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PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

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Address: 800 S College Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
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Wed - Sun 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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For more than 50 years PCPA - Pacific conservatory Theatre has been...

For more than 50 years PCPA - Pacific conservatory Theatre has been presenting exemplary theatre and providing excellent training with a resident company of theatre professionals. Begun in the summer of 1964, founder Donovan Marley laid the ground work for a year-round professional theatre company. PCPA remains the only resident professional company on the Central Coast producing consistent quality entertainment for the community while training thousands of actors and theatre technicians for a career in theatre.

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I love to attend the plays at PCPA. They are a very professional at performing. Every seat is a good seat. I enjoy taking my family. The ushers are friendly and helpful. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Santa Maria, United States
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Santa Maria, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love to attend the plays at PCPA. They are a very professional at performing. Every seat is a good seat. I enjoy taking my family. The ushers are friendly and helpful. The snacks are simple and quick. We always enjoy ourselves

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I have gone to several plays at PCPA and all have been excellent! I highly recommend this venue. Many famous actors have trained here so you may see an up and coming star.

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

The performances by PCPA are always great. They always cast the right person for the part. This past visit was to see Beauty and the Beast. Gaston and Belle were perfectly cast - both their demeanor and voices were just right. I loved the chemistry between all of the major characters.

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

It's been quite a few years since I've been to the theater in Santa Maria, but I remember it being cozy and a little more intimate than the theater in Solvang. The production and play itself was expertly done, the audio system made it very easy to follow the storyline and I would definitely go again.

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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

I have grown up traveling an hour to Santa Maria to enjoy their productions...I now am taking my children (and my mom too who first introduced us!)and we just came back from their Christmas production of Beauty and the Beast. The play could not have been improved upon. It was classic and magical, brimming with music and humor. It's been... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

My love for the productions done by PCPA apply to both PCPA on the Alan Hancock College Campus and the Solvang venue. Both with outstanding acting, sets, and twists and turns; pure pleasure. As I highlight the next section, it applies only to the outdoor Solvang Festival Theater. As the sun sets, and the crickets begin a chirping chorus, you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Wonderful theater, all the seats are great. We saw the matinee with a 10-year-old and a 7-year-old. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon, the costumes were great, the sound was perfect, the actors all did a very nice job. I loved the way the scenery was minimal but perfect. The cast seemed to be enjoying themselves, and gave a great performance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Having attended no less than 15 plays at PCPA and walked away pleased each time, I am confident that anyone who enjoys theater will be delighted by the fabulous performances this Company of actors always provides.

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

We just saw Beauty and the Beast. It is so good, so professional. Actors, costumes and sets all top notch. It's not Broadway, but we paid very reasonable prices for a great performance. Highly recommend it. Because it is stadium seating, the viewing area was good. We were on the far right, section six and still had good sight.

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Wow! What a show!! Been to several performances and they never disappoint me! These actors are amazing, so talented and decided to their profession. Great scenery, sound and lighting. Looking forward to our next play at PCPA!

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