People say Las Vegas lacks a theatre culture, but we think differently. Las Vegas has many different venues that present live theatre. From theater for young people to classic theater there are more options than you may have realized.
Cockroach Theatre was started in 2003 by a group of UNLV theatre alumni. Their ranks have expanded, featuring talent from all over the country. They have produced exciting, visceral theatre for the Las Vegas valley. They have been given the reputation for risk taking and artistic integrity. Not only have they produced midnight performances, but they have also performed in almost any space imaginable. Cockroach Theater has recently moved into the heart of the 18b Arts District in downtown Las Vegas. They are proudly announcing their Tenth Year Anniversary
Southern Nevada’s oldest community theatre is Las Vegas Little Theatre (LVLT). It is an amateur company that started in 1978. Founded by Jack Bell and Jack Nickolson, LVLT first started performing in a converted storefront with an initial seating of just 48 seats. Their mission is to increase awareness of theatre arts in Southern Nevada, provide quality productions, and to offer educational hands on opportunities in all facets of theatre production. Over the years, many critically acclaimed and award-winning plays have been presented.
Cockroach Theatre and LVLT are only two of the many choices for enjoying the theater but they aren’t the only choices. Some of the others are: Rainbow Company, Theater in the Valley, and The Smith Center.