AS OF: October 2, 2020 at 10:00am

We miss you. We miss your laughter, your ovations, your gathering with friends and family in our theatres. We can't wait for us to be together again, and we continue to closely monitor updates from officials. Do know that we remain committed to our anticipated reopening of the 54th Ahmanson Season next spring, and are continuing our season planning for the Taper and Douglas; we expect to share further updates for all three theatres later this fall. Meanwhile, we hope that you'll enjoy many of the exciting virtual programs we’ve announced on our The Digital Stage.

AS OF: June 16, 2020 at 10:00am

We will not be able to reopen the Ahmanson until 2021. Please know that we have worked through every possible scenario for reopening, and with the health and safety of our audiences, artists, and staff as our top priority.

View the status of spring/summer 2020 productions.

2021—54th Season

Currently, we expect the seven-production Ahmanson Season to begin with Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird in April 2021. We are working to reschedule a number of productions, and we remain committed to presenting a full season of world-class theatre. We look forward to providing regular updates about rescheduled productions and performance dates as we are able. We are confident that we will see you at the theatre next year.

Our 54th Season will include To Kill a Mockingbird as well as The Prom, Come From Away, and Ain’t Too Proud. We are in the process of rescheduling Hadestown, Dear Evan Hansen, The Lehman Trilogy, and Les Misérables.

Ahmanson Production Status

To Kill a Mockingbird
2021 Season
The Prom
2021 Season
Come From Away
2021 Season
Ain’t Too Proud
2021 Season
Hadestown
Dates to Be Announced
Dear Evan Hansen
Dates to Be Announced
The Lehman Trilogy
Dates to Be Announced
Les Misérables
Dates to Be Announced

If you are a subscriber and have already renewed your subscription, thank you. We are grateful for your patience and understanding, and there is nothing you need to do at this time. If you haven’t yet renewed your subscription, no problem. We will continue to hold your seats, and guarantee them to you when we are able to provide an update on season planning. (Please read about our Subscription Investment Promise. It’s our commitment to you, for your investment in us.)

Our season planning for the Taper and Douglas continues to evolve and progress. We do know that we cannot open our 2020/21 Season this fall as we had hoped. We will be in touch with you regularly with updates.

We look forward to being together in 2021. Your support and commitment to Center Theatre Group are vital to our operations and appreciated now more than ever. And if you feel strongly that you want to do more to ensure the future of Los Angeles theatre, please consider making a donation to our Art Goes On: Emergency Giving Fund. Donations now through the end of June are being matched at 100% by generous members of our Board.

For reference, below is a summary status of spring/summer 2020 shows:

2019/20 Season

The Book of Mormon
Canceled after March 11
The Antipodes
Canceled
King James
Canceled; to be rescheduled
Block Party 2020
Canceled
Sakina’s Restaurant
Canceled
1776
Canceled; rescheduled to 2022
Once on This Island
Canceled

If you have tickets to one of the shows mentioned above, we are able to offer credit toward a future purchase or a full refund. Please email tickets@ctgla.org or call us at 213.628.2772 Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm so that we may process your request.. We encourage you to please consider donating the cost of your tickets to our Art Goes On: Emergency Giving Fund.

AS OF: May 28, 2020 at 10:00am

The national tour of Les Misérables has postponed their engagement at the Ahmanson. We are working to announce new dates for this production. Subscribers don't need to take any action, as we'll be sharing more information about our 2020/2021 Season as soon as possible, and we look forward to seeing you at the theatre when it's safe to gather again.

AS OF: March 30, 2020 at 5:45pm

We are truly in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 crisis is something we have never seen in our lifetime, in the world at large and in its implications for our theatre community. Given the uncertainty about public gatherings and when such activities will be safe to resume, due to circumstances beyond our control we must postpone our upcoming productions of 1776 at the Ahmanson Theatre, King James at the Mark Taper Forum, and Sakina’s Restaurant at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. We remain committed to re-opening our theatres in the fall, including with our full Ahmanson 2020/21 Season and our soon-to-be-announced Taper and Douglas seasons.

For patrons with tickets to Once on This Island, which has already been postponed, we continue to explore all options, including the possibility of joining with other theatres to remount this production in the 2020/21 Season. We are also in the process of securing a slot for 1776 in the Ahmanson 2021/22 Season, immediately following its Broadway engagement.

We are contacting current ticket holders via email, but please contact tickets@ctgla.org if you have any questions. We are processing thousands of responses each day, and as you can imagine it is a time-consuming process. In order to allow for safe social distancing, our phone room is currently closed. We will address your responses as soon as possible.

Thank you for patience and understanding as we navigate this challenge. We sincerely hope you and your loved ones are doing well. In these most difficult of times, we must keep our entire community safe, and that will remain the most important factor in how we continue to respond to the current moment. Your ongoing support of Center Theatre Group is deeply appreciated and vital as we continue our mission to serve the diverse audiences of Los Angeles. We look forward to the moment when we can once again raise the curtain and celebrate the power of theatre with you.

AS OF: March 20, 2020 at 10am

As you know, the ongoing response to COVID-19/novel coronavirus has been quickly evolving. In accordance with the latest government and public health orders that large venues remain closed through April 19, 2020, we are exploring all options for our previously scheduled production of Once on This Island at the Ahmanson Theatre, including the possibility of rescheduling. For all patrons currently holding tickets to this production, we ask that you please wait for us to contact you about your options. Our sales teams are set up remotely and working as quickly as possible to handle all ticketing needs resulting from the ongoing situation.

We have been looking forward to this engagement for a very long time and are hopeful that we are able to secure a future for this show.

Thank you for patience and understanding as we navigate this difficult time. Your ongoing support of Center Theatre Group is deeply appreciated and absolutely vital as we continue our mission to serve the diverse audiences of Los Angeles. We look forward to the moment when we can once again raise the curtain and celebrate the power of theatre with you.


AS OF: March 18, 2020 at 10am

The business of issuing ticket refunds is a workload of some magnitude. In order to allow for safe social distancing, our phone room is currently closed while we explore ways for operators to work remotely. Rest assured that we are meeting the challenge with as much speed and efficiency as we can. Please email any questions or concerns to Tickets@CTGLA.org, which we are actively monitoring. We greatly appreciate your patience.


AS OF: March 12, 2020 at 1:30pm

Dear members of our Center Theatre Group family,

As you know, the ongoing response to COVID-19/novel coronavirus has been quickly evolving. To comply with the overnight directive of the California Department of Public Health and a mandate from the County of Los Angeles, we are immediately canceling all performances of The Book of Mormon, The Antipodes, and Block Party's The Art Couple and Canyon at the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Kirk Douglas Theatre to help lessen the spread of the virus. It is imperative that we act on the advice of government officials, public health authorities, and medical professionals.

The need to cancel a production is never easy, as it impacts many people in our community, including our dedicated staff, artists, and craftspeople. However, in these most difficult of times, we must keep our entire community safe, and that will remain the most important factor in how we continue to respond to the current moment.

As of this moment these are the only shows we have cancelled. We will continue sending updates as information becomes available. If you are concerned about future performances or productions this season, we have a flexible exchange policy. We ask that you wait a few days before reaching out to the box office so we can prioritize handling immediate ticket buyers impacted by the current cancellations.

We will keep you updated as new information becomes available. We are contacting current ticket holders via email, but please contact tickets@ctgla.org if you have any questions.

Your ongoing support of Center Theatre Group is deeply appreciated and absolutely vital as we continue our mission to serve the diverse audiences of Los Angeles by producing and presenting theatre of the highest caliber, by nurturing new artists, by attracting new audiences, and by developing youth outreach and arts education programs.

We look forward to the moment that we can once again raise the curtain at the Ahmanson, Taper, and Douglas and celebrate the power of theatre with you.

Sincerely,

Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director
Meghan Pressman, Managing Director/CEO