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PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

800 S College Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
+1 805-922-8313
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Have seen several productions at PCPA and they have all been excellent. Their summer theater in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Check out PCPA’s current production of the Hunchback from Notre Dame. Strong cast with a mixture of... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
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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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800 S College Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Have seen several productions at PCPA and they have all been excellent. Their summer theater in Solvang is definitely a bonus to a region known for wine tourism. Really good quality of actors.

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Check out PCPA’s current production of the Hunchback from Notre Dame. Strong cast with a mixture of student interns, resident faculty and professional actors. Beautiful scenery, costuming, music and so much more. This is a show not to miss in a lovely theatre. How fortunate...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Love every performance. Superior actors!! Good wine & snacks available at intermission. Be prepared for some intense subject matter along with musicals & light hearted plays. PCPA does it all!

Thank Franklin W
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

My daughter and I went to see The Crucible in February, 2018. The theater in the round is one of my favorite parts about this theater. Every seat is a great seat. The lighting and sound is very professional. The actors are highly talented. It's...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

The best acting around. PCPA brings culture to Santa Maria. Each production is professional in all areas ; scenery, producing, acting, casting, lighting, and costuming. Even the pricing is reasonable and quite worth it.

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Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

We never miss a PCPA Performance. Their shows are always wonderful. Don’t miss seeing them. Our adult daughter with disabilities loves the musicals. We do too!

Thank Helen Y
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Every production we have seen has been tremendous. The professionalism of the actors and all the support staff is uncompromising. This is a great venue for all local and visiting guests. Pick your play and be prepared to be entertained.

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Reviewed November 22, 2017

We live in Santa Maria, so we are pleased to have such wonderful theater in our area. They have quality productions and reasonable prices for an evening's entertainment. We recently attended a matinee of "Freaky Friday". Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

A play for all seasons. We have enjoyed the amazingly vibrant and professional open air performances at the PCPA Solvang theater fest as well as performances at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria for more than 20 years. Any musical any venue any production none...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful production! Amazing performance by lead actor. The California Central Coast is very fortunate to have PCPA❤️

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Steve B
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Hi Steve, You Can't Take it With You - Marian Theatre from Feb 16 - Mar 5 The Whipping Man - Severson Theatre from Mar 9 - 26 Lend me a Tenor - Marian Theatre from Apr 20 - May 14 and again at the Solvang Festival... More
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