Proud to be the only “live” theatrical stage in the entire South bay community, we operate year round, producing 6 regular shows and numerous short run productions and FREE educational events.
Our theatre is recognized as a significant cultural arts contributor to the community, and consistently impresses its audiences, critics, and judges with continuing high-quality productions. Throughout its history, OnStage has received more than its share of County-wide technical, acting, direction, and production awards. OnStage Playhouse has been performing in Chula Vista, California since 1986, opening the doors to our current location in 1999.
To present high quality theatrical productions in a broad range of styles, while serving as a community cultural resource and providing opportunities for education, personal growth, and achievement in an atmosphere of mutual respect, support, and enjoyment.
OnStage Playhouse seeks to provide a vital performing arts organization in an up-to-date, intimate setting, recognized throughout the region for its commitment to cultural activities, exceptional theatrical arts and education.
OnStage Playhouse (OSP) believes in equal opportunity and is committed to providing a barrier-free environment that allows all people to maintain their independence and dignity. We believe that everyone should have equal access to employment, as well as to our productions and programs, and that our diverse community should be reflected in all that we do. The limitations imposed upon us by budget constraints and building design mean we cannot provide all the services we would like at this time, but we are continuing to work on methods to better serve patrons with all manner of disabilities and special needs. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and its associated regulations and strive to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities in a timely and effective manner.
As a step toward honoring the truth and achieving healing and reconciliation, our organization commits to open all public events and gatherings with a statement acknowledging the traditional Native lands on which we stand. Such statements become truly meaningful when coupled with authentic relationships and sustained commitment. We therefore commit to move beyond words into programs and actions that fully embody a commitment to Indigenous rights and cultural equity.
OnStage Playhouse (OSP) is situated on lands and waterways that have known human activity for thousands of years. We are privileged today to be able to enjoy the benefits of this land, which supports all that we do. The original caretakers of this territory have always known how to benefit from the land and water, and still ensure that future generations will have what they need to live. The territory that OSP stands upon is the ancestral homeland of the Kumeyaay Nation, Village of Chiap, whose people have lived in the San Diego region and here in what is known as Chula Vista, for thousands of years. The playhouse extends its respect and gratitude to the Kumeyaay peoples who have lived here since time immemorial.