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Pasadena Playhouse

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Address: 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone Number: 626.356.7529
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1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Discover the Playhouse

Making an Impact on the American...

Discover the Playhouse

Making an Impact on the American Theatre

Pasadena Playhouse is under the guidance of Artistic Director Sheldon Epps, whose commitment to cultural and theatrical diversity brings vitality and direction to the theatre. This commitment is reflected in seasons featuring Tony and Pulitzer award-winning plays as well as in outreach and artistic programs, which have doubled in size in the last two years.

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A. Historical Treasure

The Playhouse is a beautiful, historic venue in Pasadena. The offerings are spotty... from OK to excellent... . But if you have a extra evening in the Pasadena area, check it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Glendale, California
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Glendale, California
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Playhouse is a beautiful, historic venue in Pasadena. The offerings are spotty... from OK to excellent... . But if you have a extra evening in the Pasadena area, check it out. You will enjoy the playhouse itself, even if you encounter one of their weaker offer in g s.

Thank stacyschu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently saw breaking through and it was absolutely amazing. A couple months ago i also saw real women have curves.. It was great!

Thank Cayce P
Burbank, California
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673 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Theater: Definitely a historic theater in Pasadena. There is a restaurant on site and a bar at the courtyard. Mid size 2 levels theater , very intimate, every seat is a good seat. The Parking: The theater is selling parking for $4. Private parking lots nearby $3-$5 depends on the shows. If you don't mind walking a little bit... More 

Thank ilovefoodcoma
Los Angeles
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The productions ebb and flow at this theatre, but it doesn't matter because when you sit in the theatre, you can just feel all the people that have been here before. Lots of great restaurants in walking distance.

Thank K C
Pasadena, California
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87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The return of theatre has turned out well. Even if you cannot find a ticket, you should come check out the architecture, which is regularly featured in shows like Modern Family

Thank GuyFromPasadena
Long Beach, California
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

After several years of viewing plays and performances at this historical and well situated location, my husband and I decided that it was at community theater standards. Recently, we were excited to see "Real Women have Curves" and had purchased great seats for $70 through Goldstar. After dinner and dessert nearby, we enjoyed pre-theater ambiance under the stars and lighting... More 

Thank sherrieseg
La Puente, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

If you are a Janis Joplin fan this is a must-see! Mary Bridget Davies not only looked and acted like Janis but sang her heart out so that it felt as if Janis was there with us. Seating was great and sound was amazing!

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

What a great little theater. Rows were spacious in between so lots of leg room. Drinks were allowed inside but no cup holders. No cell phone use was enforced. We saw several people getting in trouble just for taking selfies. That was fun! All seats appeared to have a great view. Can't wait to see more shows here.

Thank Leni28
Moreno Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Visited here for our first time tonight for a Musical play. Really cool old building ,built in 1917. Its not great big inside so even cheap seats have a good view etc. Parking structure is right across street for $7, short walk.

Thank Tony K
Loma Linda, California
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A fun time to be had, and get dressed up to see a play. Always a pleasure to go to the playhouse. The shows are great! Never a disappointment.

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