West Hollywood has always been a theatrical town, with just a small handful of theatres and acting schools within its boundaries.
The City supports theatre through:
- Promotion of local theatre productions
- Connecting artists and local theatres with our Theatre Initiative/Rental Guide
- Funding of local non-profit theatre groups through our Arts Grant Program
- Hosting outdoor theatre productions through our Free Theatre in the Parks program
- Hosting staged readings at the West Hollywood Library
Did you know there's only 3 operating theatres physically in the City of West Hollywood? We are helping build a database of space where artists can perform or show artwork. Join the effort by registering your space!! http://bit.ly/altartspace
West Hollywood Theatres - these area venues present regular theatrical productions:
The following acting schools occasionally present public performances, as well as have acting classes:
Theatre Rentals/Rehearsal Space
For an easy overview of theatres in WeHo download our guide to theatre rentals.
Celebrating New Works - a bi-monthly staged reading series of new works by LGBTQ artists, performed in the City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted. Free validated parking in the Five Story Public/Park Parking Structure. For more info visit: www.facebook.com/Celebrationthtr or check our calendar. This series may contain mature themes.
Additional readings are presented by the LA County Public Library. For a list of productions visit our calendar.
One City One Pride is the City's celebration of Pride Month through LGBTQ Arts that takes place from Harvey Milk Day through the end of June. Typically there are a number of theatrical performances presented through One City One Pride.
Beginning in 2016 we are excited to announce a special collaboration with Hollywood Fringe. For more info click here.
For more info on our LGBTQ Theatre programming taking place in June please visit www.weho.org/pride.
The Classical Theatre Lab production of The Country Wife.
Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. from September 17 to October 23.
Kings Road Park, 1000 N. Kings Rd.
William Wycherley’s comic masterpiece, The Country Wife, is a 1675 sex romp and is perhaps the bawdiest of Restoration comedies. Wycherley's play introduces Horner, who claims to be impotent so that husbands and guardians will suppose him a safe companion for their women. His ruse fools the men of London ensuring Horner his way with any and every woman, especially the beautiful, naïve and newly married Margery. In his rollicking comedy Wycherley satirizes marriage, infidelity, jealousy, and love.
“I love to be envied, and would not marry a wife that I alone could love. … I love to have rivals in a wife; they make her seem to a man still but as a kept mistress.”
Chairs provided for seating at the park. Reservations: 323-960-5691 or email@example.com. Online at www.classicaltheatrelab.org. Paid parking in Kings Road parking structure, or street parking.
Classical Theatre Lab Staged Reading Series:
Location: West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, 625 N. San Vicente
- Ghost Stories, Saturday, October 29, 2016.
- Lex Julia, Saturday, November 19, 2016.
- Much Ado About Nothing, Saturday, December 10, 2016.
As part of the City's Free Theatre in the Parks program, Celebration Theatre presents free indoor staged readings with the support of the City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts (www.weho.org/arts). Seating is provided. Free admission. No RSVP is necessary. All shows start at 2 pm.
SST Productions The Lady with the Little Dog
Location: Great Hall, Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
Saturday, September 10, 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 11, 6 p.m.
Friday, September 16, 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 17, 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 18, 6.p.m.
The Lady with the Little Dog is a musical adaptation of a short story by Anton Chekov. A holiday romance between a married man and a married woman in the resort town of Yalta, an episode taken lightly at the time by the man in question, returns to haunt him on his return to Moscow. He realizes over time that the woman he treated in cavalier fashion is in fact the great love of his life. The woman herself had already acknowledged the depth of her feeling for him. Though hundreds of miles apart the two find ways to spend brief, ecstatic times together until pressure from the woman's husband brings their liaison to an end. Though poignant at times, the story offers great charm and humor in its telling.
For more information visit http://sstproductions.org/.
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