Adjacent to Alhambra and Monterey Park, just 5 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at California State University, Los Angeles stands at the gateway to the San Gabriel Valley. Patrons experience music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and film in a lovely, relaxing setting, easily accessible from the 10 and 710 freeways, or from the Pasadena area via surface streets. The Luckman Theatre, home of the critically acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra, seats 1,152, and features one of the largest stages in Los Angeles. Contemporary art exhibitions in the Luckman Gallery have garnered national and international press attention. A small amphitheatre provides a stage area for concerts, catered receptions, and dancing on the Street of the Arts. The final component, the Intimate Theatre, a modular 300-seat theatre, had its inaugural performance on November 18, 2004.
The Luckman was constructed in 1994 on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles. The Luckman Partnership, Inc., the prestigious Los Angeles architectural firm responsible for such landmark structures as the Los Angeles Forum, Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles International Airport, designed the Complex to reflect the beauty and strength of "old" California. Characterized by sun-drenched brick buildings and a tiered street of dramatic arches and columns, the Luckman has been described as a perfect blend of the old and the new, reminiscent of a Roman forum, while maintaining the glorious spaciousness which defines Southern California.
Designed to seat 1,152 patrons, this beautiful state-of-the-art theatre can also be converted into a 624- or 500-seat house. The facility features excellent acoustics and sightlines and includes a 48-foot wide proscenium, mechanically operated orchestra pit for 60 musicians, and digital video and film projection capabilities.
Street of the Arts
Serving as the main entrance to California State University, Los Angeles, the Luckman Street of the Arts is a grand red brick and concrete esplanade linking the Luckman Theatre, the Gallery, the Intimate Theatre, and the Amphitheatre. Fourteen towering arches frame a sweeping view of the San Gabriel Valley and the San Gabriel Mountains beyond.
The Gallery is a 3,600 sq ft space located at the top of the Street of the Arts at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex. Since it's inaugural exhibition in 1994, the Gallery has emerged as one of the most exciting and respected galleries in Los Angeles, with a consistent track record of showings that are a step ahead.
Luckman Intimate Theatre
Intimate Theatre is the Luckman Fine Art's Complex black box theatre. Its modular seating configurations allow it to be adapt to the a vast array of stagings. Proscenium, thrust, in-the-round: the Intimate Theatre is an evolving space unlike any other in