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 two recently produced productions from local theatre companies as part of the Kirk Douglas Theatre season.

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 an additional show.

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.

Due to the unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19, Block Party 2020 has been postponed. Center Theatre Group has made a commitment to IAMA Theatre Company's production of Canyon and Sacred Fools Theater Company's production of The Art Couple and are exploring ways to honor that commitment in our coming season. An extension of the guidelines for the 2022 application would include plays that would have applied in 2021. A formal season announcement will be made once we have a better sense of when our theatres can begin operating again. Please feel free to send any questions or inquiries to

Block Party 2020 Visiting Companies Include

  • Sacred Fools
  • IAMA Theatre