Why the name change?
By evolving UCLA Live into Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, there is a stated purpose around the organizational focus embedded directly in the name. It activates a commitment to artists, embellished contexts for their work, and a creative discourse within contemporary performing arts that we believe will be galvanizing for audiences and clarify our role in the overall performing-arts ecology.
As one of three public arts units of UCLA, under the School of the Arts and Architecture (including the Fowler and Hammer Museums) we embrace the potential that comes from being housed in a major educational and research institution by moving our mission beyond the presentation alone. CAP UCLA’s rejuvenated structure will expand our engagement with the performing arts and the artists who create it, as well as students, scholars, artists and the community. Our stated purpose aligns us closely with UCLA in the mission of creating and disseminating new knowledge.
When did the change officially go into effect?
The new name and organizational focus officially went into effect May 22, 2012, in conjunction with the announcement of the 2012-2013 season program
What makes CAP UCLA different from UCLA Live?
The best curatorial expertise that has always come from UCLA Live continues and is demonstrated through CAP UCLA’s annual season program. Key CAP UCLA initiatives include all-new Artist Fellow
(link to Artist Fellows Under Art in Action) and Residency
programs, extended collaborations with campus and other Los Angeles arts organizations, a cohesive embrace of the K–12 arts education program Design for Sharing
, an encompassing members’ initiative that includes greater audience interactions within the Center, as well as expanded platforms for presenting and contextualizing the work of artists, such as the 2012-2013 weeklong presentation of Trisha Brown Dance Company: The Retrospective Project
How did you come up with the new name and new visual identity?
Branding and design agency makelike undertook research into the organization’s history, mission and vision, past visual identity, place in the Los Angeles arts landscape as well as current and future goals. Makelike and a committee of CAP UCLA staff compiled and carefully reviewed audience trends and changes in the local and national performing arts scene. We canvassed members of the national and local arts community as well as the organization’s longtime supporters to identify themes and ideologies that would reveal and support the appropriate name.
This team of artists, graphic designers and wordsmiths helped CAP UCLA perfect a system of visual language that would reflect a reinvigorated vision and convey a vibrant sense of place, inspired by the eclectic and energizing nature of Los Angeles itself. Drawing from many idiosyncratic facets of this city of cities—including classic hand-painted signs, sweeping vistas, streetscapes, iconic architecture and flora from our shared landscape—makelike’s design vocabulary and saturated color palette creates a dynamic home for the art and ideas we are proud to present. Our new visual makeup also features images from Los Angeles photographer Mike Slack
Is there a place I can view your past events?
Weíre working on putting together an event archive with a list of our previous events. Stay tuned!
I want to connect with CAP UCLA online. What social media sites are you on?
And we want to connect with you! We are currently active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest. Check out our social media hub
for more information on how you can interact with us online.
What other names has the program been known by? How long has there been a public arts presenter on campus?
CAP UCLA was formerly known as UCLA Live, beginning in 2001 and through the 2011-12 season. Prior to that, the organization was called UCLA Performing Arts (1990-2001). In the 80s, the organization was called UCLA Center for the Performing Arts and in the 60s-70s, the Department of Fine Art Productions.
UCLA’s first public performing arts season began in 1937, making CAP UCLA’s 2012-2013 season the 75th program to come from the University’s historic presentation arm.
Where will CAP UCLA performances be held?
UCLA’s architectural icon Royce Hall has long been home to the public performing arts program on campus and will remain the primary presentation space of CAP UCLA. However, the collaborative approach of the organization opens doors to working closely with on and off-campus venues and fellow arts presenters that will create even more pathways to connect with local arts audiences.
CAP UCLA’s 2012-2013 season includes performances in Royce Hall, Freud Playhouse, Sunset Canyon Amphitheatre and even the Powell Library Rotunda. We plan to work closely with the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and UCLA Department of Theater Film & Television as well as the Hammer Museum and other area arts venues, including the Fowler Museum and the J. Paul Getty Museum for future presentations.
TICKETS AND SUBSCRIPTION
How can I connect with a human being?
Call the UCLA Central Ticket Office (CTO) at 310.825.2101 Mon-Fri between 10am and 4pm or drop us an email at email@example.com
. You can also select our live chat option
to speak with a CTO representative during business hours. Staff listings by department are here
. We’d love to hear from you.
I want to attend all your jazz events. How can I do that?
We encourage you to Create-Your-Own series of five or more events which gives you the flexibility to hand-pick the performances you want most. Check out our season calendar
and when you’ve made your selections order online
or give us a call at 310.825.2101.
What is Royce Choice?
Royce Choice is pre-selected series that includes seven highly anticipated performances in Royce Hall. To view and purchase, click here
Why should I subscribe? Canít I get tickets anytime?
You don’t want to miss out on a show that sells out once general ticket sales hit AND you want great, assured seats. Subscriber seats are assigned immediately after CAP UCLA member seats. Individual Tickets go on sale Sat, Aug 4 and, yes, you can purchase more tickets any time after that. For more information on member and subscriber benefits, click here
What if I canít make it after Iíve already purchased a Create-Your-Own series or Royce Choice package?
Subscribers & CAP UCLA members may exchange tickets up to 48 hours before any performance through CTO (310.825.2101). Exchanges are subject to a handling fee of $6 per ticket plus any excess price difference – CAP UCLA Members pay no exchange fee. We cannot provide refunds if tickets are exchanged for a lower-priced event. On-site box office at Royce Hall and other venues are unable to process exchanges. For more information, click here
How can I buy tickets to performances one at a time, not in series subscription?
You’re either from out of town or you work nights! Individual Tickets for all performances go on sale Sat, Aug 4. Sign up
for enews to get updates.
Where do I pick up my tickets?
Subscriber season tickets are mailed in advance. For Individual Tickets, you may select will call and pick them up at the venue box office 30-60 minutes prior to the performance. You can also upgrade your seats, or purchase additional seats based on availability.
I’d like to subscribe but tickets are out of my budget. Help?
Absolutely! This season, we’re offering a Season-on-a-Budget package. Give us a call at 310.825.2101 and your customer service representative know that you want to purchase the Season-on-a-Budget package. We’ll find you a pair of seats at the lowest-price (average $20). We also offer a convenient payment plan. Pay half your season order now and the remainder by Wed, Aug 1.
Are there additional fees for ticket purchases and why?
All listed prices include a $3 facility fee. And, if you can visit UCLA CTO in person, there are NO additional fees. For online and mail orders the small subscription fee of $12 handling per order allows us to thoughtfully assign seats for our valued subscribers and members. Individual Tickets purchased online are subject to other fees. Prices are valid as of May 22, 2012.
Are there special prices available for UCLA students, faculty and staff, or groups?
Yes. Most performances are $15 for UCLA students and go on sale September 24. For most events we will extend discounts to students from other campuses at Student Rush at the box office on the night of show. Stay tuned on Facebook and Twitter for Student Rush updates. UCLA Faculty and Staff receive a 10% discount for most events. On certain events, as indicated in this program, no discounts will apply. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for a 10% discount on select events. Call CTO at 310.825.2101 for more information.
Can I bring my kids? Which performances are great for families?
You know your kids best, but from our perspective, children ages 5+ are welcome at most events. Everyone must have a ticket. Read the event descriptions on our website to decide what’s appropriate for your young ones (don’t miss Circus Oz!
, and if you need more information please give us a call at 310.825.2101.
What if a program is cancelled or changed?
All programs and events are subject to change. Life happens. If we must cancel a performance we will notify you asap and offer refunds or exchanges. If you are mailing your order, please include an email address on your Order Form for immediate updates.
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
How do I get there? Is difficult to find you?
Not as difficult as you might think! For Royce Hall: From Sunset Blvd, enter the UCLA Campus at Royce Drive (between Westwood Plaza and Hilgard Ave). Click here
to use our convenient trip planner for all other CAP venues. Join our monthly enews
and stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for traffic updates all season.
Where do I park?
Royce Hall and Powell Library: Lot 5. Glorya Kaufman Dance Theatre: Lot 4. Freud Playhouse: Lot 3. Sunset Canyon Amphitheatre: Lot 11. All UCLA parking is convenient, safe and close to campus venues. Click here
to view a super-helpful interactive campus map.
Why is parking so (expletive omitted) expensive?
Parking rates are set by UCLA Transportation & Parking. All campus staff, students and visitors must pay to park. Rates are currently $11. Please bring cash. Carpool!
PATRON SERVICES AND HOUSE POLICIES
What time should I get there? What happens if I’m late?
We know all about L.A. traffic. We accommodate late seating during appropriate breaks in the performance. For theater/dance, there may be long wait. We cannot guarantee late entry or offer refunds, but there are flat screens in the lobby and bar area.
Where can I get food before/during/after the performance?
The Royce Bar offers light fare and beverages for purchase in the West Lobby of Royce Hall and is open an hour before performances, and during intermissions. Stay tuned throughout the season for upgrades to our on-site dining options. Refreshments are also available at the Freud Playhouse. Click here
for information on nearby eateries.
Are your venues handicapped accessible and ADA compliant?
All venues have wheelchair seating and most also have aisle-side transfer seats with folding armrests. Royce is equipped with an assistive-listening system. (Headsets available free of charge with an I.D.) If you need extra help to visit any of our venues or plan to be accompanied by a service animal, call Patron Services at 310.267.4465, fax 310.206.3843 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
at least two weeks prior to the performance. If possible, indicate special needs at the time of purchase.
I tweet therefore I am. Can I tweet, update Facebook and otherwise continue my virtual online life during CAP UCLA shows?
We get it. And we’re all about instigating a dialogue about the performing arts. But, we’re also aware of just how distracting it can be. Coming up, we are looking at creating a “tweet seats” option, that would allow active social media gurus access to our Lobby area for a small entry fee where you may watch the performance on screens and tweet to your heart’s desire. Sign up for our enews
to get more information on this upcoming initiative.
How about photos? I am addicted to Instagram.
We’re big fans of visual art and great photos and want to see you and yours. Feel free to post pictures of you and your friends visiting our events, outside the theaters or enjoying the Royce Bar area at Instagram and tag us at @CAP_UCLA or use our official hashtag #CAPUCLA. However, out of respect to the amazing artists on our season it is our policy to never allow photography or video recording of the performances, unless expressly allowed to professional media and approved by all parties prior to the event.