LA STAGE Space encompasses the LA STAGE Alliance offices, two rehearsal rooms available for rent, and a 7,000 sq. foot warehouse facility that has been transformed into a performing arts co-op for artists of Greater LA.
THE WAREHOUSE CO-OP
In the spring of 2013, the performing arts community of Greater LA came together to raise the initial funds to launch the LA STAGE Space Warehouse Co-Op. A month-long crowdsourced campaign brought in nearly 300 donors and $35,000. Since then, the Warehouse has become a valuable resource for theatre companies, schools, and acting studios to share materials and further develop their productions.
How does it work?
Those who join the Warehouse become Co-Op “partners.” Partners join the Warehouse by signing an annual contract and partnership agreement, and subsequently gain access to all props, costumes, and set pieces that belong to the Co-Op. Some types of partners may additionally bring items of their own to contribute to the Co-Op.
All Warehouse inventory is barcoded and cataloged in an online database that partners may access to view and place orders. All inventory and orders are overseen by the Warehouse staff.
FULL ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERSHIP
JOINING THE CO-OP
First, check out the Warehouse FAQs for more information, or contact us to schedule a tour.
To become an Organizational (annual) Warehouse partner, your organization must first become a full organizational member of LA STAGE Alliance (public schools exempt). Once your organization has member affiliation, fill out the Warehouse partnership agreement and return via email to warehouse staff (firstname.lastname@example.org).
30-Day Partnerships do not require a membership with LA STAGE Alliance.
My organization doesn’t have any items to contribute to the Warehouse. Can we still join?
Absolutely. As space is limited, we even encourage this practice. Items in the Warehouse should benefit the community as a whole, and therefore the Warehouse should be used as a group resource, not merely a storage space.
Can I join for just a few months when I need materials for my show?
We now have short-term contracts that allow you to join on a per-production basis. Refer to the 30-Day Limited and Full Partnerships.
Will the Warehouse take all of my materials?
Items you’d like to contribute to the Warehouse must first be approved by Warehouse staff. It doesn’t do the community much good to have a Warehouse full of old chairs or rotary telephones and nothing else. We want to house items that the whole community might find attractive, so some of your materials might be turned away.
Can you pick up or deliver my materials?
We’re trying to make this a possibility in the future, but right now, we’re not set up to provide access to a truck or do deliveries. The more partners we have, the more likely this will be to becoming a reality.
Can I store things in the Warehouse that can’t be shared with others?
Nope. That wouldn’t be much of a co-op, would it? Though you can place restrictions on the alterations that can be done to an item. Some items must remain untouched, some can be altered but must be returned to their original states, and others may be manipulated to your heart’s content.
WAREHOUSE CO-OP PARTNERS
2Cents Theatre Company
Actors Co-Op Theatre Company
Andak Stage Company
Art of Acting Studio
Bilingual Foundation of the Arts
Champs Charter High School
Coeurage Theatre Company
Crown City Theatre
Garry Marshall Theatre
Ophelia’s Jump Productions
Performing Arts Education Centers – LVUSD
Sacred Fools Theater Company
Stella Adler Academy & Theatre
The Geffen Playhouse
The Loft Ensemble
Theatre of NOTE
The Antaeus Company
Rogue Machine Theatre
Son of Semele Ensemble
Anne Kathryn Parma
Australian Theatre Company
Bright Eyes Productions
The Broad Stage
California School of the Arts-SGV
The Colony Theatre Company
El Portal Theatre
Fearless Imp Productions
Firefly Theater & Films, LLC
IAMA Theatre Company
Immaculate Heart High
Independent Opera Company
Intellectual Property Entertainment Productions, LLC
Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre
Latino Theater Company
Lightning Rod Theater
McCoy Rigby Entertainment
Notre Dame Academy
Perfectly Serious Productions
Pony Box Dance Theatre
Linda Tolliver/Susan Priver
London Calling, LLC
Santa Monica Rep
Short & Sweet Festival
Sierra Madre Playhouse
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
York Productions/Fancy Pants, LLC
This program could not exist without the support of our inventory system sponsor, Database Works, and without the generous contributions of Pamela Vanderway/DialectCoaches.com; Kiki & David Gindler; and Lacie Harmon & Robin Greenspan.
LA STAGE Space is growing quickly and could use your additional support. To find out how you can help, check out our support page.
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