AS OF APRIL 13, 2020

With Los Angeles County progressing through the state’s tiered reopening framework, and with vaccines being made available on an expedited timeline (please get vaccinated!), we are heartened and hopeful that a return to in-person theatre at the Ahmanson is possible in 2021. The past 14 months have been challenging for all of us—particularly in the performing arts—and we have just a few more months to go.

We now expect the 2021/22 Ahmanson Season to begin on November 30, 2021 with the Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol. It will certainly be a joyous occasion when we open the season with this “enchanting spectacle” (The Hollywood Reporter) in time for the holidays. We are also pleased to announce a new addition to the season: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, coming straight to the Ahmanson off its critically acclaimed run on the West End.

The full season lineup for seven-show subscription packages includes these incredible shows:

A Christmas Carol
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
The Lehman Trilogy
Dear Evan Hansen
The Prom

Come From Away will also be making a return engagement to the Ahmanson, this time as a special add-on to season packages. We can't think of a better season to celebrate a return to the theatre.

The previously announced shows 1776, Ain’t Too Proud—The Life & Times of The Temptations, and Les Misérables have been rescheduled to future seasons.

We are continuing to finalize season planning for the Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre, and will update you soon. The Taper season will include the previously announced Slave Play and the Douglas season will include the previously announced Tambo & Bones. We will be in touch with you later this spring with updates as our planning continues to evolve.

We are also readying our theatres and investing in your health and safety, which you can learn more about in this recent Los Angeles Times article. The California guidelines are a giant piece of the puzzle, but there are a number of other pieces we will still need to put together. In addition to clarity from local officials, we will need to work with Equity and our other stage unions. And, of course, it takes a great amount of negotiations, rehearsals, design and production work to get a show up and onto the stage, both for our own locally produced shows and the touring works we often present.


For Ahmanson subscribers who have already renewed your subscription, there is nothing you need to do at this time. We’ll be in touch this summer with further updates as to how these changes impact your particular package.

If you have not renewed your Ahmanson subscription, we will continue to hold your seats for the upcoming season with an opportunity to renew your subscription this summer.

If you would like to join the season as a new Ahmanson subscriber, please call Subscriber Services at 213.972.4444, subscriptions are not available online at this time. You can also sign up for our email list to be notified when subscriptions go on sale this summer.

For Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre subscribers, no action is needed at this time. We will be in touch with you later this spring with updates as our plans finalize.

If you are able, please consider making a tax-deductible gift to Center Theatre Group, as individual contributions are making up 90% of our drastically-reduced budget this year. Your gift will enable us to continue serving our audiences, students, and educators through the Digital Stage and virtual education programming while our theatres are dark.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at or call us at 213.972.4444 (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm). No matter the amount, we value your support.

For previous Health & Safety updates, visit our archived page.