Learn more and get involved

Since 1982, City Lights Theater Company has been inspiring and challenging audiences with a host of plays and musicals, many of them fresh new works. The company’s downtown San Jose theater is a bustling space that attracts artists, educators, students, and playgoers alike. Follow the links below to find out more about the people and programs that make this place hum — and to learn how you can get involved.


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Mission & history

Get the skinny on what makes City Lights City Lights, from its start as a collective producing offbeat plays by local writers to a respected institution attracting top talent.


Staff & board

Connect with the people behind the scenes. From artistic directors to scenic designers to technicians to marketing folks, it takes a lot of us to make that curtain go up. And we wouldn’t want to do anything else.


Auditions, jobs & opportunities

Join us and share your love of the theater. Audition for a plum role, stage manage a hot show, help create a scenic vision. We couldn’t do it without you.


Nonprofit partnerships

We get a real charge out of supporting our fellow nonprofits in the South Bay through cross-promotion and donating a portion of our ticket sales. Learn more.


A dog looking at the lighting booth

There’s a place for just about everyone at City Lights! Here, our mascot Simon (owned by board member Rachel Bakker) checks out the lighting booth. Photo by Taylor Sanders.