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Address: 24834 S Playhouse Rd, Custer, SD 57730
Phone Number: 605 255-4141
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Description: Since 1946, professional theatre at the Black Hills Playhouse has...
Since 1946, professional theatre at the Black Hills Playhouse has delighted generations of play-goers in the heart of Custer State Park. Newly renovated with air conditioning, the Black Hills Playhouse is sure to be a unique and memorable stop.For travelers looking for an affordable and educational experience, check out the BankWest Kids Go Free on Friday information located under Box Office on the website and save a few dollars!
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Theater in the Black Hills

Had a very enjoyable evening while visiting with cousins in the Black Hills. All the seating looked good for view of the stage. The staff was quite attentive in getting everyone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Brierfield, Alabama
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Brierfield, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Had a very enjoyable evening while visiting with cousins in the Black Hills. All the seating looked good for view of the stage. The staff was quite attentive in getting everyone seated quickly. The play was quite enjoyable. Second time I have been here and both times were worth the price of admission.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Attending a production here was one of the highlights of our Great American Road Trip out west. High production values and a great performance of Moonlight and Magnolias. We drove the Wildlife Loop and then caught the show; a great day in the Wild West

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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

If I lived in the area, I'd purchase a season pass. Intimate, not a bad seat in the house venue. Quality local talent. If you're not familiar with the location, plan to get there before dark as it's pretty much out in the middle of nowhere. Our GPS kept saying, "You have arrived" and we hadn't! Relied on other drivers... More 

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Linda A, General Manager at Black Hills Playhouse, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review of the Black Hills Playhouse. It's true! Don't listen to your GPS as the technology just hasn't caught up yet with our location. We have excellent directions on our website under Plan Your Visit which work much better. We have artists and company members from 22 states this year who come to the Black... More 

Sioux Falls
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a university sponsored theater company that has been providing excellent theater for the Black Hills area for seventy years. Each summer students and professional actors present excellent theater! It originated in the CCC camp built during the depression and has undergone many transformations. We saw a delightful play and were able to meet with the actors after the... More 

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Linda A, General Manager at Black Hills Playhouse, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review! So glad you made it out to see a performance! More 

Preeceville, sk
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

WOW! Shall I admit we took a slight detour? BUT we arrived on time! And it was so worth the journey. Scenic trip but we found a much quicker return back to Rapid City. LOL The play was very well done....highly recommend.

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Linda A, General Manager at Black Hills Playhouse, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review! It is true that it sometimes takes a journey to arrive--so glad you made it on time. For future reference, we have really detailed directions from many locations on our website under plan your visit. GPS doesn't always work for our location and we don't get good cell phone service, so having a... More 

Watertown, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Just saw 'To Kill a Mockingbird'--what an amazing performance!! The Playhouse is a building from the past and adds to the wonder of the performance. This is a wonderful experience that is well worth the price and trip. It is off the beaten path...but the path to the Playhouse is a beautiful adventure in and of itself. A must do!!

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Linda A, General Manager at Black Hills Playhouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! Word of mouth is our best advertisement and we sincerely appreciate you! More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very colorful and amusing plays that are well directed and presented to the crowd. Will be seeing three plays this summer. Also, a great value.

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Linda A, General Manager at Black Hills Playhouse, responded to this review

Thanks so much for reviewing the Black Hills Playhouse. We appreciate your review and know that other folks will as well! More 

Willmar, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

One of the oldest playhouses in the US, Black Hills Playhouse is a magnet for those who enjoy a great play in a rustic playhouse nestled in the Black Hills. The comedy we saw was great and even a big bull "buffalo" greeted us at the entrance road to the playhouse.

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Linda A, General Manager at Black Hills Playhouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting and reviewing our theater! Glad to see you were greeted properly by our buff friend! More 

Rapid City, SD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The Black Hills Playhouse is indeed a special place. And a GREAT venue for "summer stock"-type performances. Annual productions are diverse. Personally, we enjoy the comedies the most. (Musicals are not The Playhouse's strong suit in our opinion.) Much time, effort and $$ has been put into modernizing the facilities and the location in Custer State Park is great. Make... More 

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Linda A, General Manager at Black Hills Playhouse, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We are happy you enjoy our straight plays and hope to see you again in the future. More 

Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We went to Spam A Lot in July, as a family affair, we sat in the first row of the balcony, if you are short, not a good option, I would have went one row up, that being said the balcony gave us a great view. The actors were excellent, costumes, timing, singing, these actors obviously take their craft seriously... More 

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Thanks for your review. We hope we get to see you again this summer! More 

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