Press Releases
Press Releases
The latest news about upcoming CAP UCLA performances.
Apr 04, 17

UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) is thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration with The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, for the Center’s 2017 – 2018 season, launching in September 2017. Conceived and curated under the direction of CAP UCLA’s Artistic & Executive Director Kristy Edmunds, the season will showcase maverick work with a downtown vibe where artists and communities can find each other.

The CAP UCLA collaboration with The Theatre at Ace Hotel stems from a creative relationship that Edmunds has had with the Ace Hotel brand and its founders since the late 1990’s. Both share deep ties to the Pacific Northwest, and an ethos for supporting contemporary artists who carry the culture forward. In Los Angeles, they have embarked on a long-term alliance that melds their brand sensibilities, serves contemporary performance, and brings UCLA’s creative footprint into downtown LA. 

May 24, 16

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA launches fifth season under the direction of Artistic & Executive Director Kristy Edmunds.

Highlights include a two-night presentation of CAP UCLA Fellow Robert Wilson’s “Letter To A Man” starring Mikhail Baryshnikov; Forced Entertainment’s Table Top Shakespeare – a marathon of 36 micro-performances with audiences seated on the Royce Hall stage; eight intimate performances of “A Work In Progress” from David Sedaris in the Little Theater; West Coast exclusive presentation of 50 Song Memoir by Stephin Merritt, performed by Magnetic Fields; and a host of Jazz luminaries including Pat Metheny, Nels Cline & Dianne Reeves.

Subscriptions on sale May 20; Individual tickets available July 15
May 03, 16

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA is proud to present the ever-popular David Sedaris: humorist, best-selling author, playwright and radio personality. Sedaris returns to CAP UCLA on Tuesday, May 3 at 8 p.m. at Royce Hall, for another stellar evening featuring anecdotes, works-in-progress and readings from recent and popular books. A book signing will follow the event.

Tickets ($56 - $96) for Tuesday, May 3 at 8 p.m. are available now at cap.ucla.edu, via Ticketmaster and at the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310.825.2101.
Apr 30, 16

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA) is proud to present the only United States tour stop for Tigran Hamasayan with “Luys i Luso,” a spellbinding exploration of Armenian sacred music, featuring the prodigiously gifted pianist with members of Yerevan Chamber Choir performing in Royce Hall Saturday April 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets ($19-$59) are available now via cap.ucla.edu, Ticketmaster and the UCLA Central Ticket office at 310.825.2101.

Apr 13, 16

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA is proud to present sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar at Royce Hall. Anoushka, daughter of the late Ravi Shankar, appears with supporting musicians on Wednesday April 13 at 8.p.m. Tickets ($19-$69) are available now at cap.ucla.edu/anoushka, via Ticketmaster and at the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310.825.2101.

Apr 08, 16

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA is proud to present Phantom Limb Company with their newest multimedia work Memory Rings. A spellbinding journey into the woods of a vanishing past and even more precarious future, Memory Rings is told through fairy tale, fable, puppetry, choreography, original music and striking visual design to chronicle 5,000 years of human and environmental change. There are only three opportunities to see this meditative, playful and inventive theatrical collage at Freud Playhouse. Tickets ($29-$49) for Fri, Apr 8 at 8 p.m., Sat, Apr 9 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. are available now at cap.ucla.edu/MemoryRings, via Ticketmaster and at the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310.825.2101.

Mar 18, 16

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA is proud to present TOROBAKA, a collaborative dance performance between two of the world’s finest dance minds. Khan and Galván, masters of disparate dance traditions—flamenco and kathak—unite for two special performances on Fri., March 18 and Sat., March 19th at Royce Hall. Tickets ($19-$69) for both 8 p.m. shows are available now at cap.ucla.edu, via Ticketmaster and at the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310.825.2101.

Mar 12, 16

with Special Guests Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles

CAP UCLA is proud to present the Los Angeles debut of Taylor Mac, March 12 at Royce Hall. Mac will perform part of his ambitious, multi-year effort to chart the 24-decade history of popular music in America. The Royce Hall performance will feature a five-piece band and surprise L.A.-based guest artists, including Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles—America’s first all-female mariachi ensemble.

Taylor Mac will perform A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: The 20th Century Abridged Sat., Mar 12 at 8pm. Tickets, $19-$39, are available now at cap.ucla.edu, via Ticketmaster and at the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310.825.2101.
Mar 05, 16

Join us for a Desert Rock Revue, Sat. March 5, 8PM. Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA is proud to present Noura Mint Seymali, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania's defining artist on the international stage, along with her band. This evening of desert rock begins with Nigerien trance-rockers Tal National. Tickets ($19-$39) for Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m. are available now at cap.ucla.edu, via Ticketmaster and at the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310.825.2101.

Mar 04, 16

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA is proud to present three-time Grammy award winner Lucinda Williams, who effortlessly blends folk, rock, country, and blues into electric, intimate performance. She is joined by special guest Bill Frisell—one of the leading guitarists in jazz—for an exciting collaboration that features on her newest album The Ghosts of Highway 20. Alt-folk singer-songwriter Sean Rowe will open the evening, illuminating his eclectic influences with a remarkable voice . Tickets ($29-$59) for Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m. are available now at cap.ucla.edu, via Ticketmaster and at the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310.825.2101.

Feb 26, 16

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA is proud to present the rich stylings of jazz violinist Regina Carter, who will perform from her newest album Southern Comfort—a journey through the musical history of the South. Folk multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon will bring the American past back to us with re-composed folk songs. Tickets ($29-$59) for Friday, February 26 at 8 p.m. are available now at cap.ucla.edu, via Ticketmaster and at the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310.825.2101.

Feb 11, 16

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA is proud to present Maria Alyokhina, a member of the feminist anti-Putin punk rock group Pussy Riot. She will be in conversation with KCRW’s Edward Goldman, discussing art, sex, and disobedience.

Feb 09, 16

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA is proud to present ‘Mardi Gras Bhangra,’ an explosive evening bursting with talent, and a pre-party to kick things off. New Orleans piano legend Henry Butler, trumpet virtuoso Steven Bernstein and their collaborative group The Hot 9 will play re-imagined standards as well as exciting improvisations. Brooklyn-based Red Baraat, hailed by NPR as “one of the best party bands in years” provides the opening set.

Dec 14, 15

Center for the Art of Performance is proud to present the world premiere of ‘Agua Furiosa,’ the newest work from CONTRA-TIEMPO Urban Latin Dance Theater. Created by Artistic Director Ana Maria Alvarez, there will be 8 performances of ‘Agua Furiosa’—dates are listed below. Tickets ($29) are available now at cap.ucla.edu, via Ticketmaster and at the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310.825.2101.

Dec 14, 15

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA) presents Montreal-based scratch DJ and music producer Kid Koala in a multi-disciplinary adaptation of his graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall. Kid Koala and his team appear in Royce Hall Friday, January 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets ($19-$49) are available now via cap.ucla.edu, Ticketmaster and the UCLA Central Ticket office at 310.825.2101.

Dec 14, 15

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA is proud to present Roz Chast, reading from her memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? Tickets ($19-$49) for Sunday, January 31 at 4 p.m. are available now at cap.ucla.edu, via Ticketmaster and at the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310.825.2101

Oct 12, 15

LOS ANGELES— CAP UCLA is proud to present a rare Los Angeles engagement from influential Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and her revered company, Rosas. “Rosas: Then and Now includes two early and career-defining works—“Fase: Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich” and “Rosas danst Rosas”—and two more recent creations in their U.S. debuts — ““Verklärte Nacht” and “Vortex Temporum.” Tickets ($19-$69) to the four consecutive evenings, are available now at cap.ucla.edu/rosas, via Ticketmaster and at the UCLA Central Ticket Office 310.825.2101.

De Keersmaeker herself will perform in the Nov. 10 performance of “Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich”

Oct 12, 15

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA) brings legendary author and worldweaver Ursula K. LeGuin to Royce Hall Sunday, November 15 at 4 p.m. Tickets ($19-$59) are available now via cap.ucla.edu, Ticketmaster and the UCLA Central Ticket office at 310.825.2101. 

Oct 12, 15

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA) presents an exclusive and first time co-headlining concerts from two greats in modern roots and blues. Booker T. Jones and Black Joe Lewis and their full bands hit Royce Hall Friday, December 4 at 8 p.m... Tickets ($19-$59) are available now via cap.ucla.edu, Ticketmaster and the UCLA Central Ticket office at 310.825.2101.

Black Joe Lewis and his band will kick off the night. His horn section will join Jones for his entire set in a rare inclusion of brass into Jones’s sound. The two artists, who have never before shared a stage, will close the night in a live not-to-be-missed collaboration. 

Oct 08, 15

LOS ANGELES—Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA) brings the buoyant sounds of Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra to Royce Hall, Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets ($29-$59) are available now at cap.ucla.edu, via Ticketmaster and at the UCLA Central Ticket Office 310.825.2101.