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Pasadena Playhouse

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Address: 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
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Discover the Playhouse

Making an Impact on the American Theatre

Pasadena...

Discover the Playhouse

Making an Impact on the American Theatre

Pasadena Playhouse is under the guidance of Artistic Director Sheldon Epps, whose commitment to cultural and theatrical diversity brings vitality and direction to the theatre. This commitment is reflected in seasons featuring Tony and Pulitzer award-winning plays as well as in outreach and artistic programs, which have doubled in size in the last two years.

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Great theatre

My wife and I went to see Al Pacino in God Looked Away. This theatre is wonderful. It has the most leg room and best seating angles that I've ever seen (and I've seen many) This... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Canandaigua, United States
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Canandaigua, United States
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576 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I went to see Al Pacino in God Looked Away. This theatre is wonderful. It has the most leg room and best seating angles that I've ever seen (and I've seen many) This is definitely the most comfortable theatre I've ever attended. The only minor downside is the bar is outside which could be a pain in... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in LA on business when I saw that Al Pacino was on stage at the Pasadena Playhouse. How could I resist!? The theater was well kept and the volunteer staff was helpful and kind. The small "concession stand" was a bit disorganized but, cute non the less. It was, without a doubt, worth the visit!

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Thank Joy V
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse has a wonderful historic charm about it, and is a very good theater venue. Cinderella was delightful experience, and the Playhouse added to its charm with great views of the stage, lighting effects and good sound. Although there is no elevator access to the upper seating areas, the staff were very helpful and courteous. Overall, Recommended for... More 

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Thank Robert V
Pasadena, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

The courtyard of the playhouse has such a warm feeling. I enjoyed stopping by with a friend just to pick up Cinderella tickers for a future day. Did you know you save more when you pay with cash?

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2 Thank just910
Los Angeles
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Hadn't been here for many years as we moved from the area but cant wait to go back. Beautiful theatre, comfy & roomy seats as well as the proverbial, "not a bad seat in the house."

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Small in size but big on a fun experience! The size is actually perfect because no seat is bad. You also get a personal experience because you feel very close to the performance on stage. Love the little courtyard in front. Parking is easy and reasonable. Decor is vintage. Reminds me of the Pantages but prices are much more affordable... More 

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St. Johnsbury, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

I live in the area, but this was my first time going to the Playhouse. The show I saw was excellent. There were so many great songs (also classics!) I loved the performance so much, I went back to see it again a week later before it closed. I would've truly enjoyed seeing and talking to the actor after the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

The playhouse is charming, small and reminiscent of theaters of the 40s and 50s. In the show we saw, Hershey Felder (an accomplished pianist, singer and actor) made Irving Berlin come alive with the backstory for many of Berlin's hits. It felt like a fireside chat that included videos of his songs sung by Ethel Merman, Al Jolsen, and Fred... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Just saw Irving Berlin at the Pasadena Playhouse. The one man show is incredible! I'll talk about that elsewhere because here I have to say that the Playhouse is great. It is a smaller theater - I doubt there is a bad seat but I was in row BB in the Mezzanine and I had great view of the stage... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Freeway close, the architecture is stunning. Smaller, more intimate venue. Very comfortable temperature and we parked one block away for only $3.00. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby.

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