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La Jolla Playhouse

The La Jolla Playhouse, a Tony Award-winning professional nonprofit theatre, is located in the San Diego coastal suburb of La Jolla, California.

Its mission is to advance theatre as an art form and as a vital social, moral and political platform by providing unfettered creative opportunities for the leading artists of today and tomorrow. With a youthful spirit and eclectic, artist-driven approach, the Playhouse cultivates a local and national following with an insatiable appetite for audacious and diverse work.

The Playhouse has received more than 300 awards for theatre excellence, including the 1993 Tony Award as America's Outstanding Regional Theatre. La Jolla Playhouse is nationally acclaimed for its innovative productions of classics, new plays and musicals. Scores of Playhouse productions have moved to Broadway, garnering a total of 29 Tony Awards.

Led by Artistic Director Christopher Ashley and Managing Director Michael S. Rosenberg, the Playhouse was founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer.

The Playhouse also presents a wide range of education programs that enrich the community and serve the maximum number of children, students and adults.

Box Office Hours
When performances are taking place:
Monday: noon to 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Wednesday: noon to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday: noon to 8 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 7 p.m.

When the theatre is not in performance:
Monday - Saturday: noon to 6 p.m.

The main Box Office is located in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center for La Jolla Playhouse. For performances, a box office is open at the theatre in which the performance is taking place and the main Box Office remains open to accommodate advance sales and subscriber exchanges.

Upcoming event at La Jolla Playhouse

A Thousand Ways, Part Two: An Encounter

  • Today, 4 p.m.
  • Nested at the center of an empty space is a small table bisected by glass. You sit at the table, opposite a stranger, with a stack of notecards and a set of instructions to guide you. What will come from this private piece of theatre? It is a chance at being heard, a brave moment to show up. Created by 600 Highwaymen Now Playing through June 20 One Week Added! ... Read more

All upcoming events at La Jolla Playhouse

A Thousand Ways, Part Two: An EncounterToday

Past events

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