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City Lights Theater Company

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City Lights Theater Company


South Bay


City Lights Theater Company creates provocative live productions that engage, inspire, and challenge audiences and artists alike through innovative concepts, intimate staging, and uncompromising storytelling.

City Lights produces seasons of six plays a year in its intimate 100-seat venue. The nonprofit company is committed to presenting exhilarating, thought-provoking plays that speak strongly to audiences.

The company also presents the Lights & Music Concert Series, and actively develops new plays through the “Lights Up!” annual podcast series, with some scripts becoming part of a regular season. For students and youth, the company offers ticket discounts, free study guides, and other opportunities. In addition, City Lights is widely regarded as a nurturing space in which up-and-coming actors, directors, designers, and technicians can develop their skills alongside seasoned professionals.

Additional Info

Holding general auditions? : Yes

How to audition : If you would still like to be considered for a future show, please send your headshot and theater resume to Casting Director Ivette Deltoro at Thank you!

Spaces for rent : Rehearsal space, Performance space, Other space

How to rent space : The City Lights Theater Company performance space is a black box-style theater with a seating capacity of 100-110 people. It is suitable for corporate meetings/presentations, video/film shoots, performances, classes, auditions, readings, exhibitions and special events.

Please note that it is likely that any rental will occur during the timeframe of a City Lights production. As such, the scenery for that production will be onstage, and certain days/times may not be available. CLTC will make a best effort to move/remove any furniture or items that will inhibit your event. To ensure that proper space will be available, a site visit and/or discussion with the CLTC production manager should be arranged prior to your event. The following is an overview of the terms and conditions of renting/using the space.

For more information on available dates, pricing, and to book space visit

We are able to hire from the following unions: : AEA (Actors' Equity Association)

Cities company performs in : San Jose

Genre(s) : Comedy, Concert, Drama theatre, Musical theatre, News plays/development work

Year founded : 1982

Venue Capacity : 100-249

Box office phone : 408-295-4200

Box office email :

Press inquiries contact information : Rebecca Wallace, Marketing Director,

Venue address : 529 S. 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Office address : 529 S. 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Wheelchair accessible? : Yes

Audio descriptions available? : No

Sensory-friendly showings available? : No

ASL interpretation available? : Limited

Assisted listening devices available? : No

Gender-inclusive restrooms available? : Yes


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