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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

'Seize The King'

  • Tuesday, August 21, 7:30 p.m.
  • "Seize The King" Aug. 21 - Sept. 16, 2018 This world-remiere play, written by Will Power and directed by Jaime Castañeda, is a modern take on one of Shakespeare’s classics. It's a five-person, full-throttle reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s Richard III. With England’s throne empty, Richard knocks down threats to his rule, fueling his insatiable ambition and paranoia. Even if he can be stopped- who can ensure it won’t happen again? For ... Read more

All upcoming events at La Jolla Playhouse

The La Jolla Playhouse Presents 'Hundred Days'Starts September 22, 2018

The Year To ComeStarts December 4, 2018

'Seize The King'August 21, 2018

Past events

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