"One of the city's most provocative and whimsical theater troupes." -Miriam Jacobson, L.A. Weekly

"...uniquely representative of what our Los Angeles theatre scene can achieve, on its own terms... singular, distinctive and elevated standards..." -David C. Nichols, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle

One of the "12 Best theater Companies in Los Angeles... a perpetually buzzing hotbed of theatrical dynamism... an extraordinary track record of success... Sacred Fools often feels like the beating heart of the L.A. theater scene." -Lyle Zimskind, LAist

Founded in 1997 in the Santa Monica living room of John Sylvain, Sacred Fools - after over 17 years at our original location on Heliotrope Dr. in East Hollywood - is now in residence at The Broadwater, a theater complex with four stages.

A democratically run membership company, Sacred Fools is the birthplace of the L.A. stage hits The Behavior of Broadus, Absolutely Filthy, Stoneface, the Watson plays, Land of the Tigers, and Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara. Please help support our 22nd season of critically acclaimed, award-winning theatre.

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This organization is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Our educational projects are supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency.
Our annual 'ZIP Project,' in which residents and stakeholders of our zip code, 90038, can attend our shows for free, is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Mission Statement

Sacred Fools Theater Company is dedicated to creating and fostering a dynamic, empowered artistic community in Los Angeles. The company is run solely by the ensembled artists. We have an ongoing commitment to the development of new plays and projects which challenge traditional expectations of the theatrical experience. Our goal is to produce work which invigorates, enlightens and entertains. We believe that theater is a popular and vital art form which inspires and transforms its audience and its members.