Behind the Curtain

Official Blog of International City Theatre


Located in the beautiful city of Long Beach, CA, International City Theatre is a professional, award-winning, non-profit theatre committed to bringing the Southern California community affordable, quality, professional theatre that will be entertaining, intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying, and to continuing our growth as a major regional theatre in the United States.

Now in our 26th year, ICT performs a five-play season and seven community and educational outreach programs. ICT has received over 200 prestigious awards for excellence in professional theatre. The City Council of Long Beach officially and unanimously recognized ICT as the resident professional theatre company of this City. The New York Times cited ICT as an innovative theatre in 1992. The Los Angeles Times named ICT one of the top 10 theatres in Southern California in 1997 and in 2000 ICT received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle�s Award for Sustained Excellence in the Theatre. Most recently ICT received the Workforce Diversity Best Practices Award from the Chamber of Commerce.

Community support for ICT is exemplified by the strength of our Board of Directors, comprised of business and community leaders. ICT relies on ticket sales and donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and the government for support.�One of our goals has been to increase earned income and the past few years have shown continuing increases in single ticket sales.�ICT has a history of fiscal responsibility and continues to run in the black.

Our productions and programs reach more than 75,000 people a year. As the official resident professional theatre company in Long Beach, we strive to create productions that continue to push the boundaries of theatre while encouraging people to support this true and wonderful art form. We hope to see you at our theatre in the very near future!

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