The Promenade Playhouse, located on Santa Monica's famous Third Street Promenade, is home to The Promenade Playhouse Theatre and The Los Angeles Performing Arts Conservatory, as well as The Promenade Players Theatre Company and 3rd Street Comedy. The Promenade Playhouse, led by Artistic Director Natalia Lazarus, opened its doors in 1996, and since then has served as a creative hub for Los Angeles' Performing Arts Community.
"The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and social situation. The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time. The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life..."
– Stella Adler