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Live Theaters in Los Angeles

Theater in Los Angeles

Looking for something a bit different to do in? Take a second look at “The Theater”

Although not as many theaters as Broadway has, Los Angeles has its share of Theaters which put on great shows all year round.

Geffen Playhouse – A very intimate setting and big on developing new plays.
10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles 90024

Zephyr Theatre – Very small in the Melrose District
7456 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood 90046

Pantages Theater – Likely the crown jewel of LA. This historic Theatre has seen the likes of some of LA’s greatest pieces.
6233 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood 90028

Ahmanson Theatre – Downtown Theatre row, a bevy of plays hit this spot.
135 Norh Grand Ave, Los Angeles 90012

Pico Playhouse – Professional theatre which is open to experimental to established plays.
10508 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90064

Mark Taper Forum – Also owned by the Center Theatre Group in Downtown, this round theatre has hosted the likes of Martin Sheen and other great actors.
135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles 90012

Valley Performing Arts Center – A brand new facility at Cal State Northridge, large venue with big and small productions in their vast complex.
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge 91330

Theatre Asylum – Great location in Theatre Row in Hollywood, formerly the Elephant.
6320 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood 90038

Pasadena Playhouse – Large theatrical shows, great location for new plays needing a name for themselves.
39 S. El Molino Avenue, Pasadena 91101

Santa Monica Playhouse – Small, but two stages have been around since the 60s, nice productions.
1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, 90401

Skylight Theatre – 99-seats, has its own theatre company and active works through October
1816 1/2 N. Vermont, Los Angeles 90027

The Second City Hollywood- Improv shows, either from current classes of their conservatory group or repeat players, shows weekly.
6560 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028

Kirk Douglas Theatre – Beautiful location, wonderfully done, great productions.
9820 Washington Blvd, Culver City 90232

Kodak Theatre – (Now known at the Dolby) From the Academy Awards or whatever else it wants to host, this ultra modern facility can handle whatever wants to be here.
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028

Crown City Theatre Company – Resident director and actor, hosting Shakespeare in the Park near Pasadena.
11031 Camarillo Street, North Hollywood 91602

The MET Theatre – From experimental to raw works, has a pretty good celebrity draw.
1089 N. Oxford Avenue, Los Angeles 90029

God of Carnage at Ahmanson Theatre

If you haven’t yet bought the tickets for God of Carnage at Ahmanson Theatre, you must today! Final performances are this week and if you miss it you will no doubt regret it. Only in Los Angeles, only at the Ahmanson Theatre, only till the 29th of May. Get your tickets right away.

Carnage is the best seven-course meal you will ever have. Huffington Post describes it as “inspired, explosive performance. Theatre history to be witness on the stage of the Ahmanson.”

God of Carnage is about two married couples meeting to sort out a playground fight between their children. The Brooklyn couples start off well, with idle chit-chat and exchange of pleasantries, but as the liquor flows into the evening, the parents become increasingly childish and all hell breaks loose.

God of Carnage won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2009. It also won the Best Play and Best Direction and Best Actress In A Play at the 2009 Tony Awards.

Ben Brently of the New York Times wrote: “Never underestimate the pleasure of watching really good actors behaving terribly… highly skilled stage performers take on roles that allow them to rip the stuffing out of one another, tear up the scenery, stomp on their own vanity and have the time of their lives.”