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Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-394-9779
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Ranked #14 of 37 Attractions in Santa Monica
Owner description: Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, Santa Monica Playhouse is an internationally...
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Owner description: Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, Santa Monica Playhouse is an internationally acclaimed professional intimate theatre and educational conservatory, presenting exciting year-round Main Stage productions, Family Theatre musicals, workshops for youth, pre-schoolers and adults, classes in private and public schools and birthday parties from its jewel of a theatre space at 1211 4th Street. In almost half a century of operation it has garnered over 200 awards and commendations.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My wife Sandra and I visited the theater on 19 September 2010 during our vacation from the UK and thoroughly enjoyed 'Elizabeth Shakespeare and the Astute Detective'. The performance was thoroughly enjoyable with excellent acting, writing and direction. A reviewer from the 'Toloucan Times' spoke to us that evening and we gave her very positive feedback about the production. The... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Craving some culture? Head over to SM Playhouse for a one act play, a cabaret or children's performances. There's something for everyone. It's a great local theatre company and fun little space within walking distance of good restaurants, bars and public parking (and the bus).

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Ukiah, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Two shows with buffet supper (nothing special), dessert, wine, champagne, party hats and delightful staff who turned out to be the performers! All original songs, but masterfully presented and thoroughly enjoyable. The staff was extremely helpful with best tickets and seating for my sister in a wheel chair due to recent surgery. Families with young children were there to enjoy... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Great community theatre. Used to come here for years. Now when we visit the kids, we can bring them, and the grandchildren, to most of the shows and enjoy ourselves! Tremendous talent, great selection - we are never disappointed!

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Malibu
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Saturday nights at 7 PM if you are near Santa Monica, please go and see the Play, "Adults Keep Out" since it is really well done as a musical with adventure, romance and good political satire for all!

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

It seems like a hundred theaters are in LA, and everyone seems to be working there while waiting for the real break to take place. Santa.Monica Playhouse is not that kind of theater. A dedicated band of actors and staff struggle to keep it going while producing excellent theater. A specialty on weekends is children's theater - local parents would... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This is a run down theatre that is a fire trap and desperately in need of serious renovation. It is a shame because their venues are excellent. It is a mystery why the city has not condemned this building.

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santa monica
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Always doing interesting work that has something for the entire family

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Los Angeles
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Support the art in Santa Monica. Great place to introduce your children to theatre. Good adult shows sometimes too.

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Santa Monica, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

i really like like this place. i have only been here once. this particular time they served wine outside which is always a selling point. tiny little place. i really enjoyed the surroundings and will go back

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