About the Los Altos Stage Company

The mission of the Los Altos Stage Company is to present theater that celebrates the rich diversity of American art and culture, to foster an enduring commitment to the performing arts and artists, and to serve as a welcoming and creative gathering space for our community.

Building on a groundswell of community support, and with seed money from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Los Altos Community Foundation, the Los Altos Stage Company (formerly the Bus Barn Stage Company) was founded in June 1995 following the closure of the Los Altos Conservatory Theatre. Los Altos Stage Company was incorporated in August 1995 and received its 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status later that year.

The Los Altos Stage Company is a quintessential neighborhood playhouse celebrating the full canon of American theater. We strive to bring together a diversity of theater practitioners, enthusiasts, and supporters to create, explore and celebrate musicals, comedies, dramas that together weave a rich tapestry of American culture and experience.

Each season, the Los Altos Stage seeks to balance work that entertains, engages, provokes and inspires our audience. Leveraging the special nature of our intimate 99-seat theater, we believe in building deep connections between artist and audience, in offering high production values, and in creating an audience experience that is warm, welcoming, and personal.

The Los Altos Stage plays an essential role our community by creating and presenting live theater in Los Altos, serving as a cultural hub for local residents, and inspiring a passion for the performing arts in current and future generations. By fostering a deep commitment and connection to the performing arts locally, we seek to advance a more vibrant cultural community throughout our region.

Since its inception, the Los Altos Stage has produced more than 100 productions that included hundreds of artists and volunteers with various levels of theatrical experience.


Gary Landis
Executive Artistic Director
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Jeff Clarke
Associate Artistic Director

Jillian Toby Cummings
Education Director

Susan Buchs
Box Office Manager

Shannon Stowe
Graphic Designer

Daya Curley
Website Development

Board of Directors

Vicki Reeder

Richard Lonergan

Roy Lave

Eileen Eng
Betsy Fitch
Karla Lacey
Paul Romeo
John Sylvester

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