ABOUT THE SHANNON CENTER

Opened in 1990, the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College boasts two state-of-the-art venues: the 403-seat Robinson Theatre and the more intimate 75-seat Studio Theatre. The Shannon Center also houses technical support areas and academic facilities for the Whittier College Department of Theatre Arts. Among the artists who have graced the stage are Oscar-winning composer Henry Mancini, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz, and the Grammy-award winning group Los Lobos.

For the past twenty-six years, the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College has offered outstanding programs that reflect the diverse interests and cultural backgrounds of Southern California, including our world famous Aloha Series; our Inside Latin Jazz series; family and Latino programming; Broadway, jazz and cabaret performers; folk musicians and singer-songwriters; classical musicians and composers; theatrical performances; and the list goes on and on. In addition, the Shannon Center annually plays host to the Department of Theatre Arts' fall and spring productions, the Department of Music's J.S. Bach Festival, the Whittier College Writers' Festival, and a full slate of guest lectures, special performances, and holiday events.

To view the seating chart and a picture of the theatre seating, CLICK HERE.

STAFF

Shane Cadman
Theatre Manager
Tel: 562.907.4835
Email:
scadman@whittier.edu
Ronald Maurer
Operations Assistant
Tel: 562.907.4901
Email: rmaurer@whittier.edu

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

The Shannon Center is located at 6760 Painter Ave, Whittier CA 90601. To get to the Shannon Center, exit the I-605 Freeway at WHITTIER BLVD. Turn EAST on Whittier Blvd. And proceed approximately two (2) miles to PHILADELPHIA ST. Turn LEFT on Philadelphia St. and proceed several blocks through historic Uptown Whittier to Painter Ave. Proceed across Painter Ave. and turn LEFT into the drive on the East side of the Shannon Center for the Performing Arts. A large parking lot is located on the North side of the building. There is also parking on the south side of Philadelphia opposite the Shannon Center.

Parking is free at the Shannon Center. You may park anywhere on the Whittier College campus (after 5:00 p.m. weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday), but the best parking is directly behind the center. There is also parking across Philadelphia next to the Mendendhall Building and east on Philadelphia in front of the music building. Please click here to see the map of the campus and parking

 


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SPECIAL DISCOUNT OFFERS


The Shannon Center is partnering with local businesses to bring special discount offers to our patrons. By showing your ticket or ticket stub for a Shannon Center event at the businesses listed below, you will receive the special discount listed for that business. If you are a local business and are interested in partnering with us, please CLICK HERE for local business form, fill it out and send it in to us to get started.
 
Bailey Street Kitchen
13010 Bailey St.
Whittier, CA 90601
562.464.0171
SPECIAL OFFER: 10% discount off entire purchase.*
*One discount per ticket only.
Crepes & Grapes Cafe
6560 Greenleaf Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601
562.696.3255
SPECIAL OFFER: 20% discount off entire purchase.*
*One discount per ticket only.
California Grill
6751 Painter Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601
562.907.7017
SPECIAL OFFER: 15% discount off entire purchase.*
*One discount per ticket only.
The Commoner
6754 Greenleaf Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601
562.464.1761
SPECIAL OFFER: 20% discount off entire purchase.*
*One discount per ticket only.
El Taco Sabroso
11503 Carmenita Rd.
Whittier, CA 90605
562.944.4841
SPECIAL OFFER: 10% discount off entire purchase.
*One discount per ticket only.
Gu Thai Uptown
7011 Greenleaf Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601
562.945.6778
SPECIAL OFFER: 15% off food order.
Not valid during Happy Hour.*
*One discount per ticket only.
La Pescadora
7039 Greenleaf Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602
562.698.4144
SPECIAL OFFER: 10% discount. In-store purchases only.
*One discount per ticket only.
Local Fixture
6728 Bright Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601
562.945.90601
SPECIAL OFFER: 15% off all store and coffee bar purchases.*
*One discount per ticket only.
Mimo's Cafe
6735 Greenleaf Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601
562.698.7474
SPECIAL OFFER: 10% discount off entire purchase.
*One discount per ticket only.
Phlight Restaurant & Wine Bar
6724 Bright Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601
Tel: 562.789.0578
SPECIAL OFFER: 10% discount off entire purchase.*
*One discount per ticket only.
Pour Le Bain
6721 Greenleaf Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601
562.464.3636
SPECIAL OFFER: 10% off of orders of $25 or more with Whittier College student I.D. or Shannon Center ticket stub.
*One discount per ticket only.
Rockies Frozen Yogurt
14748 Whittier Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90605
Tel: 562.945.0931
SPECIAL OFFER: 20% discount off entire purchase with Whittier College I.D. or Shannon Center ticket stub.*
*One discount per ticket only.
Steve's BBQ
7007 Greenleaf Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602
562.789.0200
SPECIAL OFFER: 10% off food order.
*One discount per ticket only.
The Deli Up
7701 Painter Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602
562.632.1111
SPECIAL OFFER: 10% discount off entire purchase.*
*One discount per ticket only.

LOCAL DINING


The City of Whittier and its surrounding communities are composed of multiple ethnicities and cultures—which means that when it comes to restaurants and cuisine, visitors have a veritable buffet of choices. Even the Los Angeles Times recognizes the great food here!

Here are sample of restaurants and shops to get something to eat while you're in Uptown Whittier (all in walking distance):

 
California Grill
6751 Painter Ave.
Across the Street from the Shannon Center
562.907.7017
The 6740
6740 Greenleaf Ave.
562.698.6740
Amachi
6729 Greenleaf Ave.
562.696.1510
Azabu Restaurant
13119 Philadelphia St.
562.789.0881
Bailey Street Kitchen
13010 Bailey St.
562.464.0171
Bizarra Capital
12706 Philadelphia St.
562.945.2426
The Bottle Room
6741 Greenleaf Ave.
562.696.8000
Brickhouse Pizza
7028 Bright Ave.
562.693.9523
The Cellar Bottle Shop
6531 Greenleaf Ave.
323-855-6896
Ciao Italia Ristorante
13112 Philadelphia St.
562.464.2426
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
7201 Greenleaf Ave.
562.696.8452
Colonia Publica
6735 Greenleaf Ave.
562.698.7474
The Commoner
6754 Greenleaf Ave.
562.464.1761
Crepes & Grapes
6560 Greenleaf Ave.
562.696.3255
The Deli Up
7701 Painter Ave.
562.632.1111
Gu Thai
7011 Greenleaf Ave.
562.945.6778
Hanarum Sushi
6541 Greenleaf Ave.
562.696.0628
La Monarca Bakery
6727 Greenleaf Ave.
562.693.0208
La Pescadora
7039 Greenleaf Ave.
562.698.4144
Lift Coffee Roasters
6512 Greenleaf Ave.
Mimo's Café
6735 Greenleaf Ave.
562.698.7474
The Mission Square
13033 Penn St.
562.458.5353
Mr. Sandwich
13011 Philadelphia St.
562.693.2558
New Canton Restaurant
13015 Philadelphia St.
562.698.7315
Off The Hook Fish Grill
12824 Hadley St
562.696.6191
Pho & Roll
7007 Greenleaf Ave.
562.698.6947
Phlight Restaurant & Wine Bar
6724 Bright Ave.
Tel: 562.789.0578  
Portsmouth
13103 Penn St
562.789.9700
The Rusty Monk
6749 Greenleaf Ave.
562.698.5553
Rocky Cola Café
6757 S. Greenleaf Ave.
562.907.3377
Seta
13033 Philadelphia St.
213-792-9334
Starbucks Coffee Company
6758 Greenleaf Ave.
562.789.9258
Steve's BBQ
7007 S. Greenleaf Ave.
562.789.0200
Uno Tea House
6550 Greenleaf Ave.
562-698-8801
Uptown Mexican Café
7040 Greenleaf Ave.
562.945.5877
Uptown Vintage Cafe
6741 Bright Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601
562.696.5050

 

FACILITY RENTAL

The Robinson Theatre is available for theatrical and musical events. Please contact the theatre manager at scadman@whittier.edu for more information. The Shannon Center is a part of Whittier College and academic functions have first priority. Public dates are limited.

 

 

 

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13406 E. Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA 90608 562.907.4200