa Dillihay, theater director

Brentwood Theatre
11301 Wilshire Blvd.
Building 211
Los Angeles, CA 90073
(310) 479-3003
R. Seating: 500. Built in 1941; original art deco design was restored in 2004. Located on the VA grounds in Los Angeles. Contact: Sarah Khambatta, associate general manager

Camarillo Community Theatre
330 Skyway Dr.
Camarillo, CA
Mail: P.O. Box 3246
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 388-5716
M, H&R, D (fees for workshops, not for mainstage productions), W (for ages 10 to 19), Open. Seating: 200

Center Stage Theater
751 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 963-8198
Box Office : (805) 963-0408
R-VA. Seating: 130 (flexible black box)

Citrus College Little Theatre
1000 W. Foothill Blvd.
Glendora, CA 91741
(626) 914-8840
Fine and Performing Arts:
(626) 914-8580
W, Company, (Students Only). Seating: 128. Flexible configuration. Contact: Cherie Brown, program director

The Coach House
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 496-8930 ext.107
R. Seating: 350. Capacity: 500. Contact: Lila Sadeghi,

The Colony Theatre
(The Colony Theatre Company)
555 N. Third St.
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 558-7000
R-VA, H&R, Open. Seating: 268. Contact: Trent Steelman, executive director, ext. 12

Conejo Players Theatre
351 S. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
(805) 495-3715
M, (Attn: Executive Director), Open. Seating: 185. Completely renovated in 2002, new lighting, new sound, new paint, new seats, everything refurbished, AC; $1 lifetime membership

Curtis Theatre
City of Brea Civic & Cultural Center
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 990-7722
Fax: (714) 990-7635
R, Open. Seating: 199. Contact Tiina Mittler, supervisor, (714) 990-7723

East West Players
(David Henry Hwang Theatre)
120 Judge John Aiso St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 625-7000
R-VA, M, (send scripts ATTN: Jeff Liu, literary manager) H&R, W, Open (mainly Asian-American casts). Seating: 240. Contact: Meg Imamoto

El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 508-4234
Business Office: 11206 Weddington St.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
R-VA. Mainstage seating: 354. Forum Theatre (Horseshoe shaped) seating: 94-99. Beautiful and spacious art gallery lobby, three-sided marquee visibility. One of L.A.’s few midsized theaters, located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. The historic theater was completely remodeled in 2000. Contact: Jay Irwin or Pegge Forrest, (818) 508-0281

Falcon Theatre
4252 W. Riverside Dr.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 955-8004
Box Office: (818) 955-8101
R-VA, H&R, Open. Seating: 130. Contact: Sherry Santillano

Farnsworth Park's William B. Davies Auditorium
568 E. Mount Curve Ave.
Altadena, CA 91001
(800) 267-2757
R. Outdoor amphitheater seating: 600. Indoor theater seating: 200 (300 standing)

The Galaxy Theatre
3503 S. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(949) 496-8930 ext. 107
R. Seating: 500. Capacity: 1000. Reopened early 2009. Contact: Lila Sadeghi, call or email

Geffen Playhouse
10886 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-6500
Mainstage: R-VA, H&R, Seating: 525. Audrey Skirball Theater: R-VA, H&R, Seating: 115. (Actors can submit H&R to Attn: Phyllis Schuringa, Casting.) Contact: Jeni Pearsons

Glendale Centre Theatre
324 N. Orange St.
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 244-8481
H&R, Open. Seating: 430. Dance hall, rehearsal hall, green room, three dressing rooms (for up to 18 people, complete with bathrooms/showers), box office, conference room, library, concession stand with two soda fountains. Contact: Tim Dietlein

The Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville
1863 Front St.
Oceano, CA 93445
Mail: P.O. Box 1026
Oceano, CA 93475
(805) 489-2499
R-VA, M (email synopsis and character breakdown first), H&R, W (Camp Melodrama in summer for young people). Seating: 250. Contact: Eric Hoit

Grove Theatre
276 E. Ninth St.
Upland, CA 91786
Mail: P.O. Box 1282
Upland, CA 91785
(909) 920-4343
R, H&R, W, Open. Seating: 400. Art Deco theater from the 1940s with full lighting and sound package. Contact: Sherry Kinison

Highways Performance Space
at the 18th Street Arts Center
1651 18th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 453-1755
R-VA, W. Seating: 90. Contact: Leo Garcia, executive director and Patrick Kennelly, associate director

Hillcrest Center for the Arts
(Young Artists Ensemble)
403 W. Hillcrest Dr.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 381-2747,, (for workshops)
R-VA, M, W (through Conejo Recreation & Parks District), Open. Seating: 147 average. Black box is convertible to multiconfigurations, including in-the-round and proscenium. Two dance halls, one small and one large. Art gallery, concessions, partial kitchen (no stove or oven). Contact: Scott Buchanan, cultural supervisor

Horton Grand Theatre
444 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 437-6050
R-VA. Seating: 250. Second home to the Lamb’s Players Theatre productions ( Contact: Brian Andrews at (rentals only)

Huntington Beach Playhouse
HB Central Library Theater
7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Mail: P.O. Box 451
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 375-0696
Fax: (714) 375-0698
R, Membership, Open. Seating: 320. Contact: J. Syiek

Kirk Douglas Theatre
9820 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90012
Mail: 601 W. Temple St.,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-7235 (casting hotline)
Open, H&R. Seating: 317

Laguna Playhouse
(Moulton Theatre)
606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Mail: P.O. Box 1747
Laguna Beach, CA 92652
(949) 497-2787
(949) 472-0061 (casting)
H&R, W (for children), Open. Contact: Karen Wood

La Habra Depot Theatre
311 S. Euclid St.
La Habra, CA 90631
Mail: P.O. Box 802
La Habra, CA 90633-0802
(562) 905-9625
H&R, M, Open. Seating: 138. Contact: Andy Nagle

La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Mail: P.O. Box 12039
La Jolla, CA 92039
(858) 550-1070, ext. 152
Box Office: (858) 550-1010
R-VA, M, W, Open. Mandell Weiss Theatre seating: 492. Mandel Weiss Forum seating: 416 (variable). Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre seating: up to 450 (variable)

Lamb's Players Theatre
1142 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
Mail: P.O. Box 182229
Coronado, CA 92178
(619) 437-6050
R-VA. Limited. Seating: 347. Contact: Brian Andrews (rentals only),

Largo at the Coronet Theatre
366 N. La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 855-0350
R. Coronet seating: 284

Long Beach Playhouse
5021 E. Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 494-1014
H&R (at auditions only), M (for New Works Festival, with submission form from website), W (adult and youth acting, music, dance), Open. Mainstage seating: 200. Studio seating: 99. Also hosts the New Works Festival and offers youth and adult internships. Contact: Joan Van Hooten, executive director

Los Angeles City College Camino Theatre
855 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 953-4000, ext. 2990
R-VA, W. Camino Theatre seating: 306. Black Box Caminito Theatre seating: 99. Cameo Theatre seating: 75. Contact: Kathleen Becket

Madrid Theatre
21622 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 347-9419
Box office: (818) 347-9938
R. Seating: 440. Lobby/art gallery, orchestra and balcony seating, handicap seating available, orchestra pit, technical staff, hearing devices, separate men’s/women’s dressing rooms with showers, box office, café services available. Contact: Christopher Riedesel

1418 Fourth St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-2241
R-VA. Abracadabra Theater seating: 200 max. Contact: Steve Spill

McKinney Theatre
Saddleback College
28000 Marguerite Pkwy.
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
R-VA, H&R, W. Rentals: Chuck Rogers, theater production manager, (949) 582-4764, General: Nina Welch, PLO Fine Arts Division, (949) 582-4413,

Morgan-Wixson Theatre
2627 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(818) 261-1566
R-VA, Open. Seating: 201. Contact: Thomas Brown

The New LATC
514 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 489-0994
R-VA. Theatre 1 seating: 490 (includes 256 in orchestra and 242 in balcony, has fixed catwalk, proscenium opening 39’ 1”, 32’ deep, loading dock, stage trap). Theatre 2 seating: 296 (has pipe and counterweight fly grid system, 26’ 36” wide proscenium, 20’ 5” deep). Theatre 3 seating: 320 (29’ 2” deep, 23’ wide DS, 35’ wide US). Theatre 4 seating: 99. Contact: Lori Zimmerman, general manager

Norris Theatre
27570 Crossfield Dr.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
(310) 544-0403
R, W, Open. Seating: 450. Contact: Nancy Nassimbene, (310) 544-0403

North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Dr.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 481-2155
R-VA, H&R, W, Membership, Open. Seating: 194. Contact: Stephen Elton

Ojai Arts Center Theatre
113 S. Montgomery St.
Ojai, CA 93023
Mail: P.O. Box 331
Ojai, CA 93024
(805) 640-8797
(805) 646-0117 (office)
R-VA, W (periodically), H, R, and M. Open. Seating: 120

One More Productions The Gem Theatre
12852 Main St.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 741-9550 x 225
R, M, W, H&R, Open. Seating: 162, ADA accessible. Main focus: musicals. Contact: Damien Lorton

Pepperdine University Center for the Arts
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
(310) 506-4594
R-VA, W. Smothers Theater seating: 450. Helen E. Lindhurst Theater, black box, seating: up to 99. Raitt Recital Hall seating: 118. Contact: Rebecca Carson, managing director. Rental Inquiries: Stephanie Baird (310) 506-4049

Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center for the Arts and Education
3540 N. Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 223-2475 ext. 206
Fax: (323) 223-1804
R-VA, W. Willie Velásquez Outdoor Stage seating: 350. Margo Albert Theatre seating: 201. Frank and Ann Lopez Music Bldg. (with large dance hall). Rubén Salazar Art Building. Dance studio. Contact: Rose Marie Cano

Redlands Footlighters Theatre
1810 Barton Road
Redlands, CA 92373
Mail: P.O. Box 444
Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 793-0155; (909) 793-2909
M, H&R, W, Open. Seating: 200

Renberg Theatre
(The L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center)
Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Pl.
Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 860-7324
W, M (all theater co-produced by the Village Cultural Arts Dept.), Open. Renberg Theatre seating: 200. Davidson/Valentini Theatre (black box) seating: 50. Contact: Matt Walker,, 323-860-7393

Rialto Community Players
150 E. San Bernardino
Rialto, CA 92376
(909) 873-8514
H&R (for auditions), Open. Seating: 148 (wheelchair accessible)

Riverside Community Players
4026 14th St.
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 369-1200
Box office: (951) 686-4030
Membership, Open, D. Seating: 183. In-the-round

Sierra Repertory Theatre
13891 Highway 108
Sonora, CA 95370
Mail: P.O. Box 3030
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 532-3120
H&R, W (limited), Open. Costumes available for rent. East Sonora Theatre seating: 202. Fallon House Theatre seating: 274. Contact: Scott Viets

at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
(Formerly Cinegrill)
700 Holywood Blvd.
Hollywood, Ca 90028
(323) 466-7000
R. Seating: 125. Contact: Ernie Carrillo Jr., director of events, (323) 769-7280

Theatre Palisades
941 Temescal Canyon Road
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Mail: P.O. Box 881
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 454-1970
R, H&R, Open. Seating: 125

Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West
Hollywood, CA 90068
(323) 851-4839
R-VA ($650 per night, also $20 per hour for technical director on watch; requires insurance liability bond and deposit for damages). Membership, Limited. W (members only), M (full-length and for membership only, not production), H&R (yes, for membership), D ($50/month). Seating: 168. Parking: 60 cars. Contact: John Gallogly, executive director

Westchester Playhouse
(Kentwood Players)
8301 Hindry Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 645-5156
W (for children), Company, Open.
Seating: 112

Westminster Community Theatre
7272 Maple St.
Westminster, CA 92683
Mail: P.O. Box 764
Westminster, CA 92684
(714) 893-8626
M, H&R, Open. Seating: 115

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290
Mail: P.O. Box 1222
Topanga, CA 90290
(310) 455-2322 ext. 227
R-VA (for non-theatrical productions), M, H&R, W (Academy of the Classics), Membership, Open. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum seating: 299. S. Mark Taper Youth Pavilion seating: 99. Both theaters are outdoor, outdoor gardens, parking lot. Contact: Matt Van Winkle

Woodland Hills Theatre / West Valley Playhouse
7242 Owensmouth Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Mail: P.O. Box 6649
Woodland Hills, CA 91365-6649
(818) 884-1907,
R-VA, M, H&R, W (musical theater workshops), Open. Seating: 167. Midsized theater, large lobby, grand piano, art gallery, green room, refreshment stand, soda fountain. There is also a rehearsal space for rent, with large mirrors and a dance floor. Equity-approved as a 50-seat theater, West Valley 2. Contact: Jon Berry

Dinner Theatre

Ben Bollinger's Candlelight Pavilion
455 W. Foothill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 482-0871, ext. 306 (audition line)
R-VA (Mon.-Wed. evenings mostly), H&R, Open. Seating: 299. Fully serviced dinner with wait staff (not a buffet) and fully produced professional, nonunion shows (use Equity guest contracts periodically). Contact: Mindy Teuber, ext. 100

Curtain Call Dinner Theatre
690 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 838-1540
R-VA, Open. Seating: 300. Contact: Michael Lopez

Masquers Cabaret
8334 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 203-0303
R, H&R, M, W (cabaret classes), Open. Seating: 65. Lighting, P.A. and sound system, dressing room, AC, rose candlelight walls, full dinner, full bar, valet. Contact: Harris Smith

Welk Resort Theatre
8860 Lawrence Welk Dr.
Escondido, CA 92026
(760) 749-3448
R-VA (Mondays and Fridays), H&R, Open. Seating: 339. Part of a resort in the valleys of Southern California. Contact: Sean Coogan

Under 100 Seats

Many of the following work under Equity’s 99-Seat Plan, popularly known as “Waiver.” This plan applies only in L.A. County and applies only to theaters approved by Equity. Call Equity to find out if a theater is plan-approved.

Also, please note that a number of theater facilities listed above, in higher seating categories, also have under-100-seat spaces available; we have not re-listed them below, but they include the Los Angeles Theatre Center, the John Anson Ford Theatre, El Portal Theatre, Long Beach Playhouse, Los Angeles City College, Magicopolis, Pepperdine University Center for the Arts, the Village Theatre, and the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum.

Actors Art Theatre
6128 Wilshire Blvd. #110
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 969-4953
R-VA, H&R, M (send query letter and synopsis first), Open, Black box. Seating: 32. Contact: Jolene Adams, artistic director

Actors Circle Theatre
7313 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 882-6805
(323) 882-8043 theater rental information
R-VA, W, Closed (casts from students). Seating: 47. Contact: Andreas Kraemer

ACME Comedy Theatre
(Acme Players)
135 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0233
R-VA (view rental page online), W, Membership (4), Limited. Seating: 99. AC, lights, sound, video display. Contact: Travis Oates

Actors Forum Theatre
10655 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 506-0600
R-VA, M, W ($25 month for Tuesday night workshop), Membership, Limited. Seating: 45. Lobby, green room, bathrooms, 8-10 parking spots. Contact: Audrey Marlyn Singer

The Actors' Gang
(Ivy Substation)
9070 Venice Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(323) 838-4264 ext. 10
R-VA (occasionally for one or two day rentals), Membership. Main stage seating: 99 (flexible), black box, two dressing rooms, lobby, restrooms

The Actor's Playpen
1514 N. Gardner St.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 874-1733
R-VA, W. Seating: 50. 16’ x 23’ stage, lighting, sound, DVD projector, large lobby, large backstage with makeup/dressing room area, two restrooms, rear artist entrance, free parking lot, central AC and heating. Contact: Nick Endres

Actors Workout Studio
4735 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91602
(818) 766-2171
R-VA, M, W, Membership, Limited. Theater A seating: 40 (17’x17’ stage, lighting, sound). Theater B seating: 30 (14’x10’ stage, lights). Both theaters have dressing rooms, tech assistance available, AC, heating, parking, NoHo District. Contact: Fran Montano

Stella Adler Academy and Theatres
6773 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 465-4446
R-VA, W, Membership, Limited. Stella Adler Theatre seating: 99. Irene Gilbert Theatre seating: 67. Also, five studios, three with stages. Lighting and sound package included, ample parking, reception areas, AC, separate audience restrooms for each theater, large dressing rooms. Contact: Stan Harrington

Ark Theatre Company
Upstairs at the Hayworth
2511 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Mail: P.O. Box 5161,
Beverly Hills, CA 90209
(323) 969-1707
H&R (Attn: Paul Wagar, artistic director), M (Attn: Erik Engman, new works coordinator), W (varies throughout the year), D ($65/month then reduced over time to $45/month). Produce under AEA 99-Seat agreement. Membership, Limited. Paul Wagar, artistic director; Richard Tatum, associate artistic director

Art/Works Theatre
(Artel Ensemble)
6569 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 871-1912
R, W. Seating: 74. Art/Works is a complex of performance spaces, theaters, and rehearsal studios. Contact: Keirin Brown

A Very Schreiber Theatre
11050 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 766-9100
R-VA: two rehearsal halls available; W. Seating: 49. AC, full lighting, sound, and free parking. Contact: Linda Fulton, (818) 481-8072

Bang Comedy Theatre
457 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 653-6886
R-VA (daytime rehearsal, performances and script reading), H&R, W, M, Company, Closed. Seating: 85. AC, lighting, sound, green room, full lobby, handicap bathroom. Aliza Murrieta, artistic director. Contact: Ezra Weisz

Theatre Banshee
3435 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 846-5323
R-VA, H&R, M, Seating: 85. Fully equipped (including digital projection system), newly remodeled black box theater with brand new theater-styled seating. Contact: Sean Branney, co-artistic director

Beverly Hills Playhouse
(Camelot Artists)
254 S. Roberston Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 855-1556 ext. 24
W. Seating: 99. Contact: Gary Grossman, managing producer

Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 822-3006
R-VA. M. W. D. Seating: 99 (black box). Literary arts center primarily for poetry readings and performance pieces

Bilingual Foundation of the Arts Theatre
421 N. Avenue 19
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 225-4044
R, H&R (from bilingual actors), M (by Spanish writer or Spanish theme), W (adult and children), Company, Limited. Seating: 99. Contact: Luis Vela

Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 389-3856
R-VA, M (only queries), H&R, W, Open, Limited. Seating: 99. Parking: 15 spots. Contact: Alicia Hoge-Adams and Jessica Hanna

Camino Real Playhouse
(South Orange County Community Theatre)
31776 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Box office: (949) 489-8082
(949) 248-0808 (rentals)
R (only the Stage Door Theatre), M (10-minute plays), H&R, W, Open. Camino Real Playhouse seating: 88. Stage II Theatre seating: 49

Celebration Theatre
7051-B Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Mail: 7985 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 109-1
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 957-1884
R-VA (rehearsal rentals available; daytime), M (gay and lesbian themes only), H&R, Workshops (check website for details), Open. Seating: 64

Celebrity Centre International Theatre
5930 Franklin Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 960-3100
R, H&R, M. Seating: 46.

The Chance Theater
5552 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
(714) 777-3033
R-VA, M, W, H&R, Open. Seating: 49. Stadium seating, full light board and sound equipment, one dressing room, lobby, and two bathrooms. Contact: Masako Tobaru, facilities manager (rentals)

Chandler Studio Theatre Center
The Production Company
12443 Chandler Blvd.
North Hollywood , CA 91607
(310) 869-7546
R-VA, H&R (hard-copy or email—Attn: Skip Pipo, membership director), M (hard-copy or email—Attn: Play-reading Division), W (Produces monthly member-selected and generated showcases and limited runs designed to develop into full-scale productions for the main season), D, Membership, Limited. Specializing in productions with a social conscience. Contact: August Viverito, artistic director; T L Kolman, associate artistic director; or Skip Pipo, associate artistic director

The Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre
10900 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 309-9439
R-VA, M, H&R, D, W (for members), Limited. Seating: 91. Three rental areas. One large rehearsal room (35’x40’). One small rehearsal room and theater space (40’x50’). Lightboard, light instruments, sound system, lobby, box-office, two dressing rooms. AC. Ernest Figueroa, artistic director. Contact: Judith E.

City Garage
(Aresis Ensemble)
1340-1/2 Alley Fourth St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mail: P.O. Box 2016
Santa Monica, CA 90406
(310) 319-9939
H&R, M (only nonlinear plays), W, Membership, Limited. Seating: 48. Contact: Frederique Michel or Paul Rubenstein

Coast Playhouse
8325 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 650-8509
(323) 455-3856
R. Seating: 99. Contact: Ann Wilson

Community Actor's Theatre
2957 54th St.
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 264-3391
R, M, H&R, Membership, D ($30 year), W

Compass Theatre
3704 Sixth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 688-9210
R-VA, M, Membership, Limited. Seating: 49. Sound and lights. Contact: Dale Morris

The Complex
6476 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 465-0383
Fax: (323) 469-5408
R, W. Five theaters: Flight Theatre seating: 49; Ruby Theatre seating: 55; Dorie Theatre seating: 55; Theatre at 6470 seating: 42; East Theatre seating: 50. Five rehearsal studios: Shepard Studio: 1,000 sq. ft.; Hammond Studio: 750 sq. ft.; MC Studio: 650 sq. ft.; Villa Studio: 500 sq. ft.; and West Studio: 400 sq. ft. Lights, sound, heat/AC, valet parking, box office. Contact: Matt Chait, manager

Costa Mesa Playhouse
661 Hamilton St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Mail: P.O. Box 10117
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 650-5269
R-VA, H&R, M (prefer to send over email, Open. Seating: 73. Contact: Mike Brown

Crossley Theatre & Crossley Terrace Theatre
(Actors Co-Op Theatre Company)
1760 N. Gower St.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 462-8460
H&R (auditions held in the spring), M, D ($25/month), Company (60-70 members), Limited. Crossley Theatre seating: 99. Crossley Terrace Theatre seating: 99. Contact: Paul Stuart Graham, producing director

Cypress Civic Theatre
P.O. Box 2212
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 229-6796
Currently in the process of fundraising and building a new theater. Contact: Janet Spurgeon, (714) 827-9598

Deaf West Theatre
5112 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 762-2998
R-VA, H&R, M, Open. Seating: 65. Black box with platform stage. State-of-the-art digital lighting system and upgraded sound. Rehearsal room. Contact: Laura Hill, general manager

Electric Company Theatre
5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91607
(818) 508-3003
R-VA, M, H&R, D, Membership, Limited. Seating: 50. Lighting equipment, light board, dressing room, box office area, and a bathroom. Contact: Denise Lowe or Biff Wiff

El Centro Theatre
(formerly Theatre District)
804 N. El Centro
Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 230-7261
Available for rental. The Circle seating: 99 (26W x 16D). The Chaplin seating: 45 (19W x 22D). Two fully functioning independent stages with separate green rooms, newly renovated lobbies, restrooms, and dressing rooms. Contact: Joe Koonce or Alice Ensor

Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 306-1854
Fax: (310) 306-1117
R. Seating: 97 (modular). Black box. 13 ft. light grid. Solar-powered theater, AC, heat. Two dressing rooms, art exhibit lobby; studio downstairs available for classes and rehearsals; on-site parking for 44 cars. Contact: Lizl Peter

Empire Theater
Rude Guerrilla Theater Company
202 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA. 92701
(714) 547-4688
H&R, M (see website FAQ for submission guidelines), W, Membership (but casting is generally open). Monthly company meetings. Monthly board meetings. Dave Barton and Jay Michael Fraley, co-artistic directors; Dawn Hess, president

First Stage
6817 Franklin Ave. (at Highland)
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Mail: P.O. Box 38280
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 850-6271
M, H&R, W (writers workshops and staged readings), Membership, D ($75 for three months or $250 per year), Limited. Seating: 65 (flexible). Black box; located on the second floor of the church, not ADA accessible, parking in church.

The Fountain Theatre
5060 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 663-2235
R-VA (rarely), H&R (by mail), M (agent solicitation only; no unsolicited scripts), Open. Seating: 78. Small thrust. Full computerized light board, soundboard, mixers, lobby, box office, 30-space parking lot, full kitchen, upstairs café/reception room. Contact: Stephen Sachs, (323) 663-2825

Fremont Centre Theatre
1000 Fremont Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 441-5977
R-VA (rare), Open. Seating: 80. Two handicap-accessible bathrooms, picnic patio, French restaurant next door, lobby, free 30-plus parking spaces, AC, heat, high beam ceilings. Three blocks from Gold Line transit. Contact: Lissa Reynolds

7066 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 467-7444
R. Seating: 60-65. Supper club with full menu, kitchen, and bar. Contact: Tom Rolla

Greenway Court Theatre
(Greenway Arts Alliance)
544 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 655-7679
Fax: (323) 655-7906
R-VA (one-day only), M (fax synopsis first), H&R, W, Open. Seating: 99. Contact: Darin Dahms, (323) 655-7679, ext. 105, for rentals

Groundling Theatre
7307 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 934-4747
W (auditions required), Membership (through school only), Closed. Seating: 99 (fixed). Proscenium. Contact: Megan Luczkowski, managing director, (323) 934-4747, ext. 24

Carrie Hamiton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 792-8672
W. Seating: 72. Lobby with ticket booth, large stage, light and sound booth, dressing rooms, bathrooms. Contact: Carrie LaFerle,

The Hayworth Theatre
2509 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 389-9860
R, Open. Hayworth Mainstage Seating: 99. Hayworth Studio Theatre Seating: 59. Contact: Gary Blumsack, artistic director; Danna Hyams, producing director

Hollywood Court Theatre
6718 Franklin Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 464-3018
R. Seating: 70 Contact: Christina Hart

Hudson Backstage Theatre, Hudson Guild Theatre, Hudson Theatre
6539 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
Rental: (323) 856-4249
R, M (send synopsis first). Hudson Backstage Theatre seating: 99. Guild Theatre seating: 43. Mainstage seating: 99. Fully outfitted stages with adjoining café/coffee bar, valet parking available, reduced rates for insurance, marketing and promotion assistance. Contact: Elizabeth Reilly, artistic director. Theater rental, contact: Zeke Rettman

Frida Kahlo Theatre
(Grupo de Teatro Sinergia)
2332 W. Fourth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 382-8133
R-VA M, H&R, D (voluntary, not required). Membership, Open. Seating: 99. Contact: Ruben Amavizca

Knightsbridge Theatre Company
1944 Riverside Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 667-0955
R-VA, M, H&R, D. Membership, Limited. Seats: 99. Contact: Joseph Stachura,

L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre
(L.A. Connection Theatre Group)
13442 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 784-1868; (818) 710-1320
R-VA, H&R, D (sliding; some are worked out through paid performances; actors receive 25 percent of box office take), W (membership only). Six divisions (standup, improv, sketch, teen comedy, children’s, and dramatic improv). Movie-dubbing division. Closed. Seating: 99 (flexible). Contact: Kent Skov

The Theatre @ Boston Court
70 N. Mentor Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91116
Mail: P.O. Box 60187
Pasadena, CA 91116-6187
(323) 683-6883
R for auditions/rehearsals only, M send query (see website for submission form), Open. Seating: 99 fixed, variable thrust with trap, upper fly for temporary rigging, grand piano, variable acoustic walls further aided by corbelled walls, VRAS Audio System. Rehearsal/recital hall seating: 65 movable on floor that converts from flat to tiered seating, Yamaha C-7 grand piano. Both ADA accessible. Second-level sound/lighting booth, full lighting, tension grid, opera Cyclorama lowers from catwalk and can be used for projection, green room, three dressing rooms, two backstage bathrooms with showers, lobby with two bathrooms, ticket booth, small kitchen, refreshment stand/bar, conference room/library, AC, heat. Parking: 43, 2 handicapped. Street marquee, lighted poster box. Contact: Michael Seel, general manager

Lillian/Elephant Theatres
(Elephant Stageworks)
1076 N. Lillian Way
Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 962-0046
R, M, W, Membership, Open. Lillian Theatre seating: 95. Elephant Theatre (6322 Santa Monica Blvd.) seating: 64. Lab (6324 Santa Monica Blvd.) seating: 40. The Gallery (black box) seating: 25. Three theaters and one studio, industrial, rehearsal space, concession bar, movable seating, full light plot, sound, mixing board, mini-disc, CD and tape, 20 ft. ceiling. Contact: Don Cesario, David Fofi

Lost Studio
130 S. La Brea
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-6944
R-VA, W (children and adults), Limited. Seating: under 99. Rehearsal room. New York loft-style space for theater productions, showcases, readings, workshops, art shows (includes gallery), rehearsals, photo shoots, casting. High-truss ceilings, six large skylights, elegant lobby. Contact: Cinda Jackson, who also conducts acting classes at the studio

Lounge Theatre/ The Lounge Theatre 2
6201 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 469-9988
R. Lounge Theatre seating: 50. Lounge Theatre 2 seating: 45. New light and sound equipment, lounge and concession area, two bathrooms, dressing room, exposed brick in theater, AC. Contact: Racquel or Keirin

Luna Playhouse
3706 San Fernando Road
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 500-7200
R-VA, H&R, M, W. Seating: 40. Contact: Aramazd Stepanian, artistic director

2106 Hyperion Ave.
Silver Lake, L.A., CA 90027
(323) 540-0935
R-VA. Seating: 69. Lighting and sound. ADA accessible. Black box with separate café in lobby, parking lot, two dressing rooms. Contact: A. Becker, theater manager

Matrix Theatre
7657 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 852-1445
R-VA, Membership, Open. Seating: 99. Contact: Joseph Stern, producer

Sanford Meisner Center
5124 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 509-9651
M, W (acting), Membership, D ($40 month), Closed. Seating: 60. Contact: Martin Barter

Met Theatre
1089 N. Oxford Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 957-1152
R-VA, M, H&R, W, D: $40/month. Seating: 99 (proscenium). Second stage seating: 35 (black box). One dressing room. Located one block east of Western Ave., just south of Santa Monica. Secured parking in the Earl Scheib lot, 1/2 block east. Contact: Paul Koslo, producing director, (661) 609-1486

Moving Arts
1822 Hyperion Ave.
Silverlake, CA 90027
Mail: PO Box 481145
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 666-3259
R (for classes, workshops, and rehearsals). Seating: 36. Proscenium with limited wing. Tiny dressing room. Managing director: Steve Lozier. Contact: Lee Wochner, artistic director

The Next Stage (And Tres Stage)/The Berubian Theatre Company
1523 N. La Brea, Ste. 208 and 209
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 850-7827
Seating: 50. Sponsors original productions from auditions, renting is free, but theater takes a percentage of the door. Large backstage, multiple rehearsal spaces. Contact: Chris Berube and Amanda Marquardt

Noho Actors Studio
5215 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 309-9439
R. Studio A seating: 45 (black box performance space). Studio B seating: 16 (classroom/workshop space). Studio C seating: 26 (classroom/workshop space). Three restrooms. Great parking. Located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. Contact: Judith E.

The Noho Arts Center
11136 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 508-7101
R-VA, H&R, M, W, D, Limited, Membership: Open at the Top. Seating (three theaters): 99, 50, 40. Complete lighting and sound equipment inventory. Contact: Jonathan Zenz, managing director, (818) 508-7101, ext. 5

Odyssey Theatres
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 477-2055
R-VA, H&R, M, W, Open. Seating (three theaters): 99 each. Lighting, sound systems included in rental, parking, box office services. Contact: Sabrina Sikes, production manager, (310) 477-2055, ext. 110

Open Fist Theatre
(Open Fist Theatre Company)
6209 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 882-6912
R-VA, M, H&R, W (members only), Membership, D, Limited. Seating: 99. Two dressing rooms. Contact: Martha Demson, artistic director

Pacific Resident Theatre
703; 705-1/2; 707 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
Mail: P.O. Box 568
Venice, CA 90294
(310) 822-8392 Box Office
(310) 301-3971 Theatre Business
M (send first 10 pages only), H&R, D ($25 month), W, Membership (by audition only), Limited. Mainstage 1 (703 Venice) seating: 99 Mainstage 2 (705-1/2 Venice) seating: 45. Co-op (707 Venice) seating: 35 (members only).

Pico Playhouse
10508 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 204-4440
R-VA, W, Open. Seating: 99 (approx.). Approx. stage size: 22’ wide by 28’ deep. Lights, dimmer, light board, sound system, handicap accessible, reception/lobby, studio space with mirror for rehearsal and class. Also box office, two dressing rooms, actors’ bathroom. Contact: James Nisbet, theater manager,

Playhouse West
Studio One
4250 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91307
Studio Two and Studio Three
10634 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91602
(818) 881-6520
W, Closed (students only). Contact: Robert Carnegie, director

Powerhouse Theatre
3116 Second St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(213) 674-6682 or
Email: (for booking)
M, R-VA, W, Membership, Open. Seating: 85 (75 stationary and 10 folding). 21’ x 21’ stage w/16’ ceiling, outdoor redwood deck for pre- and post-show gathering. Contact: Danika Sudik, company coordinator, (818) 792-6467

Promenade Playhouse
1404 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 656-8070, ext. 17
R, H&R, W. Seating: 60. State-of-the-art facilities; Equity-approved theater; mainstage and two additional available; good for stage shows, screenings, showcases, workshops, auditions, gallery showings. Contact: Natalia Lazarus, artistic director

The Raven Playhouse
5233 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 720-2009
R. Seating: 46. Contact: Peter Strauss, manager

The Road Theatre Company
Lankershim Arts Center
5108 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 761-8838
Email: or (rental)
R-VA, H&R, M, W, D (minimal), Membership, Limited. Seating: 44. AC, full light package, full sound package. Contact: Joe Calarco, administrator, or Suzanne Tara, managing director

Ruskin Group Theatre
3000 Airport Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 397-3244
Three performance spaces; the main stage, studio, and café. R-VA, M, D ($20/month), Limited. Seating: 60. Dressing room, three restrooms, abundant parking. Contact: Mikey Myers, managing director

Sacred Fools Theater Company
660 N. Heliotrope
Hollywood, CA 90004
Mail: P.O. Box 29312
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 666-5067; (310) 281-8337
R-VA, H&R, M, Company, Open. Seating: 74. Dressing room. Three bathrooms. Contact: Jaime Andrews, managing director

Santa Monica Playhouse
(Santa Monica Group Theatre)
1211 Fourth St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-9779, ext. 4 (rentals)
R (Other Space, Green Room, White Box), R-VA (main stage) Company, H&R, W, Open. Mainstage seating: 88. Other Space seating: 70. Green Room seating: 25. White Box seating: 18. Basic lighting package, computerized lighting control, basic sound, rehearsal room.

The 2nd Stage Theatre
(Blank Theatre Company)
6500 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
Mail: 1301 Lucile Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 871-8018 (administration)
R-VA, H&R, M, W. Open. Seating: 49. Black box, valet parking

The Second Stage / The Berubians
431 N. Brookhurst, Ste. 140
Anaheim, CA
(714) 502-2249
Sponsors original productions from auditions, renting is free, but theater takes a percentage of the door. Video hookups, large backstage, multiple rehearsal spaces. Contact: Chris Berube

Secret Rose Theatre
11246 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 766-3691 or 1 (877) 620-ROSE
R-VA, M, H&R, W (for children), Membership, Open. Seating: 60 (fixed). Wide stage (32’x15’), one dressing room, two bathrooms, 10-space parking lot, complete sound and lighting system, follow spot (optional), upright piano. Wheelchair accessible. Contact: Mike Rademaekers

Sierra Madre Playhouse
87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 355-4318 (push the # key)
M, H&R, W (children and adults), Open. Seating: 99 (fixed). Proscenium. One dressing room. Family-oriented theater, refurbished theater, including new light system and acoustics

Skylight Theatre
(Camelot Artists)
1816-1/2 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(310) 855-1556, ext. 23
W. Closed. Seating: 99. Contact: Gary Grossman, managing producer

Son of Semele
3301 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(213) 351-3507
R, M (online form required), H&R, D, Membership, Limited. Seating: 49 (flexible to theater-in-the-round) black box. One dressing room, AC/heat, upright piano. Contact: Matthew McCray, (323) 841-9151,

Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
7936 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 650-7777
W, Closed. Marilyn Monroe Theatre seating: 99 (proscenium, no wings). Lee Theatre seating: 51. James Dean Theatre seating: 49. Dressing rooms, dance studio, multiple classrooms. Contact: Administration, (323) 650-7777

(SPQR Stage Company)
520 N. Western Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90004
(323) 463-3900
Fax: (323) 463-3933
R. Sound and light system, kitchen, projection and sound system, green screen, AC, gated parking. Available for film, casting, theater, screenings, and photo

Taber Theatre
(Toluca Lake Players)
4301 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
(818) 503-4564
R, Open. Seating: 45. One to two shows per year. Equity-waiver. Contact: Suthern Hayes

Theatre of Note
1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood CA 90028
(323) 856-8611; (818) 752-1796
R-VA, M, H&R, Membership. Closed. Seating: up to 50 (black box). Contact: David Bickford (new membership), David Wilcox (rentals), Ezra Buzzington (press)

5041 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 422-6361
R-VA, H&R, M, W, Open. Theatre A seating: 99 (black box). Theatre B seating: 40 (flexible black box). Also available as teaching, rehearsal, or audition space. Contact: Jeff Murray

The Underground
1312 N. Wilton Place
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 467-0036
R, Open. The Underground Theatre (AEA approved) seating: 99 (30’ x 15’ stage, lighting and sound system, two bathrooms, dressing room). The Underground Annex seating: 45 (16’ by 24’ stage, lighting and sound systems, one bathroom). Tech assistance available, AC heating, free street parking. Contact: Steve Helgoth

3KO Broadway Theatre Company
911 S. Wooster St. #7
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(818) 685-9939
H&R, M, W, D, Membership, Limited Contact: Simone Sullivan

24th Street Theatre
1117 W. 24th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 745-6516
R- M, H&R, W, Open. Contact: Jay McAdams

2100 Square Feet
5615 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 936-6807
R, W (classes under Diana Castle), Open. Seating: 66-70. Large lobby, lighting, sound, dressing rooms. Contact: Steve Tietsort

Two Roads Theatre
4348 Tujunga Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 762-2272
R (classes, theater productions, movie screenings, comedy and music events). Seating: 48. AC; full lighting, video equipment, and sound; and free parking. Contact: Rick Shaw

Victory Theatre Center
(The Gobetti-Ormeny Acting Studio)
3326/3324 W. Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 841-4404
R-VA, M, H&R, W, Open. Big Victory Theatre seating: 91. Little Victory seating: 48. Free parking and AC. Contact: Maria Gobetti

We Tell Stories
5740 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 256-2336
R (for rehearsal space only), H&R, Membership (touring), Limited. 22’ x 25’, 10’ ceilings, carpeted kitchen, bathroom, and piano. Children’s storytelling company. Contact: Lisa Grissom

Whitefire Theatre
13500 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 687-8559
R, W, Open. Seating: 84. Black box with a two-story ceiling. Two dressing rooms. Valet parking. Contact: Bryan Rasmussen

Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center
11006 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 761-0704
R (two theaters for rent) W, Open. Whitmore seating: 75. Lindley seating: 49. AC, full lighting and sound, and free parking. Contact: Edmund Gaynes for rental information (818) 623-0040

Working Stage Theatre
1516 N. Gardner St.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 851-2603
R-VA, H&R, W, Open. Seating: 49. Staged readings, shows, and classes but no rehearsals. Stage is 18’x22’. Contact: Frank Megna and Diana Ljungaeus

Zephyr Theatre
7456 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 653-4667
R. Seating: 76-82 fixed, additional 21 flexible. Thrust. 24-dimmer computer board, dual cassette tape player, amplifier, 45 stage lights, 2-4 speakers, CD player. Contact: Linda Toliver

Independent Theater Companies
These companies either tour, rent space as needed, or are in temporary residence at a specific theater named in parentheses. As such, they are typically not the folks to call about rentals.
Submitting manuscripts to theatrical companies: Before sending a manuscript to a theatrical company, writers should send a query composed of a synopsis, cast breakdown, a few pages of sample dialogue, the playwright’s résumé, and information about if or when and where the play has been performed. Include a SASE.

About Productions
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 396-0920
Limited. Contact: Theresa Chavez, artistic director; Frier McCollister Jr., general manager

The Andak Stage Company
Mail: 10849 Acama St.
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Location: NewPlace Studio Theatre
10950 Peach Grove St.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 506-8462
R-VA, W, Limited. Five world premieres in last six shows. Contact: Dakin Matthews, artistic director; Anne McNaughton, associate director

The Antaeus Company at Deaf West Theatre
5112 Lankershim Blvd.
Office: 5114 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 506-5436
M (of new translations of classic plays or adaptations of classic material), D ($25 month), W (Monday night workshops to company members and invited guests only, Antaeus Academy classes and workshops open to the public by audition), Membership, Limited. Contact: Jeanie Hackett

The Artist Theatre Group
(MB Performing Arts Studio)
26560 Agoura Road, #111
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 400-2270
Mail: 18620 Hatteras St., #176
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 705-4364
M, H&R, W, Company, Closed. Focusing on original writings and producing. Contact: Anthony Montes

Attic Theatre Ensemble
(Attic Theatre & Film Centre)
5429 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 525-0600
R-VA, H&R, W, D ($50 month), Company, Limited. Contact: James Carey, producing artistic director; Kacey Camp, literary manager and new works

Brain Brew Entertainment
6324 Ivarene Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90068
(323) 461-0640
H&R. Custom-written sketch and musical comedy. Interactive, mystery theater. Live game shows. Team building and corporate events. Actors paid; strong comedy skills required. Singing ability and improv is a plus. Contact: Patti Negri, producer

Buffalo Nights Theatre Company
(Powerhouse Theatre)
3116 Second St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Mail: 1638 S. Garth Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90035-3606
(323) 969-4744
H&R, M (synopsis and writing sample first through agent submission or with professional recommendation to Attn: Miura Smith, literary manager), Membership, Limited. Contact: Brian Kite, artistic director

Burglars of Hamm
10868 Weddington St.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(323) 769-6334
Membership, Limited. Contact: Carolyn Almos

Cabrillo Playhouse
202 Avenida Cabrillo
San Clemente, CA 92672
Mail: P.O. Box 265
San Clemente, CA 92674
(949) 942-0465
Fax: (949) 498-9104
H&R (Attn: Rick Kerrigan, artistic director), Open. Six plays with 15 performances each per season, August to May

California Repertory Theatre Company (CSULB)
Cal Rep at the Armory
854 Seventh St.
Long Beach, CA 90813
Mail: 1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
(562) 985-7891
Box office: (562) 985-5526
M, W, Company, Closed. Contact: Joanne Gordon, artistic director; Eric Imley, managing director

Cedarburg Productions
1221 N. Kings Road, #404
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 969-1774
M (send query letter first), Open. Contact: Elizabeth Karr

Celtic arts Center
T.U. Studios
10943 Camarillo Street
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Mail: 5062 Lankershim Blvd., #3003
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 760-8322
M, D, W, Membership, Open. Contact: Dan Conroy

Circlex Theatre Company
Mail: 2118 Panorama Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(213) 804-5491
Fax: (323) 913-1659
M (Attn: Jen Keys, literary director), H&R (Attn: Johanna McKay, membership director), W (Attn: Tim Wright, artistic director). Membership, Open. Jennifer A. Skinner, producing director; Camille Schenkkan, development director; Doug Sutherland, company staff representative

Circus Theatricals
(Circus Theatricals
at the Hayworth)
2511 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(310) 226-6144
M, H&R, D, W. Membership, Limited. The Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble is a serious company of working stage, film, and TV actors, directors, and writers, who work with new, classic, and modern plays with classic themes. Members can participate in mainstage productions and can initiate their own lab productions. The new Salon Series offers film screenings, live musical performances, poetry jams, and industry guest speakers. The Circus Theatricals Studio for Theatre and Film has professional workshops and classes in scene study, Shakespeare, TV and film, acting, auditioning, movement, voice and speech, Alexander, screenwriting, and playwriting. Contact: Jack Stehlin, artistic director; Joe Bays, literary coordinator

Classical Theatre Lab
7336 Santa Monica Blvd. #831
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 960-5691
H&R, Membership, D: $55 quarter

Cornerstone Theater Company
Mail: 708 Traction Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90013
(213) 613-1700, ext. 15
W, Limited. Midsize theater company that works site-specifically and nationally. Contact: Michael John Garces, artistic director; Negin Singh, development associate; Ramy Eletreby, communications director

Creative Playground
Mail: P.O. Box 1426
Los Angeles, CA 90078-1426
(310) 636-8089 (voice mail)
Contact: Karen Hardcastle,; ElizabethTobias,

Culver City Public Theatre
Mail: 3834 Crestview Road
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 712-5482
Membership, Open. Contact: Dean Edward, president

Downey Civic Light Opera
(Downey Civic Theatre)
8435 E. Firestone Blvd.
Downey, CA 90241
Mail: P.O. Box 429
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 923-1714
H&R, M, Open. Contact: Marsha Moode

Echo Theater Company
Mail: 12400 Ventura Blvd., #165
Studio City, CA 91604
H&R (attn: Andrea Grano, membership chair), Membership: Limited. Lauren Bass, producing director; Chris Fields, artistic director

Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA
Mail: 137 N. Larchmont Blvd., #134
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(213) 368-9552
H&R, M (access URL first), W (Ongoing Sunday Best for works-in-progress, weekly Playwrights’ Unit, First Looks/Full Lengths and Winterfest staged readings of new plays, individualized Fuel Workshops, ongoing Performance Lab), Membership, Limited. This award-winning developmental and producing theater group is the West Coast branch of Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York. Contact: Laura Jane Salvato

Ensemble Theatre Company
(Alhecama Theatre)
914 Santa Barbara St.,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Mail: P.O. Box 2307
Santa Barbara, CA 93120
(805) 965-5400
H&R, Open (auditions). Contact: Jonathan Fox, executive artistic director

First Stage
(inside the United Methodist Church Complex, 2nd fl.)
6817 Franklin Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Plays/screenplays accepted at:
P.O. Box 38280
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 850-6271
M, H&R, D ($60/quarter or $200/year), W (writers, actors), Membership, Open. Potential members may audit two times for free. Free parking. Contact: Dennis Safren, literary manager

Foothill Theatre Company
(The Nevada Theatre)
Mail: P.O. Box 1812
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-9320
Box office: (530) 265-8587
M, H&R, W, Company, Open. Contact: Carolyn Howarth, artistic director; Scott Gilbert producing director

Fullerton Civic Light Opera
Plummer Auditorium
201 E. Chapman Ave.
Fullerton, Ca 92832
Mail: 218 W Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 879-1732
H&R; Open. Contact: Jan Duncan, artistic director; Griff Duncan, producer

furious Theatre Company
Carrie Hamilton Theatre
600 Playhouse Alley #300
Pasadena, CA 91101
(818) 679-8854
M, Membership, Limited. Contact: Brad Price, director of communications and development

Golden Theatre Arts
(Golden Performing Arts
(818) 887-9178
Membership. Contact: Shelli Miller, executive director

Havok Theatre Company
(818) 505-1875
H&R, M submissions via email. Nick DeGruccio, artistic director; Chad Borden, producing director

Hollywood Thespian Co..
Mail: 8443 Vicksburg Ave.
Westchester, CA 90045
M, H&R, Membership, Limited. Contact: Rai Tasco, founder; Renita Thomas-Franklin, artistic director

International City Theatre
(Long Beach Performing Arts Center)
Mail: One World Trade Center, P.O. Box 32069
Long Beach, CA 90832-2069
(562) 495-4595
H&R, Open. Seating: 349. Contact: Shashin Desai, ext. 10

Interact Theatre Company
P.O Box 349
North Hollywood, CA 91603
(818) 765-8732
H&R, M. Contact: John Hemphill, president; DJ Harner, play development

L.a. Theatre Works
(Skirball Cultural Center)
Mail: 681 Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 827-0808
Membership, Closed. Produces radio plays for National Public Radio. Contact: Susan Albert Lowenberg, producing director; Brendon Fox, casting consultant

Lean Dog, Mean Dog Prod.
Mail: 6436 Maryland Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 939-7679
M (after query letter sent with SASE sent first), H&R, Company, Limited. Contact: Ernest Kearney

Limoncarr Productions LLC
332 Woodland Dr.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 325-6410
H&R, W, Open. Rotating between the McFarland Hall in Santa Ana, the Lake Havasu Center for the Performing Arts, and Broadway in the Park. Industrials and special events. Contact: Joshua Carr

Lizard Theatre Company
230 W. Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801-3402
(626) 371-0014
H&R, W. Contact: Jay Parker

Lodestone Theatre Ensemble
Mail: P.O. Box 1072
Studio City, CA 91614
(323) 993-7245
H&R (primarily Asian-American), M, W (members only), Company, Limited. Tenth and final season for this theater company. Contact: Philip Chung, co–artistic director; Chil Kong, co–artistic director

Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company
Mail: 1158 26th St., Ste. 399
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 453-5069
H&R, W, Company

Lucid by Proxy Theater Group
Mail: 5714 Craner Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 913-0838
H&R, M (see website for submission policies), Limited (typically holds auditions for at least one role per production). Lucid specializes in original, unpublished work, especially plays that have not previously been produced professionally. Also helps promote solo performers (see website). Contact: David Nett; scripts to James Xavier and Jeanette Scherrer, play-reading chairs

Musical Theatre Guild
(Alex Theatre, Scheer Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Carpenter Center)
c/o Weston Capital Management
12424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(818) 848-6844
H&R, M, D, Membership (71 Equity members), Limited. Nonprofit company, performs staged readings of seldom-seen musicals five times per year
Office: 4350 E. Seventh Street
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 856-1999
Fax: (562) 856-1997
H&R, Open. Perform season of shows at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach. Contact: Paul Garman, executive director, ext. 227; Steven Glaudini, producer–associate artistic director, ext. 231

MYE Theatre Company
213 Sheldon St., Ste. B
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 322-3142
(310) 344-7265
M, H&R, Membership, Limited. Contact: Jane McEneaney

Mysteries En Brochette
Mail: 2629 Main St., #103
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 399-1507
H&R. Interactive, mystery dinners with music. Actors are paid; must have strong singing ability, and improv is a plus. Contact: Muriel Minot, producer; Bob Rumnock, artistic director

Mail: 454 S. Crescent Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(323) 472-0200
Fax: (323) 938-9209
H&R, M, W (bimonthly), Membership (Open). Philosophy is to offer Los Angeles theater as riveting social dialogue. Semiannual mainstages, bimonthly workshops, quarterly board meetings

Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts PCPA Theatrefest
(In residence at Allan Hancock College)
Mail: 800 S. College Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 928-7731
M (attn: Patricia Troxel), W, Membership (faculty and students), Open. Also performs at the festival outdoor theater in Solvang. Contact: Valerie Rachelle, casting director, ext. 4119

Padua Playwrights
(213) 625-1766
W, Membership, Closed

Parsons Nose Family Theater
1325 Monterey Road
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 403-7667
H&R, Company, Limited. Contact: Mary Chalon and Lance Davis

Playwrights' Arena
(Los Angeles Theatre Center)
514 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 627-4473
Performance address:
520 N. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
M (attn: Tony Foster, literary manager), H&R, Open. Only Los Angeles playwrights. Contact: Jon Rivera

The Porters of Hellsgate
11323 Herbert St.
Culver City, CA 90066
(310) 497-2884
H&R, Limited. The Porters of Hellsgate is a new classical theater company under the artistic direction of Charles Pasternak. Contact:
Eddie Castuera, executive director; Jack Leahy, executive director

The Production Company
See Chandler Studio Theatre Center in “Under 100 Seats” section

Red Dog Squadron
M (electronic submissions only), Limited. Contact: Brad Raider and James Roday, co–artistic directors

Reprise! Broadway's Best
1575 Westwood Blvd., Ste. 204
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Mail: 1640 Fifth St., Ste. 206
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 319-1111
Fax: (310) 319-1107
Open. Performs at UCLA Freud Playhouse. Contact: Jason Alexander, artistic director; Susan Dietz, producing director

ricardo Montalban Repertory Theatre Company
1615 N. Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 850-2655
R-VA, H&R, M. Membership, Closed

Rogue Machine
c/o Theatre Theater
5041 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
H&R, M (email submissions to Contact: John Perrin Flynn, co–artistic director; Elina De Santos, co–artistic director; Matthew Elkins, producing director; Henry Murray, literary

Rubicon Theatre Company
(Rubicon Theatre)
Mail: 1006 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 667-2900
H&R (attn: Lisa Jackson, casting), M (call first), W, Company. Contact: Karyl Lynn Burns and Jim O’Neil, co–artistic directors

Rude Guerrilla Theater Company
(at The Empire Theatre)
202 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 547-4688
Contact: Dave Barton, Jay Michael Fraley, co–artistic directors

Shakespeare Festival/LA
Mail: 1238 W. First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 481-2273
H&R (March or April mostly), W (youth), Membership, Open. Contact: Ben Donnenberg, artistic director; Tomas Benitez, director of development; Regina Cabrera, membership and communications

Southern California Jewish Repertory Theatre
5850 W. Third St., Ste. 234
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 293-7257
H&R, M, Membership, Open. Adults and children. Contact: David Ellenstein, Maury Ginsberg, co–artistic directors; Alan Friedenthal, managing director

The Syzygy Theatre Group
Mail: 1125 E. Broadway #67
Glendale, CA 91205-1315
(323) 254-9328
M (see website for guidelines), W, Membership, Limited. While eligible to work under the 99-Seat Plan, pays actors through LOA contracts with Actors’ Equity Association. Martin Bedoian, artistic director; Katherine Bedoian, managing director

Theatre 40
(Reuben Cordova Theatre at Beverly Hills High School)
241 Moreno Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Mail: P.O. Box 5401
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 364-3606
H&R, D, Limited. Seating: 99. Contact: David Hunt Stafford, artistic director

Theatre Banshee
3435 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91595
(818) 846-5323
R-VA, H&R, M, Membership, Limited. Contact: Sean Branney

Theatre Neo
Mail: P.O. Box 48553
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 769-5858
M, D ($15 month), W (open to all), Limited. Contact: Wendy Worthington, artistic director; David St. James, communications

Theatre Unleashed
15335 Morrison St., Ste. 145
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 497-3701
H&R, M. Equity 99-Seat company. Productions are at varying locations. Contact: Andrew Moore, director of development; Jim Martyka, director of publicity

Towne Street Theatre
Mail: 4101 Budlong Ave., #4
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(213) 624-4796
M, H&R, D, W (adult and children’s), Membership, Limited. Send H&R and M to Veronica Thompson, 5215 Rosemead Blvd., #C, San Gabriel, CA 91776. Contact: Nancy Cheryll Davis-Bellamy, artistic-producing director

Vitality Productions
Mail: 746 S. Los Angeles St., Ste. 506
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(646) 206-6527
H&R, M, Limited. Described by members as a hip, young community of trained actors striving to be the little company that could and having fun while making a difference. Contact: Liz Vital and Nick Mills

Vox Humana Theatre Company
P.O. Box 93338
Los Angeles, CA 90093
(323) 769-5794 Contact: Lisa Guzman, company manager

Vs. Theatre Company
Mail: P.O. Box 2293
Los Angeles, CA 91610
(323) 816-2471
H&R, W (Annual Master Class), Open. Focuses on producing West Coast/Los Angeles premieres from the best contemporary playwrights around. Contact: Johnny Clark or Kimberly-Rose Wolter, co–artistic directors; Ron Klier, literary director

West Coast Ensemble
c/o Jaffee and Associates LLC (business mgmnt.)
3151 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Ste. 107
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 876-9337
H&R, M, D ($45 month),
Membership, Limited. Contact Les Hanson, artistic director

Whittier Community Theatre
The Center Theatre
7630 S. Washington Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602
Mail: P.O. Box 601
Whittier, CA 90608
(562) 693-1105
Open. Seating: 403. Contact: Richard Devicariis

Will and Company
At The Ricardo Montalban Theatre
1615 N. Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 461-0093
H&R, W, Touring Company, Limited

Women in Theatre
Mail: 11684 Ventura Blvd., #444
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 763-5222
M, H&R, D ($50 annually), men also welcome, W, Membership. Quarterly meetings. Monthly board meetings, luncheons, play readings, plus special events. Contact: Talmadge Ragan, president; scripts to Justine Visione, play-reading chair

Write Act Repertory Company
6125 Carlos Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 469-3113
Write Act Rep Theatre
6128 Yucca Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
R, H&R, M, W, D, Membership, Limited (actors, writers, directors, designers, and technicians). Contact: John Lant, producing artistic director

Zoo District
Mail: P.O. Box 29106
Hollywood, CA 90029
(818) 613-4265
Membership. Contact: Kristi Schultz, artistic director; Kristi Webber, managing director