Our Mission

With community at our core, Palo Alto Players is the home for creating exceptional theatre experiences that inspire, entertain, and enrich the lives of our local artists and audiences.


At Palo Alto Players, we put community first. We ensure everyone who walks through our doors feels welcomed and valued, because we believe that people matter. We believe that theatre matters. We believe that theatre should matter to more people.



We hold ourselves to the highest standards in every area of production and operation, by creating a supportive environment for artists, staff, and volunteers to do their best work.


We celebrate our legacy and cultivate our future by using the resources entrusted to us responsibly and efficiently.


We embrace our community’s rich diversity in our programming, on our stage, and in our audiences. We believe the best possible theatre experience belongs to everybody.


We believe that the lives of all are transformed by access to and participation in theatre. We are committed to removing barriers and creating opportunities.

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