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Address: 2910 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: 858 550 1010
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Description: Theater on the UC San Diego campus.

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Excellent regional theatre with many hits going to Broadway!

If you've never been to the La Jolla Playhouse and like good regional theatre, you must try one of the La Jolla Playhouse's productions. They are always interesting and cutting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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La Jolla, California
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La Jolla, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you've never been to the La Jolla Playhouse and like good regional theatre, you must try one of the La Jolla Playhouse's productions. They are always interesting and cutting edge.

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Orlando, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

On a recent trip to San Diego, we drove up to La Jolla to see if we could get tickets for "The Darrell Hammond Project," a one-man show by the SNL star performed at the La Jolla Playhouse. The Playhouse is on the campus of UC San Diego, in their theatre complex. We were lucky enough to get good seats... More 

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Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Read good things online about the playhouse and I wasn't disappointed. Went to see Kingdom City, smallish venue made it an intimate setting. Well written and well acted. Highlight of my trip.

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My husband and I took time out of the hectic holiday run around to go to this show. It did not disappoint. Second City is the birth place of many fabulous comedians, and the cast of this show was excellent. My daughter and I go to the Nutcracker every year. This show was the perfect counter point to the holiday... More 

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Puerto Rico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Recently went to see the musical Hunchback of Notre Dame while on short visit to San Diego. Being from out of town, I was not familiar with these facilities and was very impressed with the total experience. The playhouse is part of a modern structure in a charming setting, it is small but vey well designed with good view from... More 

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New York City, New York
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154 reviews 154 reviews
44 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As a New Yorker, it was fun for me to see something that is being worked up for a possible Broadway run. This production of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" was well done, and I look forward to seeing what changes they might make before bringing to Broadway. The facility was larger than I had imagined, and production values were... More 

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Forest City, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I thought that the birthplace of so many amazing Broadway shows would be a bit more impressive, but I was wrong. The theatre itself, including the front of house areas, is nothing special. The box office opened late, the house opened late, and the show started late. The ushers did not know what they were doing from scanning tickets to... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We recently saw The Hunchback of Notre Dame here. The show is a great blend of the Disney animated movie and the book. I can't say I like this story, it is very sad & cruel but the music is fantastic & the acting is some of the best. The theatre is a wonderful place to see a play. I... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We've had season tickets for over a decade. This trio of theatres just keep getting better. Smart, sophisticated, professional. Several Broadway productions were born here and the proximity to LA shows in the quality of actors. Add to this a very diverse group of plays and you have a top-drawer experience.

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Mission Viejo, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very accessible. Pay to park, yes (but only $2). And doesn't appear to be a bad seat in the house. Very intimate place to see shows that very well might land on Broadway (How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying--Matthew Broderick; and The Who's Tommy, to name a couple). It has its Tony Award sitting out in the lobby,... More 

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