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The Lyceum Theater

The Lyceum Theater is a premiere venue for university and professional theatrical performances in Orange County. Located on the campus of Vanguard University, the Lyceum Theater is the home of the Vanguard University Department of Theatre Arts and the American Coast Theater Company (ACTC). 

Regularly cited as a "hidden entertainment treasure" of the OC theatre scene, the Lyceum Theater is known for its quality musical theatre productions and family-friendly fare. 

About ACTC

The American Coast Theater Company is committed to producing professional theatre with artistic excellence and high production value. We are also committed to producing works that may inspire hope or self-reflection through the eyes of the characters that struggle with their own humanity. We believe in stories that offer the possibility of enlightenment which can be life changing. 

Highlights from ACTC’s 17 years as a professional theatre company include The Hiding Place, Shadowlands, the repertory productions of Hamlet and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, and the 2016 production of Life Without Parole at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Los Angeles. As written in our mission statement, we are deeply committed to honoring diversity and inclusion within our company members and casting.

About Vanguard University Theatre Arts

VU is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, and several of our productions have been invited to be presented at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Many of our graduates have been accepted to elite, professional M.F.A. programs across the country including UC Los Angeles, UC Irvine, Rutgers, University of Illinois; and to conservatories such as American Conservatory Theatre, Royal Scottish Drama Academy, and Boston Conservatory.


Our Location

Vanguard University
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The Lyceum Theater is at the rear of the Vanguard University campus. Drive south on Newport Boulevard past Fair Drive and turn right at the third driveway opening. The Lyceum Theater is toward the far right end of the parking lot.

Parking is free.

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