Give to The Nimoy

Rendering of the future Nimoy marquee

Located near the UCLA campus on Westwood Boulevard

The UCLA Nimoy Theater is a reimagining of the historic Crest Theatre as a flexible, state-of-the-art performance space. This intimately scaled venue will immerse audiences in a profoundly engaging experience of live performance — while providing contemporary performing artists from Los Angeles and around the world expanded opportunities to develop and present new work. In addition to The Nimoy, CAP UCLA will continue to program extraordinary artists at UCLA’s Royce Hall and our partner venue in downtown L.A., The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Learn more about The Nimoy.



Gift naming opportunities

The Nimoy is offering donors inspiring opportunities for recognition of their generosity.

Join the community of supporters who are coming together to make The Nimoy possible by naming a seat.

The Nimoy stage rendering



The sensitively designed and renovated interior will be a flexible performance space that supports emerging contemporary practice across all disciplines and will be the soul of The Nimoy.

The Nimoy lobby rendering



The expansive lobby will establish the atmosphere of the theater experience, welcoming guests and creating anticipation for upcoming performances. It will be large enough to accommodate all guests pre- and postperformance.

The Nimoy bar rendering



Prominently located and highly visible, the bar will offer casual food and beverage choices, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, for pre- and postperfomance.

Close up of piano keys



A concert grand piano will be used for music programs of all types, jazz, contemporary, global and roots.

Stage door

Artists' entrance


A dedicated artists' entrance at the rear of the theater will give direct access to the green room for artists and their special guests.

Dressing room rendering

Dressing room


A small dressing room will provide artists space to dress and prepare for performances.

If you are exploring planned-giving options or other ways to create a robust future for the performing arts at UCLA, please contact the CAP UCLA development team at


The total goal is $30 million, which comprises $22.5 million for capital costs and $7.5 million for endowment and programming.

Yes! The Nimoy offers donors inspiring naming opportunities or recognition of their generosity. The stage, green room, dressing rooms and box office have already been named, but there are other opportunities remaining. If you are interested in one of the naming opportunities, please contact CAP UCLA at

We also have a limited number of named seat opportunities. For more information explore our seat campaign.

Donors will be prominently acknowledged in the renovated theater. For named spaces, custom plaques will be designed and permanently installed. A donor recognition wall will also be permanently installed with the names of all the founding donors. We look forward to honoring our donors whose support has made The Nimoy possible.