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Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum

Address: 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290
Phone Number: 310 455-2322
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Topanga
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Topanga, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This amazing non-profit has been around for decades and is one of the best kept secrets in the Los Angeles area. The venue is in the Topanga Canyon the seating is open air, an experience in itself. The acting is top-notch as is the live music. Treat yourself.

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Los Angeles, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Topanga theater puts on a good show in a great setting. The texts are abridged to about 140 minutes, including intermission. The staging is professional and the acting polished. You really cannot go wrong on a summer late afternoon enjoying their productions. We have been going for nearly 30 years and the quality of the experience and productions continue... More 

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Pacific Palisades, California, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I went to Topanga to see "All's Well That Ends Well" recently. I hadn't been there in about 7 years. I was just blown away with the absolute beauty and peace that is this Theater Company. We had dinner, a buffet put on by the Theater (extra). It was wonderful. Whether you bring your own picnic or buy their buffet,... More 

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Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The LA area abounds with theater attractions, but experiencing Shakespeare al fresco in an open-air woodland theater like this is near perfection. The drive from LA to the theater in the Topanga Canyon area is interesting and quite a contrast to the feel of the city. It would be hard to find a better way to enjoy a summer evening.... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is truly a unique experience !! Shakespeare at open air is magical ! I didn`t understand most of the text, as I`m Brazilian, but I noticed that most natives didn`t either :-) But it really does`t matter !

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Valley Village, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I can't believe I've lived in LA 37 years, and this is the first time I've been to Theatricum! The woodland setting is perfect for Shakespeare--you get transported to another world. I can't wait to see "A Midsummer Night's Dream" here. Bring a light wrap; it does get cool after sunset. Also, bring a cushion to sit on; the bleacher... More 

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Topanga, California
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11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Theatricum Botanicum is a truly unique experience!! You feel as though it is theater as it was intended to be -- old time stories woven magically in a campfire-like setting -- the woods play a role in each play and the audience feels transported to another place and time. Forget all the high tech -- this has the wind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I see all the productions at Theatricum every summer. The actors are fabulously talented, and the venue is such a break from the LA urban-ness. The prices are great for live theater: $37 tops, and there are almost always tickets available. The season goes from June through September, with plays every weekend at night and in the afternoons. I've already... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Theatricum Botanicum is breathtaking! Surrounded in the canyon's 360 degrees cocoon of trees, we witnessed a new.. Lear. This thoughtful gender switch interpretation of Shakespeare's King Lear gives this play new perspective and dimension. This is "theater in the surround". The actors and staging unexpectedly come at you from all sides, behind, above, from the sides. Very unique and exciting!... More 

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Los Angeles
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You have to take it context - it's not Broadway - it's regional theater. But that said, it's a great experience under the stars and the oaks. Hard seats - bring a pad to sit on!

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