Chance Theater is dedicated to the creation of exciting theatrical experiences, taking artistic risks, and collaborating with gifted artists on passionate and provocative plays and musicals..
Our mission is to contribute to a more compassionate, connected, and creative Orange County.
We do this by:
- producing powerful, socially-conscious, provocative, intimate theater experiences
- generating participation and dialogue between our diverse communities
- nurturing and supporting local artists
- inspiring and empowering creative young minds
Proud to be one of the leading ensemble-driven theatre companies in Southern California, CHANCE THEATER was recently nominated for 11 Ovation Awards for its West Coast premiere of Triassic Parq – The Musical, and received an LADCC Award earlier this year for its reimagined revival of West Side Story. The Chance was also recently recognized with the Outstanding Contribution to Educational Theatre Award from California Educational Theatre Association for its Speak Up – Take a ‘Chance’ summer education program. Twice named “Outstanding Arts Organization” by Arts Orange County, Chance Theater is also a recipient of the LADCC’s Polly Warfield Award for Excellence. Founded in 1999, Chance Theater is focused on its goal of being Orange County's premiere mid-size contemporary theater. As a constituent member of Theatre Communications Group, Network of Ensemble Theaters, and the LA Stage Alliance, Chance Theater continues to bring national attention to the Southern California and Orange County theater scenes.
"But as audiences and other performance arts groups know, the storefront-size company has a reputation for quality that makes it a big player in the local theater scene."
-- Los Angeles Times
"One of Orange County's great local theaters"
-- Orange County Register
"A major force on the Southern California theatrical landscape"
-- OC Weekly
"The Chance Theater is the best and most enterprising small theatre in Orange County...the Chance produces new, challenging, and rarely seen works with astounding professionalism."
-- Stage and Cinema