Our indoor home for re-imagined stagings of the classics and new work. We also offer workshops, music events, and the occasional late-night party.

You’ll find us in the Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex:
Independent Shakespeare Co.
3191 Casitas Avenue, #168
Los Angeles, 90039


Season Passes now available for the 2016-2017 Season!

See all 3 plays + our Iambic Lab reading series for just $75!

And your purchase of a Season Pass means so much more!

  • You are helping to make Shakespeare free year-round!
  • You are providing a free seat for someone who is not able to afford a theater ticket.
  • You’re helping us to expand our mission to enrich our community!

2016 - 2017 Studio Season

by William Shakespeare
October 15 - November 20
Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:00
In Shakespeare's reverie of love, the lines between dreaming and waking are deliciously blurred. As the King and Queen of fairies do battle in a fantastical forest, they find their world interrupted by mortals: four young lovers on the run, and a group of amateur actors preparing for the biggest performance of their lives. As the humans submit to the magic of the woods, they find themselves in the longest, wildest, most transformative night of their lives.

December 1 - December 18
Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:00
Charles Dickens was not only a great novelist but an acclaimed actor, and his greatest triumphs were solo performances of his own work. In our very own holiday tradition, ISC re-creates (with more than a little artistic license) the experience of seeing Mister Dickens in the flesh. Featuring David Melville as Charles Dickens (playing nearly every character in the story), he's joined by a young American actress (Julia Aks) who adds musical accompaniment and dramatic interjections. The performance is full of the acting pyrotechnics Dickens was famous for as the two actors conjure an evening full of wry humor, ghosts, romance, and redemption.

THE SNOW GEESE - West Coast premiere!
by Sharr White
March 18 - April 15
...a lovely, moving account of a clan’s struggle to adapt to trying circumstances and a changing world
– USA Today
From acclaimed writer Sharr White (Broadway's The Other Place with Laurie Metcalf, writer and producer Showtime's The Affair)

With war raging abroad, newly widowed Elizabeth Gaesling gathers her family for their annual shooting party, to mark the opening of hunting season in rural upstate New York. But Elizabeth is forced to confront a new reality as her carefree eldest son comes to terms with his impending deployment overseas and her younger son discovers that the father they all revered left them deeply in debt. Together, the family must let go of the life they've always known.

February 9 - 12
Ranging from original translations of classical plays to entirely new works on classical themes or using classical forms, this reading series gives voice to playwrights writing in their unique styles. All seating is free, and very limited. 


Every summer with our Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, we bring all of Los Angeles together under the sky with free theater. Now we’re bringing L.A. together under our roof! We don’t want ticket price to be a barrier to attendance. Regular Studio pricing is as follows (does not apply to some special events):

On a tight budget? We don't want the ticket price to stop you from coming to the live theater performance that you want to see. Email us at indyshakes@iscla.org or call (818) 710 - 6306 to make your reservation, and know that you will need to claim your ticket at least 15 minutes before show time!

A little more solid? Our General Admission price is $20.

Feeling flush? Do you want to support this initiative to provide access to theater? Our Generous Admission is $35

Getting to the Studio:

We are located at the Atwater Arts + Innovation Complex in Atwater Village

3191 Casitas Ave.  #168
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Directions are here

There is ample free parking in Lots P1 and P2. Street parking available evenings, check the signs for parking restrictions.