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Address: 800 S College Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone Number: +1 805-922-8313
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Wed - Sun 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Description: For more than 50 years PCPA - Pacific conservatory Theatre has been...
For more than 50 years PCPA - Pacific conservatory Theatre has been presenting exemplary theatre and providing excellent training with a resident company of theatre professionals. Begun in the summer of 1964, founder Donovan Marley laid the ground work for a year-round professional theatre company. PCPA remains the only resident professional company on the Central Coast producing consistent quality entertainment for the community while training thousands of actors and theatre technicians for a career in theatre.
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My Fair Lady

Simply amazing. What a fantastic evening. My FairvLady was done so well, I sat in my seat with an uncontrollable grin the entire time. PCPA is a amazing and Santa Maria is lucky... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Santa Maria, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Have seen several productions at the PCPA and so far this has been the best.Well, performed. Can't wait to go see it again in Solvang.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Simply amazing. What a fantastic evening. My FairvLady was done so well, I sat in my seat with an uncontrollable grin the entire time. PCPA is a amazing and Santa Maria is lucky to have it!

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Ojai, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The productions put on by PCPA are ALWAYS excellent! During the cool months we attend them in Santa Maria's Marian Theatre and in the warmer summer months we see the plays at the Solvang Outdoor Theatre.

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Merced, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I have had season tickets for two years now and I haven't seen a bad performance yet. The students and instructors, who make up a sort of repertory company, are talented, professional and always a delight. Do you love musicals? You're in luck, they produce several each season, including some original ones. I highly recommend them to residents and visitors... More 

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Orcutt, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great place for professional live theater. Never seen a show, I didn't like here. The students are amazing! Great atmosphere, fun and entertaining!

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Nipomo, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We have been going to see the plays at PCPA for years. They have top notch actors/actresses in the plays. Even though some are students, they are outstanding. We have never seen a bad play or players all these years.

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Glendora, California, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have been going to productions staged by this college and group for over 30 years. They utilize the Marian Theatre at Alan Hancock college in Santa Maria and the Solvang Outdoor Theatre (in summer). I just saw their production of "Peter and the Starcatcher", which was excellent. I have a degree in Theatreso I am not a fan of... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I have attended plays at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles and at several theaters on Broadway over the years. With a smaller budget and more modest facility, PCPA still manages to produce a quality performance well worth attending and we've never been disappointed. Our favorite part has been to take our family and friends as our... More 

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Santa Maria, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took our 8 yr old twins to see the Christmas play. We love going and giving our children exposure to the arts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The musical production was a magical and wonderful experience.Should be Broadway Bound! Broad appeal

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