The Center Theatre Group Teen Theatregoers program brings together teens, ages 14–18.

When did you figure out why, how, and which kinds of theatre moved you? Our 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 January – May 2022.

Program Information

Participation is free and students will receive two tickets, one for themselves and one ticket for a guest, for select performances, and attend virtual group discussions with theatre professionals and their peers.

Eligibility

Arts-interested high school students ages 14-18 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!

IMPORTANT Covid-19 Health & Safety: Center Theatre Group is committed to following current City, State, County, and CDC guidance for reducing the spread of COVID-19. All Center Theatre Group staff are required to be fully vaccinated and all audiences and program participants are required to provide proof of vaccination when arriving at the theatre, for performances, and program related events. Health policies are subject to change during the course of the program, per current City, State, County, and CDC guidance.

If the interested participant is not fully vaccinated and if you have questions regarding this health and safety policy, please contact Felipe M. Sanchez, Program Manager at fsanchez@ctgla.org.

For the most updated health and safety information for our theatres, visit Center Theatre Group’s Health & Safety webpage.

Location

Group Discussions will take place via Zoom, and performances will take place the Ahmanson Theatre, and Mark Taper Forum, both located at 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 and the Kirk Douglas Theatre, located at 9820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232.

Teen Theatregoers are required to attend:

Participants are required to attend five complimentary performances during the course of the program. For the program orientation, the entire group will see the musical Everybody is Talking About Jamie at the Ahmanson Theatre and the musical Come From Away for our closing discussion. In addition, participants will see three more performances of their choice on dates of their choice (subject to availability) at the Ahmanson, Taper and/or Kirk Douglas Theatres from January – May 2022. Participants are required to attend the following meetings:

  • Opening Discussion, and Performance of Everybody is Talking About Jamie: Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 4:30pm to 9:30pm (includes performance time)
  • Virtual Discussion 1: Thursday, February 24, 2022, 4:30-6:30pm (no performance)
  • Virtual Discussion 2: Thursday, March 24, 2022, 4:30-6:30pm (no performance)
  • Virtual Discussion 3: Thursday, April 28, 2022, 4:30-6:30pm (no performance)
  • Closing Discussion, and Performance of the musical Come From Away: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm (includes performance time)

Students will receive one ticket for Everybody is Talking about Jamie for January 16, 2022, plus two tickets for three additional performances at Center Theatre Group for themselves and a guest of any age. In addition, students will receive one ticket for Come From Away for May 31, 2022. The total time commitment is about 15 hours—most of it as an audience member!

Important: Please note that performances are subject to change. If your performance is cancelled or if your tickets need to be rescheduled for reasons beyond our control, you will receive a notification of postponement or cancellation from Center Theatre Group’s Box Office and the Theatregoers Program Manager.

Program Application

How to Submit Your Application

Applications are due by 5pm, Wednesday, November 17, 2021.

Fill out all areas of the Google form application. Late applications cannot be considered. You will receive an email notification when your application is submitted and you and your parent/guardian will receive a separate email confirmation that your application is complete. Please check your email: We will email you on or before Friday, December 3, 2021 to let you know if you are selected to be in the 2022 Teen Theatregoers Program. If you have questions about the application process or need assistance, please contact Felipe M. Sanchez at Theatregoers@CTGLA.org.

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