PO Box 50458, Palo Alto , CA
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TheatreWorks maintains its status as the top theater company on the peninsula, with a nonstop season that mixes major dramas with frothy comedies, revivals and musicals—many of them regional premieres. The nonprofit company also helps develop and nurture young playwrights with its New Works Initiative.

The company offers a year-round season of musicals, comedies and dramas staged in the state-of-the-art Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and in the graceful, California Mission-style Lucie Stern Theatre complex in Palo Alto.


  • Auctioning the Ainsleys

    TheatreWorks presents a world premiere about possessions and the people they own
    07/21/2010 by Ben Marks

    WITH its comic-book set and toy-piano background music, Auctioning the Ainsleys, the new production at TheatreWorks, creates a mood of absurdist unreality before the first words come out of t...  More »

  • Distracted

    TheatreWorks presents Lisa Loomer's play about a mother and her struggle to understand her troubled child
    04/07/2009 by Ben Marks

    Like a child with ADD, Lisa Loomer’s "Distracted," presented by TheatreWorks, darts impulsively from scene to scene. Actors abruptly enter ongoing monologues, which they interrupt with fast-paced dial...  More »