The Chance Theater

Address: 5522 East La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92807
Phone: 714-777-3033
Fax: 714-459-7873


Chance Theater is dedicated to the creation of exciting theatrical experiences, taking artistic risks, and collaborating with gifted artists on passionate and provocative plays and musicals.

Our mission is to contribute to a more compassionate, connected, and creative Orange County.

We do this by:

 - producing powerful, socially-conscious, provocative, intimate theater experiences

 - generating participation and dialogue between our diverse communities

 - nurturing and supporting local artists

 - inspiring and empowering creative young minds

Proud to be one of the leading ensemble-driven theatre companies in Southern California, Chance Theater recently won three Ovation Awards, including Best Production of a Musical – Intimate Theater, for its West Coast premiere of Triassic Parq – The Musical. The Chance also received an LADCC Award earlier this year for its reimagined revival of West Side Story. Twice named “Outstanding Arts Organization” by Arts Orange County, Chance Theater is also a recipient of the LADCC’s Polly Warfield Award for Excellence. Founded in 1999, Chance Theater is focused on its goal of being Orange County’s premiere mid-size contemporary theater. As a constituent member of Theatre Communications Group, Network of Ensemble Theaters, and the LA Stage Alliance, Chance Theater continues to bring national attention to the Southern California and Orange County theater scenes.

Recent News

  • Little Women - The Broadway Musical

    Book by Allan Knee Music by James Howland Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein Directed by Casey Long Musical Direction by Mike Wilkins Choreographed by Jessie McLean Six generations have read the story... this one will sing it! Fans of Chance productions o...

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  • The Eight: Reindeer Monologues

    By Jeff Goode Directed by Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen A Chance Un-Holiday Tradition Our favorite team of reindeer still have plenty to say! Accusations, rumors and all-out attacks are flying fast and furious around Santa’s toyshop this holiday season. Go...

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  • The Seagull

    Chance Theater to unveil spicy West Coast Premiere adaptation of Anton Chekov’s masterpiece The Seagull.Starting September 25, Orange County’s premiere mid-sized theater brings one of the world’s greatest stage dramas to life to wrap up its Mainstage Season.Anaheim Hil...

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  • Tony Award-Winning Musical ‘Hair’ Opens at Chance Theater

    Forty years after Woodstock, the Chance Theater proudly presents Hair, The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. The Chance produces a visceral, sexy, and contemporary take on the first rock musical, opening July 10 in Anaheim Hills, CA. Anaheim Hills, CA---Oanh Nguyen, ...

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