In 1973, R. Thad Taylor renovated this post-war warehouse into a perfect half-replica of Shakespeare's Old Globe. Thad continued to run The Globe Playhouse under, and with the support of, the American Shakespeare Society for almost 35 years. Financial difficulties forced Taylor to give up producing his own plays in 1990, but he rented the theater space for plays produced by others. One of the most successful plays to run at the Globe Playhouse was "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" in 1998, a one-woman show starring Nia Vardalos, who also starred in the popular movie version in 2002.
In 2008 the theatre was renamed the MACHA Theater and now, it's been completely reimagined as The 11:11.
Owned and operated by film and theatre production company, An 11:11 Experience, The 11:11 is a performing arts venue focused on cultivating art in all forms; from pop-up art exhibits, to Off Broadway level theatre.
Fully renovated from it's prior Shakespearean roots, The theatre now has a brand new stage, new seats, a new lighting grid.
The space has a 10,000 watt, state of the art, multi-channel, sound system, featuring, a 48-channel digital mixing console. Scalable assortment of theatrical lighting with a 96 channel dimmer rack. The stage is 27’ x 30 feet with 14 feet to the grid.
The front lobby at The 11:11 has been transformed into a retro-Laurel Canyon, rock-n-roll style, Artists' Lounge.
Complete with Cold Brew Coffee and Kombucha on tap, gourmet snacks and Wifi service, The Lounge is perfect for private parties, events, meetings and post-show socializing.
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