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Address: 1409 High Street, Alameda, CA 94501
Phone Number: (510) 523-1553
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Nice theater with good quality entertainment

It's a very nice small theater in Alameda. Here you'll find a very good quality entertainment. Live performances are quite professional. Definitely worth the drive from as far... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very nice small theater in Alameda. Here you'll find a very good quality entertainment. Live performances are quite professional. Definitely worth the drive from as far away as, say, San Jose Pacifica or Concord.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We last attended a performance here in mid-December. The show was "Always Patsy Cline" and it was fabulous. The theater is small and over the years the performances have become better and better. We have been season ticket holders for about six years and never miss a show. Ticket prices are extremely reasonable.

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Thank BobKatUSA
Alameda, California
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I recently saw Altarena Playhouse's production of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" and was really impressed! It was a great quality production and tickets were only $26, and even better, with no additional service fees! It's a small-medium sized theater and this production was in the round (not sure if all of them are or was specific to this... More 

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Thank Elicia B
Alameda, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I have been a season ticket subscriber for several years now, and I am still grateful to have access to such excellent productions for such a reasonable price. The theater is tiny and seating is on either three or four sides depending on the show's staging, so you are up close and personal with everything going on. The musicals in... More 

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Thank Jill S
Alameda, California
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

What a great venue. We go to shows here a couple times a year. They put on great shows and you don't have to leave the island.

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Thank Randall R
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81 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This little theatre has been around for some time. It has great performances at a reasonable price and you don't have to drive to SF for entertainment! Save on toll and parking!! It is fairly small but homely atmosphere therefore you can see pretty much where you sit. Sitting is first come first serve. I highly recommend this theatre for... More 

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Thank Rose L
Alameda, California
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A fun small theater with very good variety of plays each season. I buy season tickets for friends for Xmas presents very year and we make our trips into afternoon outings.

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Thank Mirage44
california
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I think that the Altarena has been running continuously since the 1930s. Currently they do 5 productions/year. The program for the current season includes, Side Show, Almost, Maine, Patsy Cline, and Boeing Boeing. They have a coterie of core actors, but every production features new faces. We subscribe to seven or eight local theater groups, and are most pleased with... More 

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Thank charleyeaster
Alameda, California, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Amazing what this little theater can do in such a small space. I've been to many plays here and I'm always impressed and entertained.

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Thank Allison M
Alameda, California
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12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is a wonderful live theater in the heart of Alameda reachable by public transportation. The theater is small and intimate and best of all, you can see and hear everything happening on stage. The actors come from all over the San Francisco Bay Area and obviously love what they are doing.

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