Community Programs

  • Lights Up

    Lights Up is a season-long, interactive exploration and analysis of live theater for those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience world-class theater. Conducted in close partnership with community and social service groups, Lights Up provides non-traditional theater goers with customized workshops, complimentary performance tickets, and post-show discussion groups.

    The Geffen Playhouse is currently accepting applications for this outreach initiative. The Lights Up program will continue its commitment to engaging with and within populations who, due to a measure of disadvantage, have the least access to the arts. Lights Up will provide theater experiences that enhance quality of life, inspire creativity and imagination, and foster positive social interaction.

    For further information please call the Geffen Playhouse Education Department at 310.208.6500 ext. 146 or email

  • Click here to apply for our Lights Up Education and Outreach program.

    The Geffen Playhouse is proud to continue its partnership with the following community organizations:

Affordable Living for the Aging            
Being Alive
Beverly Hills Adult School
California Lawyers for the Arts
Challengers Boys and Girls Club
Children's Youth and Family Collaborative
Choreographer’s Theater Ensemble
Claude Pepper Senior Community Center
Country Villa Terrace
Cultural Education Project
East Los Angeles College
Felicia Mahood Senior Center
Fifty-Fifty Leadership
Heal the Bay
Hollywood Arts
Holman United Methodist Church Arts Council
Inside Out Community Arts
Israel Levin Service Center
It's Time for Kids
Long Beach Central Area Association
Mar Vista Gardens Recreational Center
Mutual Amputee Aid Foundation
New Directions
New You Foundation
Oasis West LA
Operation MEND
Reading is Fundamental
Russian American Choir
Santa Monica Emeritus College
Self-Realization Fellowship
Sheenway School and Cultural Center
Silvercrest Senior Residence
SRO Housing
St. Monica Senior Ministries
Step Up on Second
Sunset Hall
Thomas Safran and Associates
United States Veterans' Artists Alliance
Urban Possibilities
West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation
West Valley Occupational Center
Venice Service Center
Zeta Rho