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Carmel's Forest Theater

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Address: Santa Rita & Mountain View, Carmel, CA 93922
Phone Number: 831-622-0100
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Description: PacRep at the Forest Theatre - annual family musical (Beauty & the Beast...
PacRep at the Forest Theatre - annual family musical (Beauty & the Beast, Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, etc.), and traditional Shakespeare Festival under the stars at one of the oldest outdoor theatres on the west coast Historic theatre dating to 1910 and early stage used by the Carmel 'bohemians' that started the city's theatre movement. Shakespeare Festival includes repertory productions at PacRep's Golden Bough Playhouse and the Circle Theatre.
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Classic Carmel

No visit to the Monterey Peninsula is complete without this experience. An outdoor theatre at the edge of Carmel, the production quality is unequaled.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2012
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Monterey, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

No visit to the Monterey Peninsula is complete without this experience. An outdoor theatre at the edge of Carmel, the production quality is unequaled.

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The Villages, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Took my grand daughters last summer for the first time---we all loved it (even grandpop). I will be going this next week-end with my friend. Very unique way to enjoy a play, soak up the atmosphere, eat and drink comfortably. Theres plenty of room.. We went in the afternoon since it can be chilly in the evenings. Highly recommend it... More 

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Salinas, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

I've been on both sides of the lights - as an audience member and also as a performer on stage. Bring a picnic lunch, pillows to sit on, a blanket to cover you and wait for the sunset and the play to begin. Great for kids, too. Real magic.

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Carmel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

See theater outdoors under the stars and bring a picknik dinner or wine & cheese. There is a snack bar with excellent deserts as well as the usual snack bar fare. In the summer they show movies on nights when there is no theatrical performance

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Carmel
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Live Theatre, Summer Old Time Movie Series. Take a blanket, a picnic and a beverage of your choice and have a blast with the community and visitors alike. Great fun. Have been many times.

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

One of the last few in the West. Bring your own wine, dinner and blankets, or buy drinks and snacks there. A unique and subtle local experience you'll never forget. Affordable and quality local theatre.

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Troy, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

Great production of Romeo and Juliet among the pines, with the smell of wood smoke and the stars overhead. Highlight recommend this for theater lovers.

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Hampton, Virginia
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184 reviews 184 reviews
23 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2010

Our group of 6 had a great experience at this gorgeous, if not uncomfortable, outdoor theater that is a pillar of the community of Carmel by the Sea. The cast was a combination of professional actors and amateur theater enthusiasts, which made for an endearing performance of this classic. The set and costume designers are to be commended as well.... More 

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Pebble Beach
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2006

Carmel boasts the oldest continuing outdoor theater west of the Rockies. Founded in 1910 by Carmel's bohemian citizens, the Forest Theater sits in a natural ampitheater surrounded by mature pines, and there is not a bad seat in the place. Volunteers stoke up the two fireplaces before each performance creating a warm and cozy atmosphere. Soon, the magic begins as... More 

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