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La Jolla Playhouse

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Welcoming ambiance, great stage and performances

It's not just a playhouse, the entire campus environment had outdoor fire pits, live musicians... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2018
Rich G
Acton, Massachusetts
Great Campus

This campus has been the birthplace of many Broadway shows and did not disappoint. We were given a... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2018
David E
Cape Coral, Florida
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2910 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093-5100
+1 858-550-1010
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

It's not just a playhouse, the entire campus environment had outdoor fire pits, live musicians, wine bars, and friendly people everywhere. The show itself was Broadway quality and the place was more or less packed. We are not locals but decided to give it a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rich G
Reviewed July 20, 2018

This campus has been the birthplace of many Broadway shows and did not disappoint. We were given a very person tour by a very kind member of staff, and my youngest son, who is a huge Jersey Boys fan, absolutely loved it. We were not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Top quality is its trademark. It is one of the San Diego's top two theaters for new theatricals. There are around 40 non-movie theaters in this area.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Joseph W
Reviewed December 27, 2017

We have been to the playhouse several times. We went last week to see Donna Summers The Musical, which was extended two weeks because it was so popular. It was excellent, and on its way to Broadway. The playhouse is a lovely theater--not too big,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

This theater is in a very convenient location, easy to drive to, with great parking across the street. Very cheap during the week and free parking on weekends. It is not to big and the acoustic's are really good which makes any play a good...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank ETKGD
Reviewed December 4, 2017

I don't think there is a bad seat in the house! It was a perfect evening. The sets were incredible, the costumes were on point and the performers were.... AMAZING! What a wonderful production - hopefully it will move onto Broadway. The seats were well...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

There’s a reason why some blockbuster Broadway hits start out here: audiences appreciate and respect the art of live theater and the productions here are always excellent. Even for me, this theater is worth the drive from Los Angeles! I always leave with a smile...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing. Not a bad seat in the house. I’ve had season seats for over 10 years now. Prices have gone up over the years, but it’s still a great value. I saw the very first Jersey Boys, Memphis, Come From Away, etc.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

I am a season ticket holder and love the plays I've seen-edgy, well presented, and entertaining. This is theater at its best! Easy parking. Low-key feel.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sudie S
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Jimmy Buffett brought me to La Jolla/San Diego back in June & the venue was great. The sight-lines in this theater were great. I purchased seats 1 & 2 in the second row & worried about how big of a portion of the stage would...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Google La Jolla Playhouse 2018 and call the number in the link.
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carol m
new york
Travel to La Jolla Playhouse (6 Replies)
Will be staying at Grand Colonial and going to Playhouse on a Sat. night . What is the best way to get there and back? Do I need a car? Can I walk? Should I take a taxi there and make pick up arrangements for after the show?
October 22, 2012|
Response fromcarol m|
Thanks so much. Your info was most helpful. Looks like I'll rent a car.
Westport, CT
Uber after a show at La Jolla Playhouse? (17 Replies)
We're planning to take the surfliner (train) up from Old Town, dinner, 8pm show at La Jolla Playhouse in early September. There isn't a late enough train back (plus it will be dark), so I wanted to see if it will be a problem getting an uber to take us back to the Andaz? Thank you!
July 24, 2016|
Response fromRiff M|
There is no surfliner train stop or lightrail stop in La Jolla. That plan won't work. You'll need an Uber both ways. I don't know if you'll have trouble finding one in the evening ? Others who use Uber(or Lyft) more than I do should be on here soon.
New York
Visiting July 13-18 (5 Replies)
Staying at the Del with husband, and 17 year old boy/girl twins. Looking for fun dinner/evening activities. Kids are theater/music(jazz)/dance oriented. Already booked La Jolla playhouse for the 18th. Would like to spend the afternoon and get dinner in La Jolla before. Suggestions for afternoon activity and nice dinner? I've read parking can be rough in the town. Was thinking about Old Globe, but not sure about which play to see. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead? We love improv...More
July 08, 2013|
Response fromElly1020|
Thank you all, these are all great suggestions. Unfortunately The Shout House is 21 and over, seems like great fun! My son just performed in Fiddler, he will probably enjoy checking that out! Just hoping the weather is warmer than when we visited last summer, it was chilly/cloudy for beach activities.