Performing Arts Program

Phone: 213-202-5508

DCA’s Performing Arts Division supports creative place making, community building, and social cohesion by administering a range of performing arts and education programs throughout the City of Los Angeles. DCA currently manages and stewards four City-owned theaters: the Warner Grand Theatre (San Pedro), the Vision Theatre (Leimert Park), the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre (East Hollywood), and the Madrid Theatre (Canoga Park) in addition to two city-owned, operator-managed theaters that DCA oversees: the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (West Adams, managed by Ebony Repertory Theatre) and the Los Angeles Theatre Center / The NEW LATC (Downtown Los Angeles, managed by the Latino Theater Company).

Through public and private support for performing arts programs, DCA implements an independent peer panel and public review process to select artists to create and/or present site-specific public art projects and/or programming. The Performing Arts Division champions Los Angeles artists through advocacy on a local, national, and international level by enhancing relationships with national touring circuits, for-profit promoters, national service organizations, other government agencies, foreign consulates, and important festivals and cultural centers across the globe.


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Ben Johnson

Performing Arts Program Director


Nicki Genovese

Arts Manager, Performing Arts

Yvonne Farrow

Special Projects, Performing Arts


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