Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Citing the Economy, the Pasadena Playhouse to Close

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

Bad news for one of the region's major cultural players: Pasadena Playhouse employees learned yesterday that come February 7th, after the final performance of the current staged production, they will be out of a job, according to the LA Times. With $500,000 in bills in addition to $1.5 million owed in loans have leaders looking into the possibility of bankruptcy. Although there is $6 million in their possession, that money can only be used for refurbishing the building. The theatre opened in 1917.