The Covina Center for the Performing Arts
The Covina Center for the Performing Arts is dedicated to presenting a range of quality theater productions in our state-of-the-art facilities. We strive to nurture appreciation and enjoyment of the creative arts in the San Gabriel Valley, as we lead the continuing cultural revitalization and preservation of Covina's historic downtown.
Covina Center - Staff
Joshua Prisk - Theatre Manager & Technical Director
Phone: 626-331-8133 ext. 624
Joanna Lopez - Production Manager & Assistant Technical Director
Andy Nagle (La Jolla Booking Agency) - Tribute Band/Live Music Booking Agent
Covina Center - Board of Directors
Retha Champion - Chairman of the Board
Wendy Friedman - Secretary
Chris Champion - Treasurer
Jean Adair - Member at Large
Jean Gipe - Member at Large
The Covina Center for the Performing Arts began in the hearts of longtime Covina residents Chris and Retha Champion. Loving both the arts and the community they call home, the Champions saw past the faded facade of the old Covina Theater. They imagined how the historic site, the former Covina Valley Playhouse, could be transformed into both a more fitting home for the local Center Stage Repertory and a center for a broader cultural renaissance in Covina. To fulfill their vision, the Champions purchased the theater building in 2001. The Champion Family Foundation, founded in 2000, has provided crucial financial support to the nascent nonprofit endeavor. Since then, they have been joined by civic leaders, business owners and generous community members who share and support their vision and love for the arts, theater and Covina, itself.