To celebrate the human experience while encouraging the participation of artist and audience alike.
To serve our diverse community with quality theatre, strong educational programs and collaborative efforts. To produce socially significant, classic and contemporary plays.
Established in 1929, the Long Beach Playhouse is a landmark in the City of Long Beach. The Playhouse produces 13 shows annually while actively collaborating with other artists and arts organizations.
Long Beach Playhouse cuts across age, gender, ethnic, and cultural boundaries to nurture and cultivate new and traditional audiences.
Long Beach, CA -- Founded in 1990, it is a national competition for unproduced plays submitted by novice and veteran playwrights."The New Works Festival one of our signature programs," said Sean Gray, Artistic Director for the Playhouse. "As a…Read More »
The Studio Collaborative 2019-20 Season Submission Info:The Collaborative is a curated season produced by local outside theatre companies and producing organizations in the Studio Theater. The Collaborative Season runs between December and April of…Read More »
Long Beach, CA---Premiering in 1928, Machinal is considered a highlight of American Expressionist Theatre. Author Sophie Treadwell based her dramatic treatise on gender roles on the real life case of Ruth Brown Snyder who was convicted of killing…Read More »
Long Beach, CA -- A Flea in Her Ear opens at the Long Beach Playhouse. Written in 1907, at the height of the Belle Époque or "Beautiful Era" A Flea in Her Ear is a French farce that centers around Yvonne, her husband Victor and a series of…Read More »
Long Beach, CA -- Because the tale of a disillusioned college graduate is as old as college itself, the Long Beach Playhouse is excited to present The Graduate on the Mainstage Once a cult novel and still a quintessential coming-of-age film of…Read More »
Long Beach, CA - On Monday, November 5, the Long Beach Playhouse was burglarized. The thief got away with about $1000 in cash, a laptop and an employee's wallet. "A man was in the LBP lobby asking about volunteering or working on an upcoming…Read More »
Amnesia, a potty-mouthed puppet, a stoner, and a stroke victim who speaks in gibberish all are keys to the mystery of David Lindsay-Abaire's hilarious FUDDY MEERS Long Beach, CA---Long Beach Playhouse is thrilled to produce David Lindsay-Abaire's…Read More »
Long Beach, CA---Thomas Middleton's tragic masterpiece, The Changeling, was first performed in 1622. Today, 390 years later, the play remains a classic for its exploration of love, treachery and the lengths some will go to to get what they want. In…Read More »
Long Beach, CA---The Long Beach Playhouse is honored to announce Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe-winning, Hall of Fame Songwriter, Paul Williams, in a benefit concert for the Long Beach Playhouse: "Paul Williams Songs and Stories" on the…Read More »
August Festival Just Around the Corner! Long Beach, CA---One of the most popular programs at the Long Beach Playhouse is its New Works Festival. Conceived more than 20 years, the New Works Festival invites novice and experienced playwrights from all…Read More »