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Golden Bough Playhouse

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Address: Monte Verde, 4 SW 8th Ave, Carmel, CA 93922
Phone Number: 831-622-0100
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Home to PacRep Theatre, the only professional theatre in Monterey County,...

Home to PacRep Theatre, the only professional theatre in Monterey County, housing two venues: Golden Bough Theatre, a 300-seat proscenium style for larger musicals, classical and contemporary performances - main lobby entrance on Monte Verde; The Circle Theatre, a 120-seat theatre-in-the-round - ideal for experimental works and other performances enhanced by an intimate setting, located in the lower, rear section of the Playhouse, with its own entrance on Casanova Street, between 8th and 9th.

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Great little local theater

Took the grandkids to see our local production of "Cats" while visiting. Though not Broadway, it was well done and very enjoyable. We like to support local efforts to bring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
Carmel, California
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Carmel, California
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271 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Took the grandkids to see our local production of "Cats" while visiting. Though not Broadway, it was well done and very enjoyable. We like to support local efforts to bring entertainment to our town.

Thank rthau
Carmel, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I frequent this theater and am always impressed with the quality of the productions. I go to shows in NYC and I think many of our local talent could be on Broadway. The tickets for the shows are always reasonable and it is a way to spend a fun night out. The theater is close enough to Carmel to grab... More 

Thank carmelsusan
Monterey, CA
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

What not to expect: New York Broadway experience. Duh. What to expect: intimate theatre experience with no peanut gallery seating although concessions serve up refreshments for regular price. Be forewarned: parking is not convenient. And it's a residential neighborhood with some cranky people who are prone to complaining. Pacific Repertoire, a local company, plays here with notable guest stars. They... More 

1 Thank Justine_CMT
Modesto, California
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

When planning a trip to Carmel, I always to check if the Golden Bough Playhouse will have any Broadway-type performances. Its small size, mostly local patrons, volunteer staff, old art posters contribute to the cozy warmth of a performance here by the Pacific Repertory Theatre.

1 Thank MGN777
Seaside, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I are long time volunteer ushers at Pacific Repertory Theatre Company productions at the Golden Bough Playhouse in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. PacRep produces a great variety of stage shows there, both in the main theatre and in the downstairs Circle Theatre. Many of the productions are sellouts, and we often get thanks from the audience for being volunteers... More 

Thank LocalGuy93955
Big Sur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We are Big Sur residents but this was our first play in Carmel– we loved it! The Golden Bough Theater is wonderful and the performance by PacRep of the Full Monty was an absolute blast. Really excellent. So excited to have discovered this gem. We're looking forward to the next show! Thank you and kudos to the theater performers.

Thank juliaingersoll
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Typically PacRep is wonderful. We've been to at least 30 plays between their two theaters, Golden Bough and the outdoor forest theater. We've had friends and family perform in some of their shows and we've even donated money to them. Last night I attempted to buy tickets online through their vendini site as well as the ticket link from their... More 

1 Thank 4leastravels
Carmel, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Pacific Repertory Theatre consistently produces fantastic plays and musicals at The Golden Bough, and this summer will be no exception-- Shrek The Musical looks like it's going to be huge fun!

Thank sklapre
Helena, Montana
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I loved the small, cozy atmosphere, yet they have all the amenities. This theater has many special memories for me. No real drawbacks. I highly recommend it.

2 Thank Scott S
Pleasanton, CA
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visited with my teenager nieces and a fun thing to do locally. The show was great, people really friendly and welcoming. Local talent was great.

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