LA STAGE Day an annual collaborative convening for the performing arts community. This day-long event brings together artists, designers, arts leaders, administrators, students, vendors, and patrons to learn from each other and inspire one another.

Discounted EARLY BIRD TICKETS are now available for $30 through May 1.
After May 1, tickets will jump to $40.


Check-In (9:30 AM – 10:00 AM)

LA STAGE Day attendees will arrive between 9:30 AM and 10:00 AM to check-in and obtain badges that will allow them access to all general admission sessions throughout the day. Tickets can be purchased onsite, but we can only accept credit cards and checks day-of. No cash will be accepted that day.

Provocateurs & Philanthropist Panel (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

After check-in, ticketed individuals have access to morning sessions. This will include mini-lectures from some of LA’s leading arts provocateurs and a panel discussion given by some of the region’s leading arts philanthropists.

Provocateurs & Philanthropist Panel: Full Details


icon-dotOlga Garay-English. Senior Advisor on Local and International Cultural Programs to City of Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge, as well as Senior Advisor on the Creative Economy to Otis College of Art and Design President, Samuel Hoi, Esq.

icon-dotJohn D’Amico. Mayor Pro Tem of the City of West Hollywood.

icon-dotSeema Sueko. Associate Artistic Director of the Pasadena Playhouse.

A Conversation on Arts Philanthropy, with…

icon-dotSheri Biller

icon-dotBill Ahmanson

icon-dotCastulo de la Rocha


The Bazaar (Open 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM)

The outdoor bazaar hosts information tables on LA companies and arts organizations, giving a face to the vibrant arts communities all over the region.

The bazaar is free and open to the public (no ticket is needed to attend), and it’s a great way for artists to network with and learn more about creative groups from all over the Greater LA area. Last year, over 50 organizations manned tables at the bazaar.

Organizations interested in claiming a table pay a $15 setup fee.

Workshops & Sessions (12:30 PM – 4:30 PM)

Ticket holders may attend a series of workshops throughout the afternoon centered around various elements of the performing arts.

During this timeframe, we’ll also hold a Marketing Master Class that requires an additional fee for attendees ($65 before May 1, $75 after). Led by Jim Royce (former Director of Marketing, Communications and Sales at Center Theatre Group) and Joseph Yoshitomi (former Marketing Director of The Geffen Playhouse), this class will include a series of case-studies for participating organizations. Tickets for this session can be purchased alongside general admission tickets.

Sessions: Full Details

BLOCK A (12:30 PM – 1:45 PM)

icon-dot“Accent on Directing: A director’s guide to researching, casting and directing actors in accent roles.” A workshop with Pamela Vanderway.

icon-dot“Cultivating Stewards: How your staff and board can partner for success.” A workshop with Renae Williams Niles.

icon-dot“Smart Marketing: A Master Class.” A must-attend for all arts organizations looking to increase audience attendance. Led by Jim Royce & Joseph Yoshitomi, this class requires an extra fee and will span Block A and Block B.

BLOCK B (2:00 PM – 3:15 PM)

icon-dot“Meet the Funders: Applying for local grant programs. A workshop with Joe Smoke (DCA), Jim Herr (CCF) and Jayna Swartzman-Brosky (CCI).

icon-dot“Search & They Will Find You: Digital marketing and location-based advertising.” A workshop with Amy Edlin Kramer.

BLOCK C (3:30 PM – 4:45 PM)

icon-dot“A Seat At The Table: Engaging and partnering with local, state, and federal government.” An interactive panel with Danielle Brazell, Nina Ozlu, and Craig Watson.

icon-dot“A Director’s Role: Putting the team together.” A panel led by the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society.

icon-dot“Average Ticket Price: The Big Deceiver.” A workshop led by Jim McCarthy of Goldstar.


Closing Provocateurs (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

We’ll end the day with a few more mini-lectures from LA area provocateurs. All ticket holders may attend.

Closing Provocateurs: Full Details


icon-dotLaura Zucker. Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Director of the Masters in Arts Management program at Claremont Graduate University.

icon-dotJoy Meads. Literary Associate and Artistic Engagement Strategist at Center Theatre Group.