Pasadena's counter-conventional orchestra offers an outdoor summer conert season at Cal Tech's Beckman Mall Lawn, as well as their infamous "Uncorked" series held Octover - May in unusual and surprising locations around the San Gabriel Valley. - 626-539-7985 - www.muse-ique.com
A Noise Within
One of few theaters in Southern California producing works of world drama in a rotating repertory with a company of professional, classically trained artists
3352 Foothill Blvd. - 626-356-3100 - anoisewithin.org
Beckman & Ramo Auditoriums
Performances, lectures, storytelling, films, and concerts in the historic venues of the California Institute of Technology from September–May.
332 S. Michigan Ave. - 626-395-4652 - tickets.caltech.edu
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
Two state-of-the-art theaters—an intimate 99-seat theatre and a 60-seat performance space—are the stages for diverse programming from concerts to world premieres or a twist on a classic Shakespeare play.
70 N. Mentor Ave. - 626-683-6883 - bostoncourt.com
California Philharmonic Orchestra
The Festival on the Green outdoor concert series is held June–August at Santa Anita Park
626-300-8200 - calphil.org
Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts
Free outdoor concerts under the stars on the lawn at Memorial Park’s restored 1930s band shell featuring Latin, children’s, jazz, world, and American repertoire. June–August, Wednesday–Sunday.
Memorial Park - 626-683-3230 - levittpavilionpasadena.org
Contemporary dance company presenting performances, classes, and workshops throughout the year as well as an annual dance festival.
626-399-3676 - lineagedance.org
Pasadena Civic Auditorium
The renowned 3,000-seat theater, dedicated in 1932, is on the National Register of Historic Places and home to the Distinguished Speakers Series, concerts, and other entertainment year-round.
300 E. Green St. - 626-449-7360 - thepasadenacivic.com
Pasadena Jazz Institute
Performances by the area's finest jazz musicians.
626-398-3344 - pasjazz.org
Anchoring the Playhouse District and build in 1917, the Playhouse is the Official State Theatre of California and a National Historic Landmark, and features Tony and Pulitzer award-winning plays.
39 S. El Molino Ave. - 626-356-7529 - pasadenaplayhouse.org
Pasadena Symphony and Pasadena POPS
Pop, symphonic, and youth orchestra performances by the Pasadena symphony are offered October–May at the Ambassador Auditorium and an outdoor summer series by the Pasadena Pops at the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden.
117 E. Colorado Blvd., #200 - 626-793-7172 - pasadenasymphony-pops.org
Southwest Chamber Music
Presenting concert series at cultural institutions and a celebrated summer festival at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
683 E. Colorado Blvd., #201 - 626-685-4455 - swmusic.org