titleCerritos Center for the Performing Arts
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

Address:

12700 Center Court Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703

Contact:

Tom Hamilton
Theater Operations Director
(562) 916-8522
Contact the Theater Operations Director

 

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The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) is the southland's premier performing arts and conference facility. The CCPA's theater features movable seating wagons, seating towers, ceiling panels, and elevator lifts which can be configured into 6 different settings. The seating can range from 900 to 1,800 seats. Seating wagons can also be removed to accommodate equipment for filming.

A spiral staircase of concrete and etched glass accents the Grand Lobby, along with polished copper torchieres, perforated metal, glass elevators, 20 foot mirrors, and exposed concrete board form columns. A fireplace with a polished limestone façade adds to the ambiance of the space. A skylight allows the sun to reflect through a beautiful glass sculpture that creates patterns on the Grand Lobby's limestone floor. Black and white tiles, reminiscent of the 1930's, adorn the walls of the public restrooms.

Inside the theater, richly finished ash and cherry wood accent the luxurious European-style box seating along with polished copper railings. Custom designed seat covers add to the festive nature of the space. The 5,200-square-foot Sierra Room is an ideal setting for meetings, banquets, and special events.

The Sierra Room also can serve as a staging area for extras, craft services, or wrap parties. The walls are finished in white ash wood. High ceilings and operable walls that divide the space contribute to the room's flexibility. A hidden retractable seating unit or cabaret seating can also be arranged for smaller performances. The 850-square-foot Mojave Room features a polished Italian granite table and is suited for smaller board meetings and intimate receptions.

Design Awards: United States Institute of Theater Technology Honor Award; Concrete Industry Paving Award

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On the Set

“Chuck” (2011)

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The CCPA's lobby was transformed into the First Bank of Macau for the filming of an episode of the hit television show “Chuck.”

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