The Luckman

The Luckman

The Luckman

The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA is your home for unique cultural experiences. The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA presents cutting-edge professional music, dance, theatre, and visual arts from around the world. Located 5 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the Luckman is home to three unique spaces: the Luckman Theatre with a capacity of nearly 1,200, the Intimate Theatre with modular seating of up to 300, and the 3,600 square foot Luckman Gallery.


The Luckman was designed by The Luckman Partnership, Inc. This prestigious Los Angeles architectural firm is responsible for such landmark structures as the Los Angeles Forum, Madison Square Garden, and Los Angeles International Airport. The Luckman Theatre was designed to reflect the beauty and strength of “old” California. Characterized by sun-drenched brick buildings and a tiered street of dramatic arches and columns. The Luckman has been described as a perfect blend of the old and the new. Reminiscent of a Roman forum, while maintaining the glorious spaciousness which defines Southern California.



The Luckman Theatre

Designed to seat 1,152 patrons, this beautiful state-of-the-art theatre can also be converted into a 624-seat or a 500-seat house. The facility features excellent acoustics and sightlines, and includes a 48-foot wide proscenium, mechanically operated orchestra pit for 60 musicians, and digital video and film projection capabilities.

The Luckman Street of the Arts

The Luckman Street of the Arts is a grand esplanade complete with an amphitheater linking the Luckman Theatre, the Luckman Gallery, and the Intimate Theatre. Fourteen towering arches frame a sweeping view of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The Luckman Gallery

The 3,600-square-foot Luckman Gallery presents exhibitions that represent a diverse selection of artists. It is home to the Luckman Permanent Collection of over 500 works by Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, José Sacal, Sister Mary Corita Kent, Alexandra Nichita, Raúl Anguiano, and more.

The Intimate Theatre

The Intimate Theatre is the Luckman Fine Arts Complex’s black box venue. Its modular seating configurations allow it to adapt to the vast array of stagings: proscenium, thrust, or in-the-round. The Intimate Theatre has hosted concerts, film festivals, theatrical productions, live radio broadcasts, televised US presidential forums. 

A message from the Executive Director.

The Luckman is proud to be your destination for unique and meaningful cultural experiences.  

Together, we’ve shaped the cultural landscape of our city with over a thousand presentations and exhibitions that have contributed profoundly to the multi-layered renaissance that has helped position Los Angeles as a cultural center beyond the Hollywood industries.

We create opportunities for the exchange of ideas that fuel our fundamental curiosities while challenging and positioning us to see beyond the lenses of our own lived experiences. In the process, we celebrate and explore the unique cultural diversity that lives in each of us and reaffirms our human connection. Art has the power to inspire, motivate, and unite us in unequivocal ways.

We are committed to delivering professional arts content that provides the nourishment our creative minds and souls need. In addition to our live presentations and exhibitions, I invite you to discover our series of original content, produced entirely by the Luckman team, where you can view performances, interviews with artists, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and more. Anywhere. Anytime.

On behalf of the entire Luckman team, thank you for patronage. It is your continued support that validates our commitment to the belief that the arts enrich life in ways nothing else can. 

Nicholas A. Mestas


The Team

Manager, Executive Office

Judy Wynne

Operations Manager

Teresa Uscanga

Business Manager

Henry Harris

Patron Service Manager

Rogelio Ramirez

Marketing Manager

Justin Cone


Aaron Gomez

Communications Manager

Kenny To

Stage Manager


Want to join our team? View open positions here.

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