An oasis for those who love classic stories. Los Angeles Times

Mission & Values

A Noise Within, named “one of the nation’s premier classical repertory companies” by The Huffington Post, is a leading regional producer based in Pasadena, CA.  ANW’s award-winning resident company practices a rotating repertory model at their state-of-the-art, 324-seat performing space. This venue, established in 2011, has allowed ANW to expand its audience, surpassing its previous box office and attendance records each year. In addition to producing world-class performances of classical theatre, the organization runs robust education programs committed to inspiring diverse audiences of all ages. Helmed by Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, who hold MFAs from San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre, A Noise Within truly delivers CLASSIC THEATRE, MODERN MAGIC.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the traditional caretakers of the land—we are on the traditional lands of the Gabrielino-Tongva people, who some identify as Kizh. We also want to recognize their neighbors in the region, the Tataviam and Chumash people, who are also important cultural leaders in the region with the Gabrielino-Tongva people.


A Noise Within is a 501(c)(3) organization with tax identification number 95-4443878.


Top Row (L-R): Photo by Craig Schwartz, Pictured: Erika Soto and Susan Angelo; Photo by Craig Schwartz, Pictured: Kasey Mahaffy and Rafael Goldstein; Photo by Shawn Harris

Middle Row (L-R): Logos courtesy of ANW; Photo by Daniel Reichert, Pictured: Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott; Photo by Fred Vicarel.

Bottom Row: Photo by Craig Schwartz, Pictured: Ensemble, Argonautika.