Venue Details

793 Star Starred
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Boulevard La Mirada, CA 90638
Venue website Get directions
29 events
8 reviews
57 stars
Free and ample parking available. Fast food nearby. Spacious seats.
star this tip starred
58 events
34 reviews
8 stars
Great meal at D'Vine and they take reservations!
star this tip starred
View all 1347 tips

Reviews & Ratings

"King Lear" - National Theatre Live HD Broadcast
15 ratings
4.7 average rating
  • 11
  • 3
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
14 events
11 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 20 2011

This was a fast-paced, well designed, brilliantly acted piece. It was extremely moving and very engaging. The space was used well and the venue was comfortable and well appointed.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
83 events
23 reviews
22 stars
attended Feb 20 2011

The entire cast put in outstanding performances.

The La Mirada Center for the Performing Arts is an excellent venue--comfortable, cushioned seats, huge screen, great sound system and acoustics.

My faith in humanity was restored when I...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
33 events
10 reviews
15 stars
attended Feb 20 2011

Derek Jacobi has been one of favorite actors forever. He was and is King Lear. The entire play was outstanding!! Different parts of the play have been on my mind since seeing it at La Mirada. Keep the National Theatre productions coming to La...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
View All 13 Reviews
More Information

Quotes & Highlights

“The finest King Lear I have ever seen.” —Daily Telegraph
“London has not seen so moving and intelligent a production of King Lear in years. And, who knows, it may be still more extraordinary in cinematic close-up when screened worldwide as part of National Theatre Live.” —_Variety _


“Who is it that can tell me who I am?”

An ageing monarch. A kingdom divided. A child’s love rejected. As Lear’s world descends into chaos, all that he once believed is brought into question. One of the greatest works in western literature, *_King Lear_ *explores the very nature of human existence: love and duty, power and loss, good and evil.

Derek Jacobi’s long and distinguished career includes his Olivier Award-winning performance as Malvolio in Michael Grandage’s production of _Twelfth Night _(Donmar West End) and _A Voyage Round My Father _(Donmar and Wyndham’s Theatre). Jacobi’s other theatre work includes _Don Carlos _(Sheffield Crucible and Gieldgud Theatre), _The Tempest _(Sheffield Crucible and Old Vic) – both directed by Michael Grandage, and _Hollow Crown _(RSC). Renowned for his role as Claudius in I, Claudius, his recent screen credits include _Gosford Park _and _Gladiator.

__King Lear  _marks National Theatre LIve’s second collaboration with another British theatre company, following the highly successful broadcast of Complicite’s A Disappearing Number last year. National Theatre Live brings you the best of British theatre broadcast from London to a world-wide audience via satellite to over 300 venues in 22 countries around the globe.

A season of seven incredible plays and musicals captured live in high-definition and broadcast around the world. The productions are shot in an up-close-and-personal style so you’ll feel like you’re there. Save money on a trip abroad and experience the best of the British stage as we transform our theatre into a state-of-the-art cinema!