Welcome to Harvard-Westlake's 2018/19 Performing Arts Season!

To see a full list of HW Performing Arts events, visit the events calendar page.
For general ticketing information, please scroll down to the "FAQ" section.

Avoid Waiting In Line!

When purchasing tickets, select the "Print at home" delivery option and print out your tickets ahead of time to skip the lines.

US Playwrights Festival!

The Playwrights Festival is an annual showcase of original, student written one-act plays. On average, close to two hundred students, teachers, professional mentors and directors are involved each year.

SERIES A: Thursday, May 23rd at 7:30pm and Saturday, May 25th at 7:30pm

Sit by Emma Poveda
Dimensions by Genesis Aire
Junior Year by Felicity Phelan
Self-Portrait at Bethany by Sophie Kim
Troubles in Therapy by Dottie Shayegan
Mothers & Daughters by India Altschul
Transients by Catherine Crouch
Shopping by Zoe Redlich
Entitlement High by Kaitlyn Mumford

Series B: Friday, May 24th at 7:30pm and Saturday, May 25th at 2:00pm

Coach by Dahlia Low
gone by Sam Lingard
The Audition by Rachel Grode & Will Newhart
Post-Modern Prometheus by Shana Brindze
Leg Day by Charlie Kogen
Trial of a Lifetime by Leyah Barris
The Bread & Butter of Society by Maya Doyle
Séance by Haley Levin
Tech by Michael Lehrhoff

To see a full list of cast members and directors, please click here.

These performances are general seating.

Purchase tickets here!


US Improv Shows!

The Upper School Improv groups are proud to perform for you in the Rugby Theater!
The ORANGAGANG, JACKANAPES, and SCENEMONKEYS create completely improvised scenes inspired by audience suggestions!


Friday, May 10th at 4:00 and 7:00pm in Rugby Theater
Jacob Adler, Erick Anderson, Blaine Browning, Quinn Callaghan, Connor Corley, Alec Davila, Alexandra Du Manoir, Muthee Githara, Cameron Herring, Patrick Hyde, Coco Kaleel, Anna Katz, Michael Lehrhoff, Ford McDill, Alex Poe, Zoe Redlich, Greta Zumbrunnen

Saturday, May 11th at 2:00pm in the Drama Lab
Chrystal Baik, Juliana Ciccone, Taylor Dees, Isaac Dienstag, Will Farhat, Emery Genga, Helen Graham, Siobhan Harms, Harper Hollander, Mak Kriksciun, Mathew Lee, Maayan Milchan, Alon Moradi, Felicity Phelan

Friday, May 17th at 4:00 and 7:00pm in Rugby Theater
Xenia Bernal, Maddie Boudov, Rachel Brown, Catherine Crouch, Alex Goldstein, Abe Kaye, Charlie Kogen, Haley Levin, Dahlia Low, Julia MacCary, Katie Mumford, Jake Schroeder, Scarlett Strasberg, Lilah Weisman, Sirus Wheaton, Jenna Wong, Jordan Yadegar

Come enjoy some laughs and support HW's great Improv groups!

These events are general seating.
Tickets are available online and at the school bookstores.

Purchase tickets here!

The US Scenemonkeys will also be performing on
Saturday, June 1st at 5pm, at the Hollywood IMPROV

(Purchase tickets here!)


Ticketed Events (tickets become available a month before the event)
US Scenemonkey's Hollywood Improv Show - June 1 at Hollywood IMPROV (rescheduled from May 12)

Non-Ticketed Events
US Spring Instrumental Music Concert - May 19 at 2:30pm (rescheduled from April 26)
MS Contemporary Dance Showcase - May 21
MS Jazz Big Band and Combo Concert - May 23
US Seniors Symphony in "C" - May 28
US Senior Solo Night - May 28

For more events and exact event times and locations, please take a look at our Events Calendar.

Frequently asked questions

Extra Tickets, Refunds and Exchanges

Please contact the Box Office Manager at least 24 hours before a performance if you have extra tickets you will not be using.

No refunds or exchanges will be processed the day of a performance. Please contact the Box Office Manager at least 48 hours in advance to return or exchange tickets.

Please turn in any unused tickets to the Box Office Manager before a performance begins so the tickets can be opened up to resell.

Any unused tickets given to the Box Office Manager on the day of a performance are considered a donation and the purchase amount will not be refunded.

No refunds or exchanges can be processed for past events.

Will Call

All tickets at Will Call must be picked up at least 15 minutes before the start time of an event. Tickets that are not picked up at this time can be resold to those waiting to purchase tickets.

Latecomers and No-Shows

Latecomers are not guaranteed their seats. If you arrive late, please enter the Theatre as quietly as possible and take the first available seats to minimize disturbing other audience members.

There are no refunds on tickets for not attending an event.

Wait List and Sold-Out Events

If an event is sold-out, please contact the Box Office Manager to be placed on a wait list.

If you have been placed on a wait list, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of a performance to check in with the Box Office Manager. Latecomers will be placed last on the list.

On the day of a sold-out performance, a wait list will be available at Will Call 1 hour before the start time.

We currently accept the following: Visa Master Card Student ID Card

Tickets may also be purchased at the door.