Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica

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Santa Monica Playhouse stages exciting shows in a historic venue. The conveniently located downtown theater hosts productions throughout the year and runs workshops for young theater buffs, pre-school kids, and adults. It's a great place for anyone wishing to add a bit of culture to their California itinerary. It's also an ideal location for gaining insight into the mysterious world of acting. Check the website for an updated calendar of events, and buy your tickets and gift certificates online. Use our Santa Monica day trip planner to add Santa Monica Playhouse and other attractions to your Santa Monica vacation plans.
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  • Eager-to-please performers delivering enthusiastic shows, skewing towards the light and frothy comedic side of the scale are generally showcased here. This tiny complex of a few different stages has h...  more »
  • Saw a kitschy, musical, drag version of Cinderella which was pure silly fun. This is a very small, intimate theater. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Easy walk from parking structures and re...  more »
  • "Jamaica Farewell" is actress/writer Debra Erhardt's personal story. In 90 short minutes (no intermission) she tells her amazing story of her life in Jamaica and her dream to come to America. Along th...  more »
  • Come for theatre and stay for the community. We've become so much more engaged in the local entertainment scene since coming to Albie Selznick's fantastic show, Magic Monday. There is a variety of performances, including one-man shows (Einstein by Jack Fry), company performances (Alice and Fabulous Wonderland) and Magic Monday which has multiple entertainers each performance. The courtyard provides a cozy place to hang out before the show and feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of the Santa Monica Promenade. It's quaint. It's nostalgic. It's perfect.
  • Just saw the comedy show “WE SHOULD HANG OUT SOMETIME” by Josh Sundquest. It was hilarious. His wit, personality and confidence just inspires you. Just brilliant. Highly recommend this unique comedy standup if you are around Santa Monica on a Friday all august 2018. The playhouse itself is cute and to the point. Really brings the community together. Super low key and relaxing. Comfy seats.
  • Excellent little theater with warm atmosphere. We saw Cinderella with kids. Had a blast time. Intimate performances by great actors with little kids engagement. Theater located in side little building with small pathway from the street. When you walk in you start feel yourself in a different world with all memorabilia on the walls. Friendly and courteus people. They do birthday parties too. Free WiFi for theater guests
  • Just took kids to "All about Santa" So original! So much fun! Songs with intelligent lyrics! This theater is a haven of originality in our Youtubed world.
  • Great atmosphere and staff. The shows and top notch.
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