As one of the nation’s most influential nonprofit theatre companies, we proudly continue our 50-year tradition of using the art of theatre to broaden horizons and illuminate new perspectives.
Founding Artistic Director Gordon Davidson led Center Theatre Group from 1967–2004, when Michael Ritchie was selected as the new Artistic Director of the organization. In his 11 seasons at Center Theatre Group’s helm, Ritchie has selected over 174 productions for our three theatres, including 38 World premieres and five American premieres.
Our mission is to serve the diverse audiences of Los Angeles by producing and presenting theatre of the highest caliber, by nurturing new artists, by attracting new audiences, and by developing youth outreach and arts education programs.
This mission is based on a belief that the art of theatre is a cultural force with the capacity to transform the lives of individuals and society at large.