The Garage Theatre was founded in the belief that independent non-commercial theatre is vital to the future of the art form. The Garage Theatre is a collaborative ensemble that strives to create a diverse body of work, take artistic risks, and uncover social and human truths. We are committed to reaching a new theatre audience by producing affordable works in a unique voice.
The Garage Theatre strives to be an innovative leader in the performing arts. Our goal is to be a professional theatre that employs an artistic and administrative staff, utilizes the best equipment available, and maintains an intimate and fluid theatre space that is accessible and welcoming to the community.
In 2001 The Garage Theatre set out to provide the Long Beach community an affordable, intimate, alternative theatre experience. After producing shows at various locations around Long Beach, The Garage Theatre settled into their humble storefront on 7th street in 2005 and began providing year-round programming. Over the years The Garage Theatre has produced 21 World Premieres and has twice been voted the Best Theatre Company in Long Beach (LBPost) and the Best Alternative Theatre (OC Weekly.) In 2016 The Garage Theatre celebrated it's 15th Anniversary and has no plans of letting up.