CalArts’ Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts

REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, is a multidisciplinary center for innovative visual, performing and media arts founded by CalArts in the Walt Disney concert Hall complex in downtown Los Angeles. Through performances, exhibitions, screenings and literary events, REDCAT introduces diverse audiences, students and artists to the most influential developments in the arts from around the world, and gives artists in this region the creative support they need to achieve national and international stature. REDCAT continues the tradition of the California Institute of the Arts, its parent organization, by encouraging experimentation, discovery and lively civic discourse.

Throughout its history, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theatre (REDCAT) has worked to be an equitable forum for experimentation and innovation with commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in its program offerings, staff, and artists. As part of CalArts’ mission and values, and its IDEA (Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Access) Cooperative, that redoubles the Institute’s efforts to confront, address and eradicate the structural, systemic, and societal injustice that are threaded through our communities, REDCAT remains committed to ensuring and supporting diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in all its policies and practices. 


“The gold standard of the avant garde in L.A.”  —The Huffington Post

“Tinseltown goes avant-garde with REDCAT.”  —Conde Nast Traveller

"REDCAT stage hosts some of the world's most intriguing, envelope-pushing, avant-garde theater, film, music and performance art." —Shana Nys Dambrot, LA WEEKLY

"Beachhead for experimentation." Scott Timberg, LA MAGAZINE

"Downtown’s most avant-garde performance laboratory where theater, dance, music, poetry and film merge into impressive exhibitions presented in its own theater and gallery within the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex." —Lonely Planet 

"A known incubator for cutting edge dance and other performing arts." Cultural Weekly

"Experimental, cutting edge, sometimes daringly esoteric and often very good." ARTILLERY MAGAZINE


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