About Kentwood Players

Since 1950 Kentwood Players has been presenting high quality theatre at a reasonable cost. We do comedies, musicals, and dramas. With a few exceptions our shows were successful on Broadway, and the exceptions are generally chosen to appeal to the same kind of audience. Christopher Cappiello of AOL City Guide Los Angeles called us “LA’s most professional amateur theater group.”

Kentwood Players is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations may be tax exempt.


Kentwood Players is a membership organization of about 200 individuals dedicated to giving you a great theatrical experience—whether they work on stage, back stage, or just pouring coffee.


  • Make reservations by email to the box office or phone 310-645-5156, The box office hours are Wednesday through Saturday - 4pm to 7pm. But you can leave an email or voicemail at any time with your name, phone number, date you wish to attend, and the number of tickets you need. Please note that your call may not be returned until the box office hours shown above.
  • To request information about Kentwood Players upcoming shows and auditions via email, please enter your email address here
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  • For other inquiries inquire here, and our boxoffice clerk will route your message to the appropriate person.

Usage note

As a name, “Kentwood Players” is constructed in the singular (despite looking plural), and it does not take an article: Thus “Kentwood Players is”—not “the Kentwood Players are.” We won’t get upset if you say [ugh] “the Kentwood Players are,” but you do want to get it right don’t you. It may help if you remember that Ab‍bott La‍boratories, Am‍erican Ai‍rlines, Co‍lumbia Pi‍ctures, General Mills, Ge‍neral Mo‍tors, Un‍ited Ai‍rlines, Un‍ited Ar‍tists, Un‍iversal St‍udios, Wa‍lt Di‍sney Pi‍ctures, Wa‍rner Br‍os (the list could go on and on) are all constructed in the singular.


Our theatre building is called the “Westchester Playhouse,” but we are known by our organization name, “Kentwood Players,” and our reputation is based on that name. Theatre Palisades and Theatre 40 are branded the same way: Their venues are called respectively the Pierson Playhouse and the Reuben Cordova Theatre, but they go by their organization names. The Morgan-Wixson Theatre does it the opposite way: Its organization is called the Santa Monica Theatre Guild, but they go by their theatre name. We respect both branding choices, but our choice is our organization name, “Kentwood Players.”


Hometown News 'voted best' logo Kentwood Players thanks readers of the Hometown News for voting our theater Best Performance Space.
Argonaut 'best of the Westside' logo We also thank the readers of the Argonaut for voting our theater in the Top 3 for Best Theatre Venue or Company of the Westside.
We also thank readers of the Daily Breaze for voting our theater a Favorite Performing Arts Venue

• Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse •
8301 Hindry Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045
Res: 310-645-5156boxoffice@kentwoodplayers.org
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