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City Lights Theater Company

529 South 2nd Street

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City Lights is a non-profit organization that produces six shows per year in its intimate, 100-seat venue. The 2010-2011 season ranged from Peter Shaffer’s Equus to Jeffrey Hatcher’s Compleat Female Stage Beauty to the musical Nine, and also includes the South Bay premiere of Billy Aronson’s First Day of School.

The company actively develops and produces new works through its New Play Readers Series, and it encourages the growth of smaller, “nomad” theatre companies by way of its Spotlight Series. City Lights also offers a Youth and Education Program. The theater is well regarded as a venue in which up-and-coming actors, directors, designers and technicians are given an opportunity to hone their skills while working alongside seasoned professionals.

City Lights Theater Company Information

  • Public Transportation: Good (The 2nd Street & Williams bus stop is steps from the theater)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: Six shows with multiple performances of each
  • Ticket Prices: Adults $28; Seniors (65+) $25; Students and educators $15. Opening night tickets are $35
  • Subscriptions: All-Play is $129, Fore Play (4 shows) is $99, Sexi Pass (6 admissions that can be used in any combination) is $138; Student/Educator Flex Pass (1 admission to all shows) is $75. Senior discounts are available.