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.

Go to Shows and Events


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.

Director’s Lab West

Pasadena Playhouse hosts Director’s Lab West, an annual 8-day summer intensive for stage directors and choreographers in the Los Angeles theater community. By application-only, Director’s Lab West is part conference, part workshop and part focused discussion geared towards directors and choreographers as a platform to meet and exchange ideas.

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USC New Works Festival

The thesis plays of the USC graduating MFA in Dramatic Writing cohort are presented as concert readings with professional actors and directors. USC New Works Festival is a partnership with Pasadena Playhouse, a continuation of the theater’s 100-year commitment to cultivating playwrights and original works.