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Venues - Music, Theater & Performing Arts

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens is an award-winning cultural arts institution and historic site overlooking the San Clemente Pier. The institution is open to the public Tuesday-Sunday for tours of the home and gardens, and provides a rich selection of nearly 100 performances, exhibitions, lectures, workshops & tours year-round to people of all ages.

415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente

Chance Theater

Welcome to Anaheim's official resident theater! This award-winning company, founded in 1999, produces powerful, socially-conscious, provocative, intimate theater experiences. Known for using bold and personal storytelling to promote dialogue and connection within the Southern California theatrical landscape, the Chance is committed to contributing to a more connected, compassionate, and creative community.

Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center
5522 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92807
(888) 455-4212

The GEM Theatre

One More Productions at The GEM Theatre is a critically acclaimed, 501(c)(3) non-profit production company that mounts, stages, and produces theater at a professional, yet affordable level. Bringing together only the most talented individuals to present live entertainment with the upmost value, integrity and passion and strives to provide a truly unparalleled and unique experience for all those involved. Housed at the Historic GEM Theatre in Garden Grove, One More Productions has produced over 100 theatrical productions and special events, provides a home for amateurs and professionals to learn and grow their craft, always features live musicians and is one of Southern California's premier destinations for the arts!

The Gem Theatre
12852 Main St
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Irvine Barclay Theatre

The on-campus Irvine Barclay Theatre offers dance, theatre, music and educational forums. You'll find world-class touring companies and UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts performances at the Barclay. The 750-seat auditorium offers a unique collaborative venture among the City of Irvine, the University of California, Irvine, and the private sector.

4242 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 854-4646

Laguna Playhouse

Founded in 1920, when a group of local citizens met in a living room to establish a non-profit regional theatre specializing in producing high-quality theatrical performances in downtown Laguna Beach.

606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92652
(800) 946-5556

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Experience a Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals, world-class dance performances, symphony concerts and operas at the various performance facilities of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-ARTS

South Coast Repertory

Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, led by Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei, is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading professional theatres. While its productions represent a balance of classics, modern plays and musicals, SCR is renowned for its extensive new-play development program—The Lab@SCR—which includes one of the nation’s largest commissioning programs for emerging, mid-career and established writers. SCR is located in Costa Mesa.

655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-5555

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Community Theater

Camino Real Playhouse

Finding it's home in the beautiful and historic city of San Juan Capistrano ... the Camino Real Playhouse is South Orange County's destination for whimsical, gripping and compelling performances. From their annual worldwide play writing festival ShowOff! to their annual Shakespeare under the Stars performed in Historic Town Center Park next to the Playhouse.

1776 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: (949) 489-8082

Costa Mesa Playhouse

Costa Mesa Playhouse has been a staple in the Orange County theater community for over 50 years. Our 73 seat venue offers diverse, quality live theater in an intimate setting.

The Playhouse is dedicated to offering a welcoming environment to actors, singers, dancers and stage craftspeople of Orange County.

661 Hamilton Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: (949) 650-5269

Curtis Theatre

Offering something for everyone--music, comedy, mystery, holiday fun and more, he Curtis Theatre was opened in 1980 and named in honor of Dr. Glenn Curtis, who had practiced medicine in Brea for thirty years. With 199 seats, the Curtis Theatre brings all the drama up close.

1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA 92821
Phone: (714) 990-7722

Musical Theatre Village

Musical theatre in a family friendly environment. This non-profit community-based theatre is conveniently located near the Irvine Spectrum. MTV presents five family-oriented musical plays each year, showcasing the talents of members of the local community.

36-C Mauchly
Irvine, Ca. 92618

Westminster Community Theatre

The theater was founded in 1961 as the Westminster Players with the presentation of Applause. The building was constructed in 1974 and the first show presented on May 31, 1974, was Don't Drink the Water. The building seats 122 persons and is presented in a Thrust Stage format.

7272 Maple Street
Phone: (714) 893-8626

Z Playhouse

Z Playhouse is a new and contemporary family oriented theatre established in Orange County, California. We have a fully-appointed theatre with multi-level stage and LED screen, large rehearsal spaces, and private lesson rooms to serve every child's unique needs.

The Z will be bringing live community theater, stand-up comedy, improv, youth theater and so much more to the Orange County community.

24196 Alicia Parkway, Suites A, L & M
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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Performing Arts Classes

Acting Academy for Kids
Located in Mission Viejo & Irvine
Training The Next Generation Of Talented Performers. Online and in person classes

All new Online Private Lessons available for: ​Voice, Acting, Piano, Music Theory, Audition Prep, Shakespeare etc.

Acting Academy for Kids has emerged as a leader in the local performing arts community for youth. Now with three locations, AA4K has expanded to meet growing demand, but has never lost its personal touch that makes every show, every relationship, feel like family.

Every Fall, Winter and Spring, multiple casts—each with no more than 30 actors— embark on a three-month, intensive journey to bring a well-known musical to life. AA4K offers TV, film, and theatre acting classes, professionally-crafted musical theatre showcases, Spring Break and Summer performing arts camps, and private lessons in vocal training and acting. Serving children ages 3-12 and teens ages 13-18. It's time to watch your star shine!

The Center Stage Studio & Dance
Located in Aliso Viejo

Recently voted “Best Performing Arts School of Orange county”

Center Stage Studio is one of Orange County’s premiere Musical Theater Program for children, teens and now adults! The Center Stage Studio not only invites performers to the word of musical theater and performing arts but we try to build a community and empower students with artistic skills that they can not only use on stage but for the rest of their lives.

Our professional instructors are dedicated to bring out the best of all of our performers in a fun and supportive environment and all classes are age appropriate with their own special performance.

Chance Theater
Located in Anaheim

Youth classes in three age group including Creative Dramatics, Improvisation, Music & Movement, Acting Essentials and more.

Chance Theater strives to build community by expanding the child’s vision beyond their own experience. Partnered with a strong sense of play and a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere will be an advanced acting/performance technique designed to arm students with a strong foundation in any professional setting.

Ovations Performing Arts
Located in Mission Viejo

Offering performing arts classes for all ages and levels

Ovations Performing Arts Community is a community of technically trained performers offering classes in musical theater, acting and voice. Their mission is to create a positive and safe family atmosphere to help lift and support one another through the love of performance art.

In lieu of tuition, Ovations charges a Community Membership fee. For a single monthly fee, you will have access to any of their classes (excluding private lessons or summer camps). This includes all musical theater, acting, voice and music classes, as well as any rehearsals for community performing groups.

The Performer's Academy
Located in Lake Forest

The Performer’s Academy opened its doors 20 years ago. Since then, "TPA" has been labeled one of Orange County’s Premiere Acting & Performing Arts studios. We are a studio that empowers students and their talents, and we believe everyone should be allowed to express their true selves.

Our classes are taught by Film Directors, Writers, Producers, and Working Actors. We have classes in Acting, Improv, On-Camera, Film, Vocal Training, Voice-Over, Musical Theater Spring & Summer Camps & more!

South Coast Repertory
Located in Costa Mesa

Learn from the best at South Coast Repertory's Theatre Conservatory! Summer and year-round classes introduce kids and teens to the world of theatre through creative dramatics and acting experiences, with emphasis on development of self-esteem, self-confidence and personal expression. After nine exciting weeks, students in the fall and winter sessions wrap up their work with in-class demonstrations, sharing their experience with family and friends. In addition, spring session students go onstage, presenting their class projects in one of SCR's state-of-the-art theatres.


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Performing Artists

The Fabulous Ultratones Dance Band

High Energy 6-12 piece San Diego and Orange County wedding band! Great reputation in Southern California. One of the top wedding bands in Orange County and San Diego. Soulful male and female vocalists, full horn section and great repertoire from standards to top-40. The Fabulous Ultratones provide a charismatic stage show that gets you up moving and grooving. Excellent references provided. Flexible band size and pricing.

Island Rhythms Production
Music with the sounds of the Caribbean

Providing Authentic Steel Drum and Reggae musical groups. Island Rhythms can also provide professional Afro-Caribbean dancers that performs popular dancing styles of the West Indies such as Fire Eating, Limbo, and more. Available for both private and public events.

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