“The performances went very smoothly and everyone loved the theater!” - Danielle, Director, Polytechnic Performing Arts
“The theater’s equipment and staff allow the most challenging of shows to develop and flourish on stage. I love working in this beautiful theatre and making the "impossible" possible!” - Mike N., Audio & Visual Lead Technician
“State of the art theater with impeccably appointed dressing rooms and a staff that immediately makes you feel like you are part of their family!” - Zoe Vidalakis, Pasadena Civic Ballet Director
The Vatche & Tamar Manoukian Performing Arts Center offers the arts community and its patrons numerous event options, with a stunningly beautiful Main Stage Theater Auditorium, comfortable seating, motorized orchestra pit, smaller “black-box” stage and multi-purpose banquet room, box office, spacious dressing rooms and more.
The Main Theater seats up to 600 attendees while the downstairs stage and multi-purpose room accommodates up to 150.
The venue features the latest in lighting and sound technology from JBL and ETC to ensure fulfilling performances. Thanks to the dynamics of the large Main Theater space, actors, musicians, dancers and more, can be seen and heard from every angle, anywhere in the house. Our highly-qualified technicians, together with the latest equipment, bring your productions to life.