The Road Turns 25!

The Road Theatre celebrates 25 years of giving NoHo award-winning theatre!

So for 25th anniversary gift you give silver. So what do get a theatre company that is turning 25? You go see one or all of their award-winning shows!  

Like we always say: “NoHo is only as great as its people.” We are proud to have the Road Theatre as an integral part of our NoHo theatre family and our NoHo community.

What makes the Road Theatre Company even more exceptional is their commitment to the most meaningful and dangerous of theatre missions: producing new work for the stage!

The L.A. Weekly in 2010 to proclaimed The Road Theatre Company as “One of the best theatres of the decade.”

The Road Theatre 25th anniversary season NoHo Arts District They are also holding their “Thrive in 25” fundraising campaign to celebrate their 25th season of producing award-winning premiere theatre in Los Angeles. “Thrive in 25” offers patrons an opportunity to show their support of live theatre at the Road by making a tax-deductible donation in a multiple of 25: $25, $50, $100, $250, etc. Donations will be applied to the Road’s 25th season, which includes five plays – four of which are world premieres written by women.

Donations may be made online at, by phone at (818) 761-8838, or by mail to: The Road Theatre Company, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601.

Not only is the Road Theatre Company located in the historical Lankershim Arts Center which houses the Art Directors Guild’s Gallery 800 and a myriad of arts programming, they’ve also opened a second theatre at the NoHo Senior Arts Colony.

The Road on Lankershim
5108 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601

The Road on Magnolia
10747 Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601

So who really is the Road Theatre Company?

Well, back in July, 1991 a group of dedicated theatre artists and administrators came together to form The Other Side of the Hill Productions, Inc. a.k.a. The Road Theatre Company. A non-profit corporation that produces theatre under the Actors’ Equity Association 99-Seat Plan. The Road Theatre Company has enjoyed an amazing history, having been honored with:

• 9 Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Awards
• 15 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Awards
• 4 L.A. Weekly Awards
• 35 Back Stage West Garland Critics Citations Awards
• 5 Robby Awards
• 67 Valley Theatre League Artistic Director Achievement (ADA) Awards
• 10 “Critic’s Choice”- Los Angeles Times
• 16 “Pick of the Week/Recommended/Go”- L.A. Weekly
• 14 “Critic’s Pick”- Back Stage West

Additionally, the company received the 2003 Back Stage West Landmark Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatre and the prestigious 1998 Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Margaret Harford Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatre.

The Road Theatre is also committed to community service and educational outreach and for nearly 20 years has been the resident company and administrator of the Historic Lankershim Arts Center. The Road is also the resident theatre company at the NoHo Senior Arts Colony, where the company produces several mainstage shows per year and offers performance and art classes to senior residents of the NoHo community at little to no cost.

See you at The Road….

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Lisa Bianconi
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