Festival Location:

Highlander Auditorium – Upland High School – 850 N. San Antonio Ave. Upland, CA 91786
Phone: (909) 985-9462 – Fax: (909) 982-2320

Upland High School Map


With the rising costs associated with food, and with attendees shifting perspectives to more variety and choice we were left with two choices. Increasing the cost of Festival to accommodate or remove catered meals and reduce the cost of the festival. Our decision was to remove catered meals starting with the 2019 Event and reduce the cost of the festival accordingly. 

California Thespians will be working hard to bring additional Food Truck and vendor offerings to the event for our attendees to choose from at an additional cost. A menu of these offerings will be made available closer to the event. Troupes are also welcome to bring their own food as well. California Thespians will continue to sponsor meals for Judges, Troupe Director Dinner, and Hospitality Room. 

In addition, surrounding the Highlander Auditorium are restaurants and grocery options available at both walking and short driving distances.


At only 12 miles from the Highlander Auditorium and even closer to area hotels, Ontario International is the most common airport for a Troupe to fly into.

Other Airports include Los Angeles International (LAX), and Orange County John Wayne (SNA), Long Beach (LGB), and Burbank Bob Hope (BUR).

At each there are many options for Car Rental from a variety of companies.

Ontario International:
2900 E Airport Dr, Ontario, CA 91761

Los Angeles International:
1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Orange County John Wayne
18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707


California Thespians does not arrange any group rates at area hotels. We have found that often troupes are able to find lower rates than often extended as part of group.
While we have no arrangement with any booking company, we have found that sites such as Trip Advisor can be one of many great starting points when finding a hotel. For example here is a list of highly rated hotels in the area.

Trip Advisors Top Rated Ontario California Hotels