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New Village Arts Theatre

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If your looking for local theatre and great performance no need to drive to San Diego or Los... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Oceanside, California
Nice small theater and superb performers

We attended the preview performance of Men on Boats. In this instance, the 10 men were women. This... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
Helena A
Carlsbad, California
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Award-winning professional theatre in the heart of Carlsbad Village. Located in the historic Bauer Lumber Building, New Village Arts presents six mainstage theatre productions each year, ranging from classic musicals to modern favorites and exciting...more
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2787 State St, Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1629
+1 760-433-3245
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an intimate venue for very entertaining theatrical performances. We thoroughly enjoyed “Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberly”. It was well written, staged and performed. A great evening in downtown Carlsbad. We shall most definitely return!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

If your looking for local theatre and great performance no need to drive to San Diego or Los Angeles when you have it local! Wonderful venue and an art gallery to stroll before the show. there is a wine bar. So many local eatery to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We attended the preview performance of Men on Boats. In this instance, the 10 men were women. This historic tale cover the exploration of the Colorado River, it was witty and entertaining. The cast performance was excellent. There are no bad seats in this cozy...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Helena A
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

A comfortable little theatre where every seat is a good one because of how it's arranged. Nice little bar with drinks and snacks. Art on the walls. No fuss. Loved the quality of the product is not too. I'll be returning.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

The staff and ushers were very nice and friendly. The artist workshops are open next door before the performance. It is a small theater so I got very engrossed in the play.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

My wife and I attended a Thursday evening performance of the "Buddy Holly Story" at the NVA Theatre. The threatre, located in downtown Carlsbad is an intimate (only six rows of seats) venue. The performance was well attended with only a couple of empty seats....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed January 10, 2017

What a great way to spend an evening after dinner in Carlsbad Village. Over the recent Holidays we stumbled on the New Village Arts Theater presentation of "THE 1940s RADIO HOUR". The local group puts on several shows in their newly remodeled theater which seats...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

You don't want to miss any of the performances by talented actors at this local theater venue. Every seat is good because it's small and intimate. The last performance I saw was Oklahoma which was probably one of the best renditions I've ever seen. I...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 28, 2016

This was my very first time in this small and intimate theatre. I really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. A very nice lady greeted us as we rushed through the door thinking we were late. There is a small wine bar in their colorful lobby which...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Mary B
Reviewed January 27, 2016

We really like this place. Usually better than average performances. We saw "Sylvia" last week. Hard to stop laughing. Near the coaster. Easy parking. Restaurants nearby. Some performances are suitable for familiies.

Date of experience: January 2016
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December 17, 2017|
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Response from NVATheatre | Property representative |
We always recommend dead center--Row C or D, right in the middle, if they're available!
August 21, 2017|
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Response from NVATheatre | Property representative |
You can park on the street (it says 3-hour parking but it is not enforced), or in the free commuter parking lot next to the train station. Leave a little extra time for parking on weekend matinees and Friday and Saturday... More
August 2, 2017|
Response from NewVillageArts | Property representative |
BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY runs about 2 hours and 20 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission. Enjoy the show!