Founded in June of 1937 as The La Mesa Little Theatre and incorporated as The Lamplighters Community Theatre on November 1st of 1976, the theatre has now had continuous productions in La Mesa for 80 years.
Serving the La Mesa and surrounding communities, Lamplighters produces six season productions a year. We also support special events and one act shows between the regular season productions. Season productions are performed on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm and on Sunday afternoons at 2pm.
Our goals are to provide a quality theater experience for our community, to provide a training facility for artistic, technical and administration aspects of theater and to have fun while we do it.
The Lamplighters Theatre Company performed it's last show at the Ben Polack Art Center on August 20th, 2006.
The Lamplighters Theatre Company reopened in a new location at 5915 Severin at Amaya in the La Mesa Village Station shopping center.
The Lamplighters Community Theatre provides a venue for community oriented theater serving the City of La Mesa and the surrounding areas in San Diego County.
The Board and Staff of the Theatre agree that our purpose and goals are as follows:
To provide a quality theater experience for both our audience and for the people that volunteer their time to make it happen.
To provide a training facility for the technical, artistic and administration aspects of the theater.
To provide an atmosphere where all parties have an opportunity to strive toward their personal theatrical goals.
To provide a financially stable environment for the theater.
To stage productions which meet our current audience's needs, attract new audience members and volunteers and fulfill our niche within the overall San Diego theater environment.