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PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

Address: 800 S College Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone Number: +1 805-922-8313
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Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Santa Maria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: For more than 50 years PCPA - Pacific conservatory Theatre has been presenting exemplary theatre...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Orcutt, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
2 reviews
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

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Santa Maria, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We have attended many performances at PCPA over the last 13 years. They have all been top quality - good acting, staging, sets, sound, music, etc. It's in the half round, and all seats have a good view. Very comfortable theater.

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Santa Maria, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Good for small events like childrens plays. Not a bad seat in the place and ticket prices are pretty reasonable.

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Attended pre-opening and cast did a splendid job...thoroughly enjoyed Los Patricios! I'd have to be a nit-picker to complain!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was my playground as a child. My dad, brother and many life-long friends used to work there. Excellent theatre in the 70s & 80s. Not as good now, but good theatre for a small community, which gives it greater value!

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