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Black Hills Playhouse

24834 S Playhouse Rd, Custer, SD 57730
605 255-4141
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Ranked #8 of 24 attractions in Custer
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Since 1946, professional theatre at the Black Hills Playhouse has delighted generations of play-goers in the heart of Custer State Park. Newly... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Spearfish, SD
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I have enjoyed several shows over the last couple years ~ and have never been disappointed. The quality of actors is impressive and there is a nice variety of shows. The theater is small and intimate, with very comfortable seating and air conditioning!

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Denver, Colorado
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19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We attended a superb performance of the musical "The Secret Garden." The theater is charming and the company puts on a great show.

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

Thanks so much for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed "The Secret Garden" and took time to visit us in Custer State Park! We hope to see you again when you're in the area! More

West Jordan, Utah
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My family was able to attend a production of "The Secret Garden" while vacationing in the area. I found out about the playhouse on tripadvisor and a little investigation revealed that this little gem is within the boundaries of Custer State Park. I was intrigued and then completely convinced when I found out that on Fridays two children can attend... More

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

Super great that you found us and attended the Kids Go Free night! Thank you for your patronage and we hope to see you again in the future. Side note: Kids Go Free will be on Saturdays next year in case you're back in the area. Sincere thanks for your recommendation. More

Cheyenne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

my sister and I were looking for something different and fun to do while on our vacation. We decided to give this little theatre a try. We were not disapointed. The setting that the theatre is in is breathtaking! I recommend going early so you have time to drive through the park before going to the play. There is a... More

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

We are so glad you found us and enjoyed your experience! Can't tell you how much we appreciate your review. Hope to see you again when you're in the area. Best wishes, More

Winnipeg, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Since this is a small theater located inside of a state park, our expectations were not that high. Were we ever wrong!! We could not believe how good the acting was. We have been to numerous plays in NYC and in Minneapolis and these actors kept us just as entertained. We went to see the Hound of the Baskervilles and... More

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

So glad you made time in your trip to see HOUND! People are often surprised at the high quality of talent we attract at our theatre. The company is a dynamic mix of professionals and students who are immersed in theatre 24/7 and do an amazing job. Hope to see you again and thanks for your review! More

Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

What a delightful place this is! Plays are all excellent using professional actors, designers and crews. Take a picnic and enjoy it before or after the performance in the charming outdoor pavilion with picnic tables - Haberman Hall. Visit the snack bar - an original CCC camp building. 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 and for encouraging folks to experience the beauty of the Black Hills Playhouse. We appreciate you! More

Rapid City, South Dakota
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15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We attended the 3rd Live Production for the summer. The acting is near professional and the Historic Setting in the Heart of the Black Hills is always so rewarding. We would recommend this attraction as a must do while visiting our area of the country.

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

Thanks so much for attending a show at the BHP and for your kind review! So glad you enjoyed our location--it is truly in a beautiful part of the world! We had over 1200 applicants this year for 60 positions in the BHP Company and are very proud of the talent we attract. Best wishes! More

Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I recently saw "Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Forum." It was fabulous. I go to whatever production is playing anytime I'm in the Black Hills. I know it will be a good show and a great time.

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

Thank you so much for helping us spread the word about the BHP and we're happy you came to visit from MN! FORUM was a very popular show and we hope to see you again, either later this summer or next season. Best wishes! More

Newcastle, Wyoming
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Top notch playhouse with mostly college students as cast and crew. Typically 4-5 plays per season, all well acted, directed and with outstanding scenery and costuming.

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

Thank you so much for your recommendation! We had over 1000 applicants for this year's company of 60 which is made up of college students, theatre professionals and university professors from across the country. So glad you came over from WY to visit and we appreciate you! More

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30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We saw "Children of Eden" today and it was a wonderful production! The performances and vocals were excellent! We have been visiting the playhouse for more than 15 years and the production quality has been improving annually! Today's performance was thouroughly enjoyed by our entire family, kids aged 9-17 and the adults too!

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

How wonderful that you have attended productions for 15 years! Sincerely appreciate your review and help in getting the word out about the work we do. Thanks so much for your support. More

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