Who is Diablo Theatre Company?

Mission Statement

Diablo Theatre Company’s musical productions and educational programming inspire audiences and cultivate the next generation of theatre artisans.


Vision Statement

Diablo Theatre Company engages, enriches, and entertains by celebrating contemporary works and re-imagining the classics.

Diablo Theatre Company is a non-profit 501(c)(3) which relies on the support of individuals and corporations.  Our youth programs rely on grants and donations in addition to tuition to fund teachers, scholarships and tuition assistance.

We are so grateful to our many donors and sponsors.

Our Tax ID #23-7290034

Our History




Late in the 50's, armed with some paper, pencil, and an indomitable spirit, a group of musical theater lovers from the Walnut Creek area gathered for the first time with the idea of creating their own amateur company to produce their favorite Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. After considering several names for the new company, they decided to name it after the gentle, taciturn mountain which overlooks the area. The Diablo Theatre Company was born.


The initial performances were in very modest quarters. With time came steady growth, and the company gradually moved into larger venues as their notoriety spread. In the early 90's, after a long stay at a converted walnut shelling house, the company became one of the anchor tenants at the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, a state-of-the-art theatrical facility capable of supporting large-scale musical productions.


Over the years, the Diablo Theatre Company has grown to become a staple of the theatrical community in Contra Costa County, just east of San Francisco Bay. 

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