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Founded in 1976, the Rep mounts plays and musicals at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza, which consists of the 545-seat Lyceum Stage and the 260-seat Lyceum Space. The theater acts as a "cultural town hall," hosting nearly daily events, exhibits, and shows, in addition to the Rep's work. The Rep has a strong multicultural bent -- it has had a long association with Chicano playwright Luis Valdez, and produces the annual African-American Kuumba Fest and the Jewish Arts Festival. A tiled obelisk rising from a sunken courtyard marks the spot where you'll find the theater, situated at the entrance to Horton Plaza. The box office is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 6pm (or curtain time).