This company began in 1975, when it was incorporated as a non-profit organization by a group of young Los Angeles television actors eager to return to their theatre roots. It remained in residence at the 99-seat Studio Theatre Playhouse in the Silver Lake district of L.A. for the next 25 years.
In the early ‘90s, The Colony began looking for a larger home. The company eventually found a vacant building — formerly a museum — that seemed to suit its needs perfectly. In January 1996, the Burbank City Council awarded the building to The Colony and allocated funds to convert it to a state-of-the-art performance space with a thrust stage. After four years of design and construction, the company moved into its new home in 2000, officially becoming The Colony Theatre Company in Residence at Burbank Center Stage. Recent productions there have included Tom Ziegler’s Grace and Glorie, John Van Druten’s Bell, Book, and Candle, and the musical The Immigrant.
Colony Theatre Information
- Public Transportation: Good (accessible by bus 292 at Magnolia Blvd./3rd Street, and buses 94, 154, 164, 165, and 794 at 1st Street/Cypress Avenue)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Performance schedule is Wednesday–Sunday
- Ticket Prices: Single tickets are $37–$50, Preview tickets are $20–$25, special pay-what-you-can performances, discounts available for students, seniors, and groups
- Subscriptions: $90–$195, student (full-time) and seniors $75–$170, children (under 18, purchased with an adult subscription) $45–$75. Benefits include free ticket exchanges and free ticket replacement.