Our Mission: Provide affordable professional entertainment and arts education for the Coachella Valley.
Palm Canyon Theatre History
Bill and Sylvia Layne had been coming to the desert for years with their family to vacation and visit relatives. They recognized that there was a need for high quality, professional, and affordable regional theatre in the greater Palm Springs area.
Exploring potential opportunities, the City of Palm Springs approached the Laynes to look at the old school at Frances Stevens Park and thought that it could be made into a marvelous, intimate setting for live theatre productions. They spent a couple of years working with the City of Palm Springs to secure a lease. Then they spent an intensive year and a half working with family and friends converting the old gymnasium to a 230 seat banked stadium-style proscenium theatre.
Palm Canyon Theatre opened its doors for the first production in the fall of 1997 with "The Desert Song" by Romberg, Harbach, and Hammerstein, setting the stage, as it were, for a series of award winning productions for more than 10 years.
Now entering it's tenth season, Palm Canyon Theatre is on firmer financial footing, and is delighted that its offerings continue to expand. In recent years we've been pleased and proud to sponsor Jeanette Knight's Third Sunday Improv Jam, Second Sunday Shakespeare and Spotlight on Musicals with Nate Brown in Concert.
PALM CANYON THEATRE'S 2010 - 2011 SEASON
CATS October 8th – October 24th
Rumors November 12th – November 21st
Annie December 3rd – December 19th
The Producers January 29th – February 14th
Elton John’s AIDA February 25th – March 13th
Camelot April 8th – April 24th
RENT May 6th – May 22nd
The Skin of Our Teeth* March 25th – March 27th
Hot Summer Nights Show
FAME* July 8th – July 17th
*not included in subscription