The Madrid Theatre

If you have spent any time in Canoga Park, specifically at ARTragous Art Walk, you have passed by the Madrid Theatre. Located on Antique Row, the original theater started out showing silent films. Since 1926, the location has provided the West Valley with plenty of arts and entertainment. In 1994, the location was rebuilt.

After speaking with the House Manager Shayna Kasbee, her passion for the couple of years has been to keep the theatre as the premiere place to host performances in the West Valley. Hosting various activities such as Monday morning concerts, home to Golden PAC and more.

Seussical
August 3rd-5th
Inspired by several of the Dr. Seuss children’s books, this play leads with the elephant from Horton Hears a Who!

Grease
August 10-11th
Based on the movie

Monday Morning Concerts
Valley Cultural Center

http://www.culturela.org/madridtheatre/info.html
http://canogaparkcal.com/HistoricOldTown/tabid/73/Default.aspx

The Madrid Theatre is a 440-seat professional-level performing arts facility located at the heart of historic Antique Row in downtown Canoga Park, California. The Madrid Theatre is dedicated to artistic excellence in all areas of the visual and performing arts. 

Once called “…the largest theatre on the smallest piece of land in the United States…” the Madrid offers a top notch performance facility for professional, community, and student productions; an expansive exhibit space for visual artists; and an arena for Madrid Theatre productions. 

One of the largest live theaters in the San Fernando Valley, the venue is the crown jewel of the cultural renaissance currently going on in the area. A theater has been at this site since the original Madrid Theater was built in 1926 to screen silent films. It had a Spanish motif, loge seats and a Morton pipe organ. Later on the name was changed to Canoga Park Theater and the venue showed family movies until the mid-1960’s when it became part of the Pussycat chain of theaters. The Northridge earthquake severely damaged the facility, and in 1996 the City of Los Angeles acquired the site and rebuilt the theatre as it is known today. Professionally managed by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Madrid Theatre encourages the presentation of artistic and cultural events that reflect the interests and high expectations of our surrounding community.

We’ve had a few recent performances by the stand up comedian Rex Navarette, who is apparently the foremost Philipino-American comedian in the US.

 

 

 

 

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