Lewis Family Playhouse - Mainstreet Theatre Company

Our Mission

Mainstreet Theatre Company

MainStreet Theatre Company was created in 2006 by the City of Rancho Cucamonga to provide imaginative, professional theatre productions specifically designed for youth, school and family audiences.

Included in American Theatre Magazine's list of "20 Theatres You Should Take Your Kids To," the Playhouse's critically acclaimed Equity Company has introduced hundreds of thousands of children to live theatre for the very first time! Since 2006, we've produced a World Premiere, a U.S. premiere, and many California or greater Los Angeles area premieres. We're known for the high artistic quality of our creative talent, and are delighted that our shows have been recognized for excellence with two L.A. Ovation Awards and several nominations. We're proud to continue to share our unique interpretations of classic and contemporary children's literature with the school children and families of our region for another great season.

In addition to the shows, our generous actors connect with our audiences by participating in Q & A sessions (after school group matinees & select Sunday performances), and by signing autographs after our weekend public performances. We offer study guides for teachers (and parents) to download from our website for all of our shows, and we love how families have embraced our interactive lobby displays and other activities.

We keep our prices low on purpose, in order to provide access to professional theatre for everyone in the community, thanks to the support of the Rancho Cucamonga Community & Arts Foundation and our Play Partner program, which allows us to serve many underserved children and families with free, discounted, or subsidized tickets to both school and public performances.

We believe that great theatre sparks the imagination of a child, and encourages him or her to see the world in new ways. MainStreet is proud to help nurture curiosity and empathy in all children, and to play a role in inspiring potential future artists. The three classic stories in our 11th season can be shared across generations, reminding all of us about the power of kindness, friendship, and family. We sincerely hope that bringing these stories to life will give children wonderful memories that they will cherish their entire lives.

See you at the theatre!