A Center for Experimentation, Discovery and Civic Discourse

our story & spaces

The Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT) is a multidisciplinary center for innovative visual and performing art founded by the California Institute of the Arts (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 CalArts by encouraging experimentation, discovery and lively civic discourse.

Throughout its history, REDCAT has worked to be an equitable forum for experimentation and innovation. As part of CalArts’ mission and values, and its IDEA (Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Access) Cooperative, REDCAT along with the Institute, have redoubled their efforts to confront, address, and eradicate the structural, systemic, and societal injustices that are threaded through our communities. REDCAT is committed to ensuring and supporting IDEA in all its policies and practices. 


“Experimental, cutting edge, sometimes daringly esoteric and often very good.” —Artillery Magazine