South Pasadena


South Pasadena could be considered the home of Upstage Theatre Arts Schools, as Artistic Director Adrian Cohen started his first classes in the city in 1999. Since then Upstage has produced over thirty shows and classes in the South Pasadena community, and very quickly established itself as one of the best summer and after school theater programs for young performers in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Upstage South Pasadena runs it’s SPEF program, after school programs, acting classes, and three summer camp programs for juniors in which students focus on the production of a show over a three week period culminating in a fully staged production complete with lights, costumes and scenery in a fully equipped theater. So, whatever aspect of theatre arts young people are interested in, Upstage in South Pasadena has something to offer them in a fun and friendly environment that will help them in whatever passion they find in life.


Click to view all the camps & classes available at our South Pasadena location.



Upstage Schools began life in 2009 as the Westwood Stage School before Adrian brought it under the umbrella of Upstage Theatre Arts Schools, his well-established theater arts organization operating out of South Pasadena, where we now have 24 successful programs running year round.

Like its sister school, Upstage Westwood offers young performers the opportunity to develop their skills in acting, singing, and dance. The school currently runs three sessions of summer camp focusing on the production of a show from rehearsal through to final performance in a theatre, and complete with costumes, lighting and scenery. In addition to the summer camp, we also offer after school programs, tap classes, voice classes, and year round after school camp.


Click to view all the camps & classes available at our Westwood location.