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Education & Outreach
Home Education & Outreach Audience Engagement

To deepen patrons' enjoyment of each production, La Jolla Playhouse offers a broad range of engagement events including the following options:


Illuminating Audience Events


To see the full schedule of audience engagement events, please visit the production pages.

Talkback Tuesdays:

After select Tuesday evening performances, participate in a lively discussion with actors and/or artistic staff.

Insider Events:

Join the Playhouse staff 45 minutes before the performance for an insider's view of the production you are about to see.

Discovery Sunday:

Join special guest speakers post-performance, as they engage audience members in a moderated discussion exploring the issues and themes in the play.

Audience Engagement Guides:

Learn more about each play in the season by reading our online Know Before You Go guide, found in the "Resources & Links" tab section under every play web page.

Insider Events sponsored by Jazz 88 FM. Discovery Sundays sponsored by KPBS.


Play & Party

This teen event, hosted by La Jolla Playhouse's Student Board, includes the performance and a post-show dessert and dance party where guests can mingle with members of the cast and crew. For more information, contact the Education Department at (858) 550-1070 x101.


ACCESS Performance Series

"This innovative program at La Jolla Playhouse gives disabled patrons the same privilege we all enjoy of attending world-class productions at one of the finest theatres in the United States."
- Jim Jenkins, president and CEO of Community Catalysts, 2005

Since the 1996-1997 Season, La Jolla Playhouse has offered its award-winning ACCESS Program, which provides an American Sign Language-interpreted and Audio Described performance for deaf/hard of hearing and blind/low vision audiences.

Each ACCESS performance begins at 1:00 pm with a pre-show sensory tour and a special presentation to provide design information to enhance the production for all patrons. During this presentation, materials used in the set and costumes are made available for our guests to feel, increasing their ability to more fully understand the thematic interplay of the design with the text. In 2005, La Jolla Playhouse's ACCESS Program received the “Catalyst of the Year" Award for service to the disabled community.

The Who & The What Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm BUY TICKETS


Added American Sign Language and Open Captioned Performances

The Who & The What

Added ASL Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm BUY TICKETS
Open Captioning Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm BUY TICKETS

*Please note these dates are subject to change. To confirm, contact the Box Office at (858) 550-1010.


Pay What You Can

An opportunity to see plays at La Jolla Playhouse on a pay-what-you-can basis. Please note: you may purchase two tickets per person at a $5 minimum per ticket.

Tickets go on sale at 11:00 am the day of the performance, and are not sold after 12:00 noon. Please see the dates below.

The Who and The What - Sunday, February 16 at 2:00 pm

*Please note these dates are subject to change. To confirm, contact the Box Office at (858) 550-1010.


Theatre Tours

Tour the stages and production shops of the Playhouse facilities and learn more about the history of La Jolla Playhouse and the role that it plays in the community.

Tours are available to groups. To schedule a tour, call the Education Department at (858) 550-1070 x101.