The Covina Center for the Performing Arts, also known as Covina Theater and formerly the Covina Playhouse, is a creative performing arts hub located in the heart of historic Downtown Covina. Since the Covina Theater opened its doors in 1920, it quickly became an important destination in the San Gabriel Valley, offering a variety of performing arts performances, entertainment and filming opportunities. Longtime Covina residents Chris and Retha Champion began operating the Covina Theater in 2001, hosting many performances and nonprofit events for the community to enjoy for over two decades.

In December of 2022, the City of Covina acquired the Covina Theater to help preserve it as a space for the performing arts and a valuable anchor of the City’s downtown shopping district. Following the acquisition, the City partnered with The Laugh Factory to provide comedy club operations. This partnership includes regular comedy club performances, including special performances by famous comedians.

In addition, the Covina Theater will continue to host other events and performances, including theater performances and musicals. Community members can also rent the space to host their own event! Together with The Laugh Factory, the Covina Theater is committed to providing a safe, creative, fun and diverse space for all to enjoy.


The City would like everyone to have a great experience at the Covina Theater, and to ensure safety for our guests and performers, please review our policies below prior to visiting the venue.

  • Guests requiring special assistance can contact the Box Office before purchasing tickets to arrange accommodations. Please note wheelchair and companion seating options are available for purchase when selecting your tickets at the online Box Office.

  • Children’s tickets are priced for children ages 2 to 12 years old.

  • While all guests over the age of 5 are welcome to enjoy our performances, we are mindful to include advisory warning for performances containing adult content. Parents and guardians should use their best discretion to decide if a performance is suitable for your children.

  • To ensure everyone can enjoy the performance, all cell phones, pages and electronic devices should be turned off, and texting during the performance is prohibited.

  • The Covina Theater reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone displaying inappropriate behavior including: foul language, intoxication, recording or photography, and any actions that interfere with the performance or the audience’s safety and enjoyment. Purchasing a ticket requires that all guests abide by the venue’s policies.

  • For more rental information, please call or email Joanna Lopez, Covina Center for the Performing Arts Manager, at (626) 339-0093 or