Our mission is to contribute to a more connected, compassionate, and creative community.

Chance Theater is dedicated to the creation of exciting theatrical experiences, taking artistic risks, and collaborating with gifted artists on passionate and provocative plays and musicals.

We accomplish our mission by:

  • producing powerful, socially-conscious, provocative, intimate theater experiences
  • generating participation and dialogue between our diverse communities
  • nurturing and supporting local artists
  • inspiring and empowering creative young minds

Proud to be one of the leading ensemble-driven theatre companies in Southern California, CHANCE THEATER recently received a National Theatre Company grant from American Theatre Wing. The Chance has won six Ovation Awards, including two for Best Production of a Musical – Intimate Theater for its West Coast premiere of Triassic Parq – The Musical and Southern California premiere of Jerry Springer – The Opera, as well as four LADCC Awards, including the Polly Warfield Award for Outstanding Season. The Anaheim City Council named Chance Theater “the official resident theater company of Anaheim”, and Arts Orange County has twice named the Chance as “Outstanding Arts Organization”. Known for using bold and personal storytelling to promote dialogue and connection within the Southern California theatrical landscape, the Chance is committed to contributing to a more connected, compassionate, and creative community.


“But as audiences and other performance arts groups know, the storefront-size company has a reputation for quality that makes it a big player in the local theater scene.”  (Los Angeles Times)

“One of Orange County’s great local theaters” (Orange County Register)

“A major force on the Southern California theatrical landscape” (OC Weekly)

“Chance Theater is the best and most enterprising small theatre in Orange County…the Chance produces new, challenging, and rarely seen works with astounding professionalism.”  (Stage and Cinema)