Music, Arts & Theater
The Arts … Alive and Well in Lafayette
Theater, music, art and literary events……….all contribute to the vibrant cultural landscape that exists in Lafayette today.
Lafayette’s Town Hall Theatre
Established in 1944 as The Dramateurs and reorganized in 1992 as The Town Hall Theatre Company of Lafayette, it is the oldest continuously active live theater in Contra Costa County. Over the years the group has earned more than its share of “Shellie Awards”, the County’s equivalent of Oscars. Each season brings new productions to the friendly and intimate environs of Town Hall.
Town Hall Education
Town Hall Education is dedicated to providing students of all ages with high quality, engaging, and fun theatrical experiences. We strive to make sure each child develops access to their own voice through theatrical expression. In our classes and in our building we have built a strong and welcoming community. We hope you can come experience that feeling and be a part of our community.
Gold Coast Chamber Players
The Gold Coast Chamber Players have been leading the way as one of the nation’s first chamber music collectives since 1987. Performing first in Victorian mansions in the heart of the Alameda Gold Coast, GCCP continues to create this same intimacy in larger venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Winner of the Diablo Magazine’s Best East Bay Concert Series of 2021, the Arts and Culture Award for Contra Costa County and Contra Costa Times’ Best East Bay Chamber Group, GCCP provides vibrant concert experiences with ongoing series in Lafayette. Dedicated to quality, connection, and transformation, GCCP also provides engaging classroom experiences in public schools throughout Contra Costa County. Our mission is to foster greater connection and transformation through top-quality, thematic concert experiences with internationally renowned musicians.
Lafayette Generations in Jazz – Summer Jazz Workshop
This weeklong summer camp features “students and stars” from the local middle and high school music programs playing alongside some of the best jazz musicians in the country. Professionals who have appeared in past sold-out performances include Hall of Fame Jazz singer Countess Felder, Tower of Power’s Mic Gillete, Wayne Walker, Mary Fetig and John Santos.
Produced by the Generations in Jazz Foundation, the camp is one of many activities organized by this group. Others include the Honor Jazz Bands Concert, The Big Band of Rossmoor and Jazz Outreach, a program designed to aid underfunded schools with resources, information and opportunities in jazz music.