From classic favorites to thought-provoking new work to family programming, there is something for everyone. On our beautiful and historic main stage, we bring to life relevant and entertaining stories that contribute to the cultural dialogue of our times, raising expectations of what theater can be.

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PlayWorks nurtures new works through readings, workshops and development productions, inviting our audiences to a unique role in the creative process.



With a free TeenTix Pass, 13-19 year olds may purchase tickets for $5.

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Throughout the year we offer free community events, like holiday gatherings, public workshops and partner events to engage and connect with our community.


NextGen is the Playhouse’s new community development program, geared towards bringing together new groups of people to fresh and dynamic events and happenings.

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Engage in lively dialogue with artists and renowned experts through our pre/post show talks and stand alone events. PlayhouseTalks brings our community together in dialogue.



We offer classes in the dramatic arts for all ages and skill levels throughout the year.

Talking Sondheim

A virtual class series for anyone interested in learning more about Stephen Sondheim, his works, and how he flipped the script on the American musical theater. Taught by Sondheim expert and scholar Gail Leondar-Wright, students of all ages will be immersed in the masterful theater creator’s brilliant rhymes, diving deep into legendary songs like “Finishing the Hat” (Sunday in the Park with George), “Send in the Clowns” and “The Miller’s Son” (A Little Night Music).

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Musical Theater Bootcamp

Pasadena-area high school students: apply to be part of Pasadena Playhouse’s first ever Musical Theater Boot Camp! Students focus on the audition process rather than a production, allowing them to enter the college application season with a repertoire of monologues and songs, as well as the skills needed to find material appropriate for their age and type. From 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, industry professionals and guest artists will instruct students in acting, singing, dancing, movement, theater history and the college theater landscape. Each session culminates in a showcase for family and friends.

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