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Address: 5021 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804
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Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Description: Long Beach Playhouse, in Long Beach, California, has produce theatrical...
Long Beach Playhouse, in Long Beach, California, has produce theatrical plays for over 80 continuous years. In our two theaters; The Mainstage and Studio, we produce up to 16 plays per year including collaborations and special events with local artists and organizations. Our Mission: To serve our diverse community with quality theatre, a strong education program, and provocative-socially significant, classic and contemporary productions. To nurture and cultivate artists and audiences alike, encouraging the participation of all interested individuals.For season tickets and current plays, visit the website.
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GREAT FUN FOR EVERYONE!

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the LB Playhouse! LBCC Child Development held their annual fund raiser there for many years. It was something I looked forward to annually. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the LB Playhouse! LBCC Child Development held their annual fund raiser there for many years. It was something I looked forward to annually. The actors are top-notch, the plays are intriguing, and the seating is awesome! If feels like you are actually part of the play. So much fun.

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Long Beach, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

LB Playhouse has been putting on productions for a very long time. The theatre is small so every seat is a good seat. The acting is amazing. A must see!!!!

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

While we are not season ticket holders, we attend many productions annually for decades. This is a <99 seat theatre in a rectangle with seats on three sides. Every seat is good. Plays are typically classical rather than cutting edge. In LA small theatre compensation is basically minimum wage, so tickets are reasonably priced and actors are performing for "love... More 

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Long Beach, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We have been attending the Playhouse for many years. It is a wonderful venue. There are two theaters at the site. Downstairs there are 200 seats arranged on three sides of the stage. Upstairs there are 100 seats in an auditorium style. Upstairs shows are more cutting edge. Downstairs shows are more mainstream. We attend downstairs mostly. The seating is... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The productions are consistent in this historic theater. It is amazing how much live theater and variety is actually in Long Beach.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a great little playhouse. Two different stages, both are great no bad seats good talent good productions.

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Lapeer, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My wife and I see 100+ live theater productions/year. We rarely miss a LBP show if we have not previously seen it. For a local theater, the LBP presents theater beyond comparable theatres in the Los Angeles area. The shows are better than the "local talent" shows but not so well done as in equity theaters. On the other hand,... More 

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Rociada, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

In this area that's the capital of the entertainment industry in the US, it's no surprise to find outstanding talent in the more modest venues. This theater delivers on this big time. The stage is a simple space with nicely banked & comfortable seats on three sides of the performance area. It's a small place so the ambience is extremely... More 

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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Have seen more plays here than anywhere else in the world! Delightful venue, amazing productions for just the right price.

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

Great local talent. Your practically sitting on the stage. Will be visiting regularly. Don't miss out.

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Address: Address: 5021 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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