Established in 1962 Theatre West is an internationally acclaimed non profit arts organization and the oldest continually running theatre company in Los Angeles.

Our productions have toured both sides of the Atlantic, including the Edinburgh and Dublin Festivals, New York City, Atlanta, South Carolina, Seattle, San Francisco, and throughout California.

Over the years Theatre West’s plays have transferred to Broadway (Spoon River Anthology, Aesop in Central Park), to feature films (A Bronx Tale, Faithful) and have been published (Acting: The First Six Lessons, Thicker Than Water). Two recent original plays (Our Man In Santiago) and (Eisenhower: This Piece Of Ground), premiered at Theatre West and shortly thereafter opened Off-Broadway.

Our work has been applauded with Tony Awards, Obies, Ovations Award Nominations, 9 LA Drama Critics Awards, Valley Theatre Awards, 7 NAACP Image Awards, and over 130 Drama-Logue Awards. Internationally, we have been nominated by the BBC for the Best of the Fringe, and awarded the coveted Cover of the Scotsman at the Edinburgh Festival, as well as Best Ensemble Award at the Dublin Festival. We have also been honored at the annual Charlie Awards presented by The Hollywood Arts Council.

Some of Hollywood’s brightest lights have made Theatre West their artistic home, including Betty Garrett, Lee Meriwether, Richard Dreyfuss, Carroll O’Connor, Harold Gould, Beau Bridges, Martin Landau, Bridget Hanley and Philip Abbott.

A new generation of actors and writers, continues to keep the legacy of its founding members alive with a commitment to expanding their artistic boundaries and to creating original and compelling works.



Office & Box Office: 323-851-4839


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Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Boulevard West
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Theatre West is located at 3333 Cahuenga Blvd West, LA, CA, 90068, off the 101, in the Cahuenga Pass, between Barham and Lankershim, just down the block from Universal Studios.

Note: Metro Bus Stop 156 drops off at Cahuenga Blvd West and Oakshire (North and South)

Parking is across the street for $10 — card only, no cash.


Box office opens 1 hour prior to performances for walk up sales and will call pick up. To purchase tickets in advance click here or call our secure box office line to leave a reservation.

Rent Theatre West

Theatre West is available for producers to stage their own plays, or for film and TV shoots.

Stage Productions
(6pm-11pm for evening shows, 12pm-5pm for matinees.)

(minimum 2 hours.)

Rehearsal room
(minimum two hours.)

Film and Television Shoots
Negotiable. Price is based on shooting needs and requirements.

For more information Call 323-851-4839 or
Email our main office

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Mission Statement
The mission of Theatre West is to nurture and develop theatre artists by giving them the opportunity to expand their talents and skills through workshops and public performances and to serve the community with invigorating educational programs.

Vision Statement
We believe in the art of theatre to educate, enlighten and entertain. We nurture, cultivate and foster vibrant theatre artists, and we provoke our audiences with plays that reflect the human condition.


Fifty-nine years ago, a small group of New York and LA based actors founded Theatre West to create a safe space to hone their craft, challenge their talent, and present works they felt passionate about. Today, Theatre West has grown to include over 125 actors, writers, directors, producers, and stage managers. For 39 years, Theatre West has also been home to Storybook Theatre, a children's interactive theatrical experience. Our mission has always been to entertain and inspire YOU, our treasured Patrons and Donors, and we are extremely grateful for your generosity over the years. Your support today enables us to continue presenting compelling stories that move, inspire, and speak truth to the human condition. We also remain committed to giving back to the community. Thank you to all of our Patrons and Donors!

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Educating Teachers

We have offered some 2,000 professionals over 5,000 workshops in acting, musical comedy, playwriting, Shakespeare, and improvisation – making art and creating a fun curriculum utilizing vocabulary, math, history, and geography.


Theatre West routinely gives back to the community through benefits for local schools, the Valley Jewish Storefront, Hollygrove Orphanage, S.T.A.G.E., APLA, Concern II, and has raised thousands of dollars for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights A.I.D.S.




The artist members of Theatre West follow the precepts of Hamlet in his Advice to the Players believing “the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is, to hold, as ‘twere, the mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure.”

The Arts are a mirror, and we use it to reflect almost every experience known to humankind. However, Art also allows us to scrutinize the present, reflect on the past, and ponder the future. We at Theatre West realize that our goals, and the goals of every theatre across the country, must be to work even harder to create a safe artistic home for an ever more diverse group of Actors, Playwrights, Directors, Musicians and Designers. To offer a public platform for the voices of all peoples, especially the marginalized and the oppressed. To decry bigotry and discrimination with a roar that can penetrate our country’s daily din. And if we are honest and courageous, we can hold that truth-telling mirror up to both the ugliness and the beauty of our society in the belief that it will help effect discussion, understanding and change.

Storybook Theatre

Since 1984 Storybook Theatre has been part of our company, honored by The United States Senate and House of Representatives, The County Board of Supervisors, the City Council of Los Angeles and Mayor’s Office. Storybook presents non-threatening, interactive musical theater appropriate for children 3-9 years old.

Education Program K-5

Theatre West’s qualified teaching staff goes into LAUSD classroom and uses theater skills to present positive and invigorating educational instruction that meet California Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) standards.