Congratulations! To the cast of Moon Over Buffalo for garnering more Desert Theatre League award nominations than any other production in the region!
The Desert’s best in live theater!
The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s multi-theater complex serves as the Joshua Tree National Park gateway communities’ primary source for hi-quality theatrical performances and education. For over 50 years, the Cultural Center’s award-winning Hi-Desert Playhouse division has provided the area’s best in professional, community, and youth theater productions. From HBO or New York Drama Desk award-winning playwrights trying-out new staged readings or full-scale theatrical works, to the performances of a large community cast bringing to life the classic Wizard of Oz, to a fully-youth-run theater production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr., or the original avante-garde spoken word monologues and performances of eclectic desert artisans – the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s state-of-the-art venues are YOUR theaters of choice.
Interested in staging a production?
Playwrights or directors who desire to stage a viable production at the Center may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Professional Theater Productions are special engagements that are open to the public and provide a venue for the public to see, hear, and learn about the theatrical arts. From the dramatic to the comical, this also includes performances in poetry and spoken word to professional magicians and comedians. Temporarily scaled-back while completing renovations on its primary theater, the Cultural Center offers between three to five professional theater productions depending on the season.
- Community Theater Productions are open to amateur and experienced thespians and live theater enthusiasts who desire to participate in producing and mounting live stage productions – whether on the stage or as technicians and stage crew. Temporarily scaled-back while completing renovations on its primary theater, the Cultural Center traditionally offers between three to five community theater productions depending on the season.
- Youth Theater & Education is a program offered to area youth to help them see, hear, learn, and participate in the live theatrical arts. See our YOUTH THEATER page for more information.