To serve our diverse community with quality theatre, a strong education program, and provocative-socially significant, classic and contemporary productions. To nurture and cultivate artists and audiences alike, encouraging the participation of all interested individuals.
Established in 1929, the Long Beach Playhouse is a landmark in the City of Long Beach. Located at 5021 East Anaheim Street (across from Recreation Park), the Playhouse produces 13 shows annually with a new play or musical every three weeks on the The Mainstage, or upstairs in the Studio Theater. Long Beach’s flagship theater cuts across age, gender, ethnic, and cultural boundaries while being supported through ticket sales, season subscriptions, generous donations, and membership support.
We offer our patrons:
* Quality productions at affordable prices
* Two beautiful air conditioned theaters
* Comfortable intimate seating close to the stage
* Refreshments and musical entertainment before curtain and during intermissions.
* Art and sculpture exhibits in our Gallery
* Convenient, easy-to-reach location close to Garden Grove, San Diego and 605 freeways
* A really nice bunch of people who like what they do!
* Open year-round
The Mainstage has a thrust stage with horseshoe seating for 200 on three sides. Contemporary and classic dramas, comedies are presented on the Mainstage each season.
The Studio Theater, a 98-seat Equity Waiver Theater, has a proscenium stage on which experimental and adult-oriented works are performed.
We also offer:
* Ongoing adult acting workshops
* Summer youth workshops in acting, vocal music, and dance
* Student Educational Outreach Program
* Internships in costumes, scenery, graphic design, and theater management.
* Admission-free staged readings of original plays
* Special fundraising performances for your non-profit organization
* Reciprocal links with Internet organizations that list this site: Links
Approximately 34,000 persons attend the Playhouse productions annually. The excellent quality of Playhouse productions is widely recognized throughout Southern California and both the Mainstage and Studio Theater consistently receive awards and critical acclaim. Season subscriptions are available for both theater.