Stories unfold on stage near Cerritos homes. At the Cerritos Center imagination springs to life with dramatic flair. A staple in the community, the performing arts center shines a spotlight on plays, musicals, concerts, dance and much more. With a season running August to May, over a hundred events fill the calendar providing a bit of something for everyone to enjoy.

Broadway caliber shows are always spectacular. Highlights in past and current seasons include classics such as 42nd Street and more modern numbers like the Mel Brooks Musical, Young Frankenstein and Shrek the Musical. Big Band productions get toes tapping and hips swaying. Beautiful ballets are often soul searching and range from Swan Lake to the joyful Nutcracker Ballet. There’s usually a magic show or two ready to amaze folks during the season as well. Classical music flows freely throughout the auditorium with famous orchestras including the London and Los Angeles Symphonies. And, many plan ahead for holiday shows such as the Merry-Achi Christmas and Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis.

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Sophisticated and sleek, the center was designed to be both appealing to the eye and delightful to the ears. A glorious spiral staircase welcomes one and all into the Grand Lobby. Only the best of technology enhances performances in action. Seating structures ensure that audiences can easily find themselves lost in the moment wherever they may be seated.

Living in Cerritos means being exposed to wonderful experiences of the arts. With a strong dedication to promoting the arts, the City of Cerritos owns and operates the Cerritos Center while supporting countless additional art infused resources for the public. Favorite art education programs include complimentary matinee performances available to k-12 school children.

Tickets for events can be purchased online or at the box office. Patrons should plan on arriving at least 15 minutes prior to showtime to allow plenty of time for seating. When the curtain rises, an effort will be made to not disturb performances. All latecomers will be seated at the discretion of staff. Found in the backyard of Cerritos homes, this venue is conveniently located off the 91 and 605 freeways at 18000 Park Plaza.