The troupe was founded in 1985 and assumed operations of the Los Angeles Theater Center in January 2006, having been granted a 20-year lease by the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural Affairs. The new complex — following a $4 million renovation — now houses four performance spaces (at capacities of 500, 320, 269 and 99 seats). It will also serve as home to the Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture; Culture Clash; the Robey Theatre Company; Cedar Grove Productions; Playwrights Arena; the American Indian Dance Theatre; The East Los Angeles Classical Theatre; and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
Opening the new LATC will be Lonnie Carter's The Romance of Magno Rubio and Dan Guerrero's Gaytino! (Oct. 25-28). Upcoming productions will include SITI Co.'s War of the Worlds — The Radio Play (Oct. 26-28), Teatro Avante's staging of Garcia Lorca's Yerma (Nov. 15-18), Leslie Lewis Sword's solo Miracle in Rwanda (Nov. 15-18), Motti Lerner's Benedictus (Nov. 29-Dec. 2) and two LTC productions, Melancholia (Nov. 1-11) and La Virgen De Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin (Dec. 6-22).
LTC founder Jose Luis Valenzuela serves as artistic director of the new LATC. The Los Angeles Theatre Center is located at 514 S. Spring St. in downtown Los Angeles.