Billed as “Your Off Broadway Theater in O.C.,” The Chance Theater aims to present collaborative, intimate productions and to offer innovative youth education programs as well as diverse outreach events. The company began operations in 1999 with a full season of original works by local playwrights. The following year, it received national attention for its world premiere production of The Stroop Report, Robert Preston Jones’s drama bout the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Recent shows have included Rabbit Hole, Jesus Hates Me, Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter, and the new musicals The Boy in the Bathroom and The Girl, the Grouch, and the Goat.
Chance Theater Information
- Public Transportation: Good (easily accessible by OCTA buses 38 and 411)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Performance schedule is Thursday–Sunday
- Ticket Prices: Single tickets are $15–$45, $3 discount for students, seniors, and military for most shows; $15–$20 student Rush tickets for students under 25 (30 minutes before curtain, cash only). Discount rates available for groups of 15 or more. No refunds or exchanges
- Subscriptions: First Three Weeks series $110 and Chance Flex Pass $120. Subscribers save 30%. Benefits include opportunity to vote on and attend the Chance’s very own awards show (“the Chancies“), invites and discounts to special events, and easy ticket exchanges.