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Address: 5021 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804
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Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Long Beach Playhouse, in Long Beach, California, has produce theatrical...

Long Beach Playhouse, in Long Beach, California, has produce theatrical plays for over 80 continuous years. In our two theaters; The Mainstage and Studio, we produce up to 16 plays per year including collaborations and special events with local artists and organizations. Our Mission: To serve our diverse community with quality theatre, a strong education program, and provocative-socially significant, classic and contemporary productions. To nurture and cultivate artists and audiences alike, encouraging the participation of all interested individuals.For season tickets and current plays, visit the website.

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The talent at this small theater is really amazing! Many visits and have been impressed by all of the plays in both talent and production. Customer appreciation however is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2016
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Orange County, Ca
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Orange County, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

The talent at this small theater is really amazing! Many visits and have been impressed by all of the plays in both talent and production. Customer appreciation however is lacking... no stand out performance in this area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Funny well done play about a young woman who has multiple personality disorder. Without disrespecting the diagnoses, the play is humorous and insightful. All of the actors inhabit their roles well demonstrating an excellent sense of timing. The choreography in the fight scene is well executed with exact timing to the strobe light. Great lighting set up and cues. The... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I am very happy we have this wonderful little theater in our city. I cannot believe this theater has had 85 (yes eighty-five) years of non-stop showing plays. WOW! I am amazed of the good talent and the truth-to-scrip the performances are. I (almost) feel guilty paying so little. I love how intimate and comfortable the place is. All seats... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It's a small theatre and every seat we have had provided a terrific view. The cast bios tell the story that they are excited to perform and thanking all their supporters. While the theatre has always had good crowds, ti could use even more support. Artistically, they push the envelope from traditional interpretation.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the LB Playhouse! LBCC Child Development held their annual fund raiser there for many years. It was something I looked forward to annually. The actors are top-notch, the plays are intriguing, and the seating is awesome! If feels like you are actually part of the play. So much fun.

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Long Beach, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

LB Playhouse has been putting on productions for a very long time. The theatre is small so every seat is a good seat. The acting is amazing. A must see!!!!

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

While we are not season ticket holders, we attend many productions annually for decades. This is a <99 seat theatre in a rectangle with seats on three sides. Every seat is good. Plays are typically classical rather than cutting edge. In LA small theatre compensation is basically minimum wage, so tickets are reasonably priced and actors are performing for "love... More 

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Long Beach, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We have been attending the Playhouse for many years. It is a wonderful venue. There are two theaters at the site. Downstairs there are 200 seats arranged on three sides of the stage. Upstairs there are 100 seats in an auditorium style. Upstairs shows are more cutting edge. Downstairs shows are more mainstream. We attend downstairs mostly. The seating is... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The productions are consistent in this historic theater. It is amazing how much live theater and variety is actually in Long Beach.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a great little playhouse. Two different stages, both are great no bad seats good talent good productions.

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