Live Performing Arts Theaters near the Wilshire Corridor

Live Performing Arts Theaters near The Wilshire Corridor

There are many live performance theaters near The Wilshire Corridor. Living in or near Westwood, where the Wilshire Corridor is located is a wonderful place to appreciate the performing arts. You are so close to all UCLA has to offer and many small playhouses in the area.  When you consider all the things to do in Los Angeles, its great to live in a community where theaters, restaurants, live theater, and shops are all so close. If you are considering relocating to Los Angeles give me a call to learn more about all the exciting things there are to do in the area you want to move to in Los Angeles.Contact me at http:// www.caronschwartz.com  310-383-0831310-383-0831 for further information

·        ## Geffen Playhouse

·       ## Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA

·       ##  L.A. Theatre Works

·      ##  Pico Playhouse

·        ## Odyessy Theater

Geffen Playhouse

10886 Le Conte Avenue

Los Angeles, California

Tel: (310) 208-5454(310) 208-5454

Fax: (310) 208-8383



Founded by theater, film and television luminary Gil Cates, the Geffen Playhouse has been an integral part of Los Angeles theater since opening its doors in 1995. Noted for its intimacy and celebrated for its commitment to the development of new plays, the Geffen Playhouse continues to present a body of work that garners national recognition. Named in honor of entertainment mogul and philanthropist David Geffen, who made the initial donation to the theater, the organization is currently helmed by Artistic Director Randall Arney, Managing Director Ken Novice and Chairman of the Board Frank Mancuso. An active member of the community, the Geffen Playhouse has a groundbreaking education and outreach program that targets students, seniors and everyone in between who otherwise would not have access to live theater.


Source: Geffen Playhouse

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA


UCLA Central Ticket Office

Tel: 310.825.2101310.825.2101

Fax: 310.206.7540






Royce Hall

340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095 – Get Directions | Rent Venue


Modeled after Milan’s San Ambrogio Church, constructed in the 10th and 11th centuries, Royce Hall, named for philosopher Josiah Royce, was built in 1929 as one of the first campus structures. The acoustically stunning 1,800–seat theater housed in Royce Hall has played host to a veritable Who’s Who of performing artists, from George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Jimmy Dorsey’s Band to Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, Twyla Tharp, Frank Zappa, Mikhail Baryshnikov, The Philip Glass Ensemble and many more.


Freud Playhouse

245 Charles E. Young Drvie East, Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA Campus,  MacGowan Hall – Get Directions | Rent Venue

The Freud Playhouse is a 567-seat proscenium theater that is part of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. The warm and inviting space is home to year-round theatrical repertory and musical theater.

Schoenberg Hall

445 Charles E Young Dr East, Los Angeles, CA 90024

UCLA Campus, Dickson Ct and Portola Plaza – Get Directions | Rent Venue

Schoenberg Hall is the 500-seat concert venue located in the Schoenberg Music Building, also home of the UCLA departments of Ethnomusicology, Music and Musicology. Named for 20th-century composer Arnold Schoenberg, who was a member of the Department of Music faculty in the 1940s, the building also includes a recital hall and the 144-seat Jan Popper theater.

Powell Library

220 Powell Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA Campus, Across from Royce Hall – Get Directions

Powell Library, built in 1929, serves as the main undergraduate library for UCLA students and is one of the original four buildings that comprised the UCLA campus in the early period of the university’s life. Built in a Romanesque Revival style, the building resembles an ancient Roman basilica, specifically Milan’s Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio. It is named for Lawrence Clark Powell, the University Librarian at UCLA from 1944 to 1961. Intimate small-group performances are often held in the library’s warm and inviting rotunda.

Sunset Canyon Recreation – Lower Amphitheater

111 Easton Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA Campus – Get Directions

The park-like facility of Sunset Canyon Recreation Center offers year-round recreation for UCLA faculty, students, and staff and includes a 500-seat outdoor performance space. The facility also includes a 50-meter pool with diving facilities, a 25-yard family pool, picnic/barbecue areas, a sand volleyball court and 10 lighted regulation tennis courts. The SCRC is also home to both the UCLA men’s and women’s water polo teams, and is the primary facility for the UCLA diving team.

Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater

120 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA Campus, Glorya Kaufman Hall – Get Directions

UCLA’s Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater is one of Southern California’s premiere dance and performance venues, featuring state-of the art lighting and sound systems and one of the most beautiful and versatile contemporary performing arts stages in Los Angeles. The Italian Romanesque style building, built in 1932, was renovated in 2005 under the single gift from Los Angeles philanthropist and arts patron Glorya Kaufman. World-renowned director Peter Sellars describes the 299-seat theater as “soundstage meets Shinto shrine.”

Macgowan Hall (Freud Playhouse and Little Theater)

245 Charles E. Young Dr., East, Los Angeles 90095 – Get Directions

Home of UCLA’s acclaimed School of Theater, Film and Television, this building houses two intimate proscenium theaters, the 500-seat Freud Playhouse, and the 200-seat Little Theater, which will be home this season to Ronnie Burkett and his intricate marionettes (see page 10). Macgowan Hall is located due north of the famed UCLA sculpture garden and next door to the ultra-modern design of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center.

Fowler Museum (Lenart Auditorium and Davis Courtyard)

308 Charles E. Young Drive North Los Angeles 90095 – Get Directions

Royce Hall’s immediate downstairs neighbor is located at the base of a picturesque campus landmark—the Janss Steps. The Fowler Museum explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on past and present works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas.

The Ivy Substation

9070 Venice Blvd. Culver City 90232 – Get Directions

Home of local theater troupe The Actor’s Gang, this 100-seat theater is a Culver City historic landmark that is surrounded by ample parking and abundant eateries.

Source: Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA

L.A. Theatre Works

681 Venice Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291

310.827.0808310.827.0808fax: 310.827.4949

Box Office: 310.827.0889310.827.0889

Contact email:[email protected]

Audio Sales: 310.827.0808310.827.0808 ext. 228




 L.A. Theatre Works is a non-profit media arts organization based in Los Angeles whose mission for over 25 years has been to present, preserve and disseminate classic and contemporary plays.

Our unique hybrid form of audio theater and innovative use of technology in the production and dissemination of theater keeps this venerable art form thriving, assuring wide and affordable access.

Through our 10-play live in-performance The Play’s the Thing Series in Los Angeles and in-studio recordings world class actors are recorded in state-of-the-art sound, complemented by intricate sound designs and on-stage effects, transforming classic and contemporary stage works into intimate, compelling and sound-rich audio plays. Our distinguished company of actors has included John Lithgow, Annette Benning, Hilary Swank, Anne Heche, Ed Asner, Alfred Molina, Marsha Mason, Jason Ritter, David Straithairn, Jobeth Williams, Paul Giamatti, Neil Patrick Harris, Laurence Fishburne, Jimmy Smits, Hector Elizondo, and Julie Harris, among hundreds of others.


Source: L.A. Theatre Works

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble  

2055 South Sepulveda Boulevard    

Los Angeles, CA. 90025


Box Office:

310-477-2055310-477-2055 ext. 2


Wednesday – Saturday:

1pm – Curtain



Noon – 4pm

Box Office Email: [email protected]


Staff Directory:

310-477-2055310-477-2055 ext. 6



There is parking directly in front of the theatre for $3 as well as ample street parking.


The Odyssey Theater usually has several different plays running during a season.


For the past 45 years, the Odyssey brings innovative, award-caliber live theatre to Los Angeles. As a not-for-profit organization contributions. Fabulous plays in small theater setting convenient and close to all that Los Angeles has to offer.


PICO PLAYHOUSE                                               

10508 W Pico Blvd.


The Playhouse!

Really great theatre. It is a cozy 99 seats theatre and the owner and general manager are always there, even selling concessions!


They do small, local plays