BroadStage is located on the campus of Santa Monica College and is a part of the SMC Performing Arts Center. As we actively work to create a more equitable path as a cultural institution, we respectfully recognize that the land on which BroadStage currently stands is the ancestral unceded territory of the Tongva, Gabrielino, Kizh peoples. We honor the Indigenous caretakers of these lands and their elders, past, present, and future.
BroadStage is a contemporary performing arts presenter, located at The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center.
Established in 2008, BroadStage energizes audiences and community through bold performances and personal connections. A proud flagship of Santa Monica College, BroadStage is one of Los Angeles’ leading venues to experience daring artistic performances.
BroadStage presents works in three distinct venues at the SMC Performing Arts Center. The Mainstage is a strikingly grand 500-seat venue that combines the warmth of a small theater with the acoustics and staging of a grand hall. Facilitating a multi-tiered approach to accessibility through the arts. The Edye is a 100-seat black box theater that uplifts new, developing, and innovative work to feature younger, emerging artists, and increased accessible programming. The East Wing is a versatile indoor/outdoor venue that provides flexibility for live performances and serves as an additional special event space.
Approaching a 15-year anniversary in 2023, BroadStage is expanding to meet a rapidly evolving set of needs for artists, audiences, community, and campus. Under the leadership of Artistic & Executive Director Rob Bailis, BroadStage is broadening its impact through a new artistic vision, celebrating our shared humanity, and expanding the role the arts play in the vitality of our diverse community.