The Luckman

The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA is your home for unique cultural experiences. The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA presents cutting-edge professional music, dance, theatre, and visual arts from around the world. Located 5 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the Luckman is home to three unique spaces: the Luckman Theatre with a capacity of nearly 1,200, the Intimate Theatre with modular seating of up to 300, and the 3,600 square foot Luckman Gallery.

History

The Luckman was designed by The Luckman Partnership, Inc. This prestigious Los Angeles architectural firm is responsible for such landmark structures as the Los Angeles Forum, Madison Square Garden, and Los Angeles International Airport. The Luckman Theatre was designed to reflect the beauty and strength of “old” California. Characterized by sun-drenched brick buildings and a tiered street of dramatic arches and columns. The Luckman has been described as a perfect blend of the old and the new. Reminiscent of a Roman forum, while maintaining the glorious spaciousness which defines Southern California.

Venues

A view overlooking the orchestra and balcony seats inside the Luckman Main Theater

The Luckman Theatre

Designed to seat 1,152 patrons, this beautiful state-of-the-art theatre can also be converted into a 624-seat or a 500-seat house. The facility features excellent acoustics and sightlines, and includes a 48-foot wide proscenium, mechanically operated orchestra pit for 60 musicians, and digital video and film projection capabilities.

The Street of the Arts featuring terracotta structures against a vibrant sunset sky, complemented by palm trees and a circular courtyard design.

The Luckman Street of the Arts

The Luckman Street of the Arts is a grand esplanade complete with an amphitheater linking the Luckman Theatre, the Luckman Gallery, and the Intimate Theatre. Fourteen towering arches frame a sweeping view of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The Andy Warhol exhibition interior showcasing a diverse collection of framed artworks hung on white walls, with a polished wooden floor and an industrial-style ceiling fitted with track lighting.

The Luckman Gallery

The 3,600-square-foot Luckman Gallery presents exhibitions that represent a diverse selection of artists. It is home to the Luckman Permanent Collection of over 500 works by Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, José Sacal, Sister Mary Corita Kent, Alexandra Nichita, Raúl Anguiano, and more.

The Intimate Theater entrance adorned with brickwork under a dramatic sunset sky.

The Intimate Theatre

The Intimate Theatre is the Luckman Fine Arts Complex’s black box venue. Its modular seating configurations allow it to adapt to the vast array of stagings: proscenium, thrust, or in-the-round. The Intimate Theatre has hosted concerts, film festivals, theatrical productions, live radio broadcasts, televised US presidential forums. 

A message from the Executive Director.

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Welcome!
¡Bienvenidos!
欢迎光临!
Բարի գալուստ!
환영합니다!

Throughout our thirty years of presenting music, dance, theatre, and visual art, The Luckman has been a meeting point for artists and audiences to come together and celebrate the universal language of the arts.  

Our diverse offerings have been a catalyst for cross-cultural dialogue while shining light on the interconnectedness of the world’s artistic traditions.

Over the years, we have presented nearly one thousand artists representing more than sixty countries — each one contributing to the rich diversity that defines the dynamic cultural landscape of our community. Being an integral part of this community is important to us. Your support validates our belief that the arts enrich life in ways nothing else can. 

Thank you  /  gracias  /  谢谢  /  감사합니다  /  շնորհակալություն for making The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA your home for professional arts experiences. 

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Nicholas A. Mestas

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Team

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Manager, Executive Office

Judy Wynne

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Operations Manager

Teresa Uscanga

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Business Manager

Henry Harris

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Patron Service Manager

Rogelio Ramirez

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Marketing Manager

Justin Cone

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Gallery Manager

Aaron Gomez

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Communications Manager

Kenny To

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Production Manager

Rico Garcia

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