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La Jolla Playhouse

Address: 2910 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: 858 550 1010
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Ranked #10 of 56 things to do in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Theater on the UC San Diego campus.
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Theater on the UC San Diego campus.

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Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
76 helpful votes 76 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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65 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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71 helpful votes 71 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
15 attraction reviews
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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San Diego, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wonderful performance...do not miss. It was a great from beginning to end....really enjoyed the wonderful voices , great cast and music. Good for lots of ages. Grammy Sharon

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San Diego, California
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16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse sits on the UCSD campus and is known for experimental theater and excellent direction and casting. We have seen a number of productions there over more than 10 years that we have lived in the area. Parking is easy and everyone at the theater is very helpful. Expect the best efforts for any play produced there. And... More 

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