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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Sioux Falls
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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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Preeceville, sk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 80 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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Linda A, General Manager at Black Hills Playhouse, responded to this review

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

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The playhouse is certainly worth visiting while you are in the Black Hills. They offer a variety of shows during the summer. The shows vary in quality based upon the selection. Overall, the staff works very hard to put on a great show and is certainly worth the price.

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

Thanks so much for your review and for spreading the word about the Black Hills Playhouse! We hope to see you this summer. More 

Parker, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We saw a great production of Spam A Lot. The theatre is quaint but that adds to the whole experience. We were right in the front row of the action and enjoyed every minute of it. The cast was wonderful and the whole production was welled planned out. Would have loved to see more plays as they no doubt would... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking time to review our theater! Our location is rustic and the theater quaint and you hit it on the head, it adds to the overall experience. We are so grateful that you took time to visit us and very happy that you enjoyed Spamalot! And front row too! Best wishes and happy travels. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Secret Garden was well done in the matter of costume and set design. Some of the vocals left a lot to be desired, but all in all they did a good job for a community theatre. Beautiful Black Hills property!

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

Thanks so much for your review and your appreciation of the sets and costumes. We are a professional theatre (associated with the University of South Dakota) with professionally designed sets, lighting and costumes, as well as professional actors and college interns. Thanks so much for attending a show and we appreciate your patronage! More 

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Address: 24834 S Playhouse Rd, Custer, SD 57730
Phone Number: 605 255-4141
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer

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