Golden Bough Playhouse
Golden Bough Playhouse
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Home to PacRep Theatre, the only professional theatre in Monterey County, housing two venues: Golden Bough Theatre, a 300-seat proscenium style for larger musicals, classical and contemporary performances - main lobby entrance on Monte Verde; The Circle Theatre, a 120-seat theatre-in-the-round - ideal for experimental works and other performances enhanced by an intimate setting, located in the lower, rear section of the Playhouse, with its own entrance on Casanova Street, between 8th and 9th.
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NoIberostarFan
Wichita, KS820 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
We went to see and support local theater. This presentation of Billy Elliot really missed the mark. The men are all screaming at each other, Billy seems like a nice enough actor, but isn’t a dancer which is the point of this entire show.

The house was silly cold inside.
Written February 14, 2019
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alexM7114VS
2 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
I'm a local and am consistently amazed at the wonderful plays put on by this small theater. I just saw "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" and rate it an A+. There were people in the audience who had seen the London & NYC productions and said that this was at least as good or better!
Written July 2, 2018
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tennisman35
Henderson, Nevada98 contributions
Jun 2017
We were visiting Carmel and saw an advertisement for performance of "Peter and the Starcatcher" at the Golden Bough. We enjoy supporting local theater productions and thoroughly appreciated the fine performance presented. There are good seats throughout the theater and refreshments were available for purchase. The theater was a bit warm, but not uncomfortable. Glad we decided to attend the production!
Written July 12, 2017
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MarvinRose
Carmel, CA38 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
We are local and go to the Golden Bough about 3-4 times a year depending on what's playing. It's always fun with very good talent and a good night show after an early dinner in Carmel. The musicals are our favorites and the singing and dancing almost always surprises.
Written December 28, 2016
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Caro D
Austin, TX391 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
This is an excellent small theatre with wonderful shows. We found it while in Carmel for the car shows and went to see the current musical - Buddy (Holly) and Co. and the British Invasion. The cast (11) is truly talented, performed 40+ songs in the style (imitating) 27+ performers of the 50s and 60s and 70s.
Written August 25, 2016
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Herman5
3 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
excellent playhouse, great shows. Mary Poppins was excellent. I always love going there. Have never seen a bad performance.
Written July 23, 2016
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Paul B
Carmel, CA21 contributions
Jun 2016
Would you believe I loved Mary Poppins? Strange thing is I saw the movie in Manaus, Brazil when it first came out. I only mention that as I think it is weird to remember. I never imagined it on the stage.

Anyway, the show, as almost always, was terrific. How they could find such a perfect Mary Poppins is beyond me. It is like they had mixed a magic potion and out of the pot popped up the perfect Mary Poppins. Backed by an enthusiastic cast of pros and local enthusiasts the show received a rousing reception from the audience.

Where else can you attend professional theater in a town with fewer than 4,000 residents other than Carmel-by-the-Sea. Over the years I have preferred the Circle Theater productions, the basement site of the Golden Bough, as Pac Rep takes more risks there producing provocative and controversial works.

Circle Theater highlights for me have been Sylvia, Nixon's Nixon and Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Whether you are local or a visitor, always check was is playing at the Pac Rep' Golden bough or Circle theater and be sure not to miss it.
Written July 2, 2016
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shirleyvan
The Villages, FL96 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
I've only been here a few times, but truly enjoy the talent & the size of the theatre.
All seats are have a great view . Very charming with great quality.
Written June 29, 2016
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ranclan
Salinas, CA17 contributions
Jun 2016
We have attended many performances at the Golden Bough. All have been well crafted with strong actors and sound direction. The only thing that would make it better would be live music, vrs. piped in. Overall, fun for all ages.
Written June 21, 2016
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Rick T
Carmel, CA478 contributions
Nov 2015 • Family
Took the grandkids to see our local production of "Cats" while visiting. Though not Broadway, it was well done and very enjoyable. We like to support local efforts to bring entertainment to our town.
Written November 23, 2015
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