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.

Philanthropist Panel:

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.

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.



Cal State Los Angeles
5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032


Follow signs for Lot C or Lot 5. A daily parking pass is $6 and can be purchased at machines in either lot.

Lunch options:

Cal State L.A.’s food court will be open for part of the day, and food trucks will also be onsite from 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Public Transport:

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If you are a current LA County Arts Commission OGP grantee, you may be eligible for a 50% reimbursement scholarship for general admission and the Marketing Master Class. Please contact to find out more.

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