Nine O'Clock Players
Theatre for Children Program


Nine O’Clock Players Theatre Program

Founded in 1929, the Assistance League Theater is one of the oldest continuously performing children’s theaters in the United States. Our mission for 92 years has been to introduce children to the magic of live performance, literature and music through the joy of theatre.

The Nine O’Clock Players (“NOP”) Theatre for Children Program annually hosts more than 12,000 children from the Los Angeles area. NOP provides two full musical productions of classic children’s literature with life lessons adapted for children today. Field trips to the theater, at no or low cost, are provided to school children and families, particularly low-income and special needs students who might not be otherwise exposed to the magic of live theatre. During the pandemic, NOP even developed virtual performances and educator resources to provide meaningful arts enrichment that brings the magic of theatre into your home!

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Peter and Wendy

A retelling by Carol Weiss of J.M. Barrie’s classic “Peter Pan.” It tells the tale of Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook and the Lost Boys with the message that fantasy, fun and playfulness aren’t just for children—they reside in all of us if we believe hard enough.

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Educating and uplifting
children to develop their
imagination and create
a better tomorrow


Theatre Rental

The Assistance League Theater is one of the best kept secrets in Los Angeles. This historic gem, a newly renovated 330-seat auditorium, with state-of-the art technical equipment, four dressing rooms, a green room, backstage kitchen, and a charming outdoor patio.

Rates start at $300 per day. Non-profit discounts available.