Music and Theater

Do you accidentally give driving directions using stage left and stage right? Is your go-to dance move the jazz square?

Pasadena is a hub for music and theater, offering visitors a diverse range of performances and events throughout the year. One of the most popular destinations is the Pasadena Playhouse, a historic theater that has hosted productions featuring some of the most well-known actors of our time. The theater presents a variety of productions, from classic plays to contemporary works, as well as special events and programs.

Another must-visit destination for theater lovers is A Noise Within, a professional repertory company that stages classic plays from Shakespeare to Shaw. The theater also offers educational programs and workshops for students and theater enthusiasts of all ages.

Boston Court
is another popular destination for theater and music, presenting innovative plays and experimental music performances in an intimate setting. The theater also offers a variety of classes and workshops for aspiring artists and theater professionals.

Lineage Performing Arts Center
is a unique space that presents a variety of performances, from contemporary dance to spoken word poetry. The center also hosts workshops and classes for dancers and performers of all levels.

is a non-profit organization that presents innovative and dynamic music performances, often featuring collaborations between musicians, artists, and dancers. The organization also hosts special events and programs, such as outdoor concerts and pop-up performances.

Parson's Nose Theater
is a small, community-focused theater that presents classic plays and adaptations for modern audiences. The theater also offers educational programs and workshops for children and adults.

Finally, the Pasadena Civic Auditorium is a historic venue that has hosted a variety of events, from music concerts to award shows.

Overall, Pasadena offers a vibrant and diverse arts scene, with a variety of theaters and music venues that cater to different interests and preferences. If you're a musical and theater lover, don't wait one more day. Get tickets to see some of Broadway's greatest talents and Hollywood's biggest stars, plus support local playwrights and scriptwriters by attending their performances at some of Pasadena's most creative performing arts locations. After all, all the world's a stage.

Performing Arts

A Noise Within Theatre

A Noise Within, called "an oasis for those who love classic stories" by Los Angeles Times, is a leading regional theatre producer based in Pasadena. ANW's...


Beckman & Ramo Auditoriums

Caltech PresentsFor over 50 years, Caltech has offered a gateway to science and cultures through a wide variety of public programs in the arts and sciences....


Ice House Comedy Club

Legendary Comedy Club. Since opening in 1960, many renowned comedians have graced the Ice House Comedy Club stage. As the oldest comedy club in the nation,...

Movie Theaters

IPIC Theaters

NOTE: The theater is currently operating at 25% capacity due to COVID tier capacity restrictions.Pasadena Movie Theater A pioneer of the dine-in theater...

Performing Arts


MUSE/IQUE is a member-supported, nonprofit performing arts organization making radically engaging live music experiences accessible for all. Built on a...

Movie Theaters

One Colorado

Historic Courtyard Shopping, Dining and Entertainment Destination. Nestled in the heart of Old Pasadena and comprising a full city block, One Colorado is...

Parsons nose theater
Performing Arts

Parson’s Nose Theater

Classic Theater. Parson's Nose Theater is a classical comedic theater company that established a new permanent home in Pasadena, California. Parson's Nose is...

Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena Playhouse

State Theatre of California. The Pasadena Playhouse was established in 1917 and is the official State Theatre of California. In recent years, The Playhouse...