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Pasadena Playhouse

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Address: 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone Number: 626.356.7529
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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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Wonderful facility for shows

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Thank corinne l
Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

A lovely place to see good theatre. Park in a lot. If you park at Target, they will close the lot before the play ends.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

The quality of shows here is either average to surprisingly good, but the production values are high, and the house is small enough that there are no bad seats (even rear orchestra feels close to the stage). There is a nice education gallery to peruse prior to curtain, and a decent bar set up in the comfortable outdoor patio before... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We went to watch "Casa Valentina" and we were seated at the front row Balcony. The theatre was small in size compared to Pantages Theatre. It is located near Target on Colorado street or 4 blocks from Paseo Colorado. There are numerous restaurants nearby which makes it perfect to see a show after having dinner. Plenty of free street parking... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Easy to book tickets online. Great seats in the 2nd row of the Mezzanine. They were two of the only four left for this sold-out show. We looked down on the stage and could still see the actors' faces. Loved the old architecture and decor. Great show: "Fly" about the Tuskegee Airmen. One inconvenience: Restrooms are located only on the... More 

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Perris, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

My family experienced a wonderful evening at the Pasadena Playhouse watching the play "Fly". "Fly" is an imaginative narrative of the experiences of the famous Tuskegee Airmen told from the perspective of an elderly Airman. The Playhouse is wonderfully setup theatre such that each seat provides a great view of the stage. I forgot my eyeglasses but even though I... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse is like stepping back in time. A beautiful building with many architectural details. Small enough that every seat is pretty good, but large enough to attract first rate plays!

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Thank MaicAntony
Glendale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The Playhouse is a beautiful, historic venue in Pasadena. The offerings are spotty... from OK to excellent... . But if you have a extra evening in the Pasadena area, check it out. You will enjoy the playhouse itself, even if you encounter one of their weaker offer in g s.

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Pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

I recently saw breaking through and it was absolutely amazing. A couple months ago i also saw real women have curves.. It was great!

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