McCadden Place Theatre
Theatre Row, in the heart of Hollywood!
T. B. A.
Call Theatre: 323-465-1008
About McCadden Place Theatre
The McCadden Place Theatre began January of 1981 as a dream in the minds
of two New York actors, but was fulfilled in the hearts of two unique individuals. Jay
Donohue and Joy Rinaldi had both been performers on the “other side of the Missis-
sippi”, and both curious to explore other possiblilities in an ever expanding creative
world. After some tireless times on film and television sets, both longed to be back on
the live stage.
They began to plan a theatre in which they could have a more direct participa-
tion and the satisfaction of acting a role for more than ten minutes at a time. The goal
was to bring Los Angeles more quality productions with as much diversity in plays as
there are in actors to be found to act the parts.
The two began working to make the dream a reality. The first effort was to seek
out a place to house their theatre. They found a graffiti-laden furniture warehouse at
1157 North McCadden Place in Hollywood. There was no question the place needed
work. But with good friends, materials and supplies scraped together through donation,
a little elbow grease, a few six-packs of the beverage of the day, you are witness that
dreams do come true.
In July 1991, the McCadden Place Theatre was gutted by a rather unfortunate
fire. After a full year of rebuilding, the theatre reopened with many improvement.