When did you figure out why, how, and which kinds of theatre moved you? Our new, free program for high school students—Teen Theatregoers—is bringing a group of young people to Center Theatre Group productions to see live theatre, talk about it, and learn more about their own taste in art with theatre professionals from November 2018 – May 2019. Our inaugural cohort kicked the experience off at Dear Evan Hansen. In addition, they are seeing three of these five shows: Valley of the Heart, Come From Away, Cinderella, Lackawanna Blues, and Falsettos.

Program Information

Participation is free and students will receive two tickets, one for themselves and one ticket for a guest, for select performances.


Arts-interested high school students ages 13–18 who reside in Los Angeles County are eligible to apply. We’re looking for teens who want to see and discuss live theatre with one another. No theatre experience is required!

Location & Transportation

Meetings take place at the Center Theatre Group offices located in The Music Center Annex, 601 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, and performances take place the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum, both located at 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Teen Theatregoers Are Required to Attend:

Participants are required to attend four complimentary performances during the course of the program. The entire group will see Dear Evan Hansen together, and participants will see three more performances of their choice on dates of their choice (subject to availability) at the Ahmanson and/or Taper from November 2018 – May 2019.

Participants are required to attend the following meetings:

  1. Opening Discussion, Lunch, and Performance of Dear Evan Hansen: Sunday, Nov 18, 2018, 11am & 4pm (includes performance time).
  2. Mid-Point Discussion and Dinner: Thursday, Feb 21, 2019, 4:30–6pm (no performance).
  3. Closing Discussion and Dinner: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 4:30–6pm (no performance).
  4. Students will receive one ticket for Dear Evan Hansen for November 18, 2018, plus two tickets for three additional performances for themselves and a guest of any age. The total time commitment is approximately 15 hours—most of it as an audience member!

    If you have questions about this application or need assistance, please contact Felipe M. Sanchez at TeenTheatregoers@CTGLA.org or 213.972.7587.