Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre

Block Party is a Center Theatre Group initiative focused on supporting and highlighting Los Angeles area theatres through the sharing of audiences, ideas, and resources. Los Angeles is home to over 250 theatre companies—including more small theatres than New York—featuring an abundance of talent, diversity, and ingenuity. To celebrate the vibrant theatre of our city, Block Party presents three recently produced productions from local theatre companies as part of the Kirk Douglas Theatre season. We’re proud to be entering our second year of highlighting some of the best work our region has to offer for our audiences, sharing our resources and reach with companies that are new to us, and encouraging collaboration and stronger relationships among the Los Angeles theatre community.

Each Block Party production appears at the Douglas for a two-week run; Season Ticket Members receive tickets to one show with the option of adding additional shows.

Block Party was designed to strengthen relationships within our community, create additional avenues for Center Theatre Group to become familiar with local playwrights, actors, directors, and designers, and create conversation and collaboration between Center Theatre Group staff and the staff at companies throughout Los Angeles.

The deadline for the new, streamlined Block Party application has been extended to June 6, 2017. By simplifying the application process this year, we hope to encourage as many eligible productions to become a part of the Block Party program. If you are a 99-seat or less theatre company, we would love to see your work! And as always, please feel free to call or email us with any questions or concerns leading up to the extended deadline.

Information Session

If you were unable to attend our informational session at the Kirk Douglas Theatre on May 22, 2017, you can watch the video recording below.

Our Inaugural Visiting Companies Included

  • Coeurage Theatre Company
  • The Echo Theater Company
  • The Fountain Theatre Company