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Western Stage

The Western Stage 50th

Western Stage


Beyond the Bay South Bay


The Western Stage (TWS) is a professionally managed, community-based theatre company and educational program in residence at Hartnell College in Salinas, CA.  TWS is a non-union theater company, but AEA Guest Artist contracts are available based on seasonal needs and budget. TWS produces in a 500-seat Proscenium Mainstage and a 99-seat Black Box Studio Theaters.

Led by its educational mission and the knowledge that strong Arts experiences are vital for building innovative, creative and resilient communities, TWS offers a robust variety of programs designed for skill development for students and community engage in Theatre production while working with Theatre Professionals. Through its annual production season, TWS provides strong pathways for artists throughout their career in Theatre and related performing arts.

  • For Early-career artists, TWS provides strong practical experiences that are mentored by resident staff and seasonal guest artists.
  • For Mid-career professionals, TWS provides seasonal growth opportunities that serve to expand their CVs.
  • For Late-career professionals, TWS is an avenue to nurture and mentor the next generation of artists while continuing to engage in the art and craft of Theatre.

Additional Info

Holding general auditions? : Yes

How to audition :

We are able to hire from the following unions: : AEA (Actors' Equity Association), SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artist), IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees), USA (United Scenic Artist), SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers Society), AGVA (The American Guild of Variety Artists)

Cities company performs in : Salinas

Year founded : 1974

Venue Capacity : 500-999, 50-99

Box office phone : (831) 755-6816 or (831) 375-2111 (from Monterey)

Box office email :

Press inquiries contact information : For press-related questions, press passes, actor interviews, and in-person appearances please contact our marketing and publicity department at (831) 759-6012.

Venue address : Hartnell College campus, in The Performing Arts Center, (Building K), 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA.

Wheelchair accessible? : Yes

Where to find more accessibility information : A drop-off in front of the theater is available to those with mobility concerns by making arrangements with Campus Safety (831)755-6888


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