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“Center Theatre Group is where you will find other learners, teachers, creators, and lovers of theatre. I enthusiastically invite you to get engaged to make experiencing theatre part of what it means to live and learn in Los Angeles.”
– Leslie K. Johnson
Director of Education and Community Partnerships

Education and Community Partnerships

Welcome! Explore all of the ways that you can get involved with our award-winning education and engagement programs.

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Our comprehensive vision builds on our history of success: providing more access to students, youth, families and community members, bridging school and work, investing in educators, and supporting quality theatre education in classrooms.

Center Theatre Group’s Education and Community Partnerships programs advance the organization’s mission in three key ways: 

Audiences
Inspiring current and future audiences to discover theatre and its connection to their lives

Emerging Artists
Investing in the training, support and development of emerging, young and early careers artists and arts professionals who are the future of our field

Educators
Contributing to the community-wide efforts to improve the quality and scope of arts education in Los Angeles

Program Sponsors

Education and Community Partnerships receives generous support from the Dream Fund at UCLA Donor Advised Fund, Laura & James Rosenwald & Orinocco Foundation, Eva & Marc Stern, the Artists & Educators Forum, Center Theatre Group Corporate Circle and the Center Theatre Group Affiliates, a volunteer organization dedicated to bringing innovative theatre and creative education to the young people of Los Angeles.

Additional support for Education and Community Partnerships is provided by The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, the Employees Community Fund of Boeing California, The Sascha Brastoff Foundation, The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation, Brookside Fund, the Brotman Foundation of California, Diana Buckhantz & Vladimir & Araxia Buckhantz Foundation, the Carol and James Collins Foundation, the Culver City Education Foundation, the James A. Doolittle Foundation, the Fineshriber Family Foundation, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, the Lawrence P. Frank Foundation, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, The Green Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Education Endowment, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Music Center Fund for the Performing Arts, the Kenneth T. & Eileen L. Norris Foundation, Playa Vista, Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund and the Weingart Foundation.

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Photo Credit

Main image: (Left) Students at a performance of Spring Awakening. Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging. (Center) Emerging artists working at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Photo by Center Theatre Group. (Right) Educators at a Target Young Audiences Program conference. Photo by Center Theatre Group.