We produce theatre and theatre education in Tucson that entertains, educates, and enlightens children, adults, and families.
What We Do
As an integral part of our rich creative community, we are inspiring a love for theatre that makes our region as rich in theatre patrons as it is in talent. We have been entertaining, educating and enlightening audiences for more than 25 years in our welcoming, friendly, mid-town Tucson theatre.
We work together, year-round, to entertain theatre lovers; employ actors, crew members and teachers; educate and train the next generation of theatre artists; and foster a love for the arts by all, including people with limited access to the arts. We are honored and endlessly thankful to all of our patrons and donors--you play one of the biggest roles in helping us make our region a vibrant place for theatre and the arts.
LTW is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supported by grants and generous people who appreciate LTW's Mainstage plays, Family Series musicals, Etcetera Late-Night performances, and theatre education for kids and teens.
Award-winning artists and up-and-coming talent grace the Mainstage. Together, they create dynamic, inspiring, funny and thoughtful theatre. More than 14,000 people attend our Mainstage shows every year. To ensure that all Tucsonans have a chance to experience live theatre, we have some of the lowest ticket prices in town and, thanks to our generous donors, we can offer hundreds of free tickets to organizations and schools across the city.
These year-round interactive musical theatre performances on Sunday afternoons at Live Theatre Workshop (and throughout the school year in more than 15 schools across the city) deepen our connection to kids and have become a tradition for many Tucson families. Kids are introduced to and learn to love theatre through these fun and engaging performances, and many wind up taking LTW classes and even advance to performing in these fun shows. Adults are guaranteed a good laugh, too!
This safe place allows diverse groups of young people to express their creativity while learning teamwork, building character, and gaining self-confidence and skills that prepare them to be innovative, empathetic and well-rounded adults. Each year, 600+ kids and teens participate in a variety of beginning-to-advanced performance classes and summer camps. With the help of very generous funders, classes are brought to children with limited access to theatre education too. More than 20 schools are connected to the LTW education program, and thousands of dollars in scholarships are awarded each year.
Etcetera Late Night
These shows explore avant-garde and new styles of theatre. Original and community-derived works feature local actors and other artists in this unique program. ETCETERA works closely with UA students, high school theatre programs, and cultural organizations to produce an eclectic mix of theatre and music that is relevant to our community.