At Center Theatre Group and under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, we believe theatre creates an extraordinary connection between artists and audiences that only starts on the stage. Theatre creates the energy that feeds a city, a culture, and a society. Theatre reflects the community it serves. As one of the nation’s most influential nonprofit theatre companies, we proudly continue our 50-year tradition of using the art of theatre to broaden horizons and illuminate new perspectives.
We entertain. We create. We engage. We inspire. We put theatre at the center of it all.
At our three theatres—the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre—we invite audiences to experience the broadest range of theatrical entertainment in the country. We produce and present the most celebrated shows straight from Broadway, thought-provoking and lively stories that help us understand our complicated world, and adventurous new plays from fresh voices.
Over the past decade, we’ve commissioned 65 shows and produced 40 world premieres, making us one of the nation’s leading producers of ambitious new works. We cultivate artists of all generations, contributing to the cultural scene in and beyond Los Angeles by hosting workshops, nurturing playwrights, supporting local theatres, and creating art by and with the community.
We encourage our audiences and our community to take a play off the stage and into their lives. Our interactive programs—from community-based art and digital content to donor experiences and pre- and post-show events—reach across generations, demographics, and circumstance.
Our award-winning education programs support the next generation of theatregoers, artists, and artisans, encouraging them to learn more about themselves, the world, and the arts.
Through magical moments at the Ahmanson, daring new perspectives at the Taper, captivating experiences at the Douglas, transformative educational programs, and artistic initiatives that help feed Los Angeles’s vibrant theatrical community, we put theatre at the center of it all.