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Great, great playhouse. Must visit

This is a hidden gem. It's on the 4th and Arizona in SM, easy parking (two parking lots with first... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Los Angeles, California
Fantastic, convenient, intimate local theater!

This intimate, local venue is superb for shows. It has a welcoming entrance with a lovely patio... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Santa Monica, California
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Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, Santa Monica Playhouse is an internationally acclaimed professional intimate theatre and educational conservatory, presenting exciting year-round Main Stage productions, Family Theatre musicals...more
1211 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1347
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

This is a hidden gem. It's on the 4th and Arizona in SM, easy parking (two parking lots with first 90 mins free and a lot of other parking). Great theater. If you're lucky enough to catch a play, they are great. It's your old...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This intimate, local venue is superb for shows. It has a welcoming entrance with a lovely patio, clean restrooms and conveniently located in the heart of downtown Santa Monica. Public and reasonably priced parking is plentiful in the garages. My personal favorite is the parking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank WillinLa
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Good night out on, er, Monday for the Magic Monday Magic Show ! Made the mistake of forking out extra dosh for the front row seats. Not worth it, as this is a very small venue and just about every seat gave a good view...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2016

Eager-to-please performers delivering enthusiastic shows, skewing towards the light and frothy comedic side of the scale are generally showcased here. This tiny complex of a few different stages has hosted a variety of works for over 50 years and chooses productions that are well suited...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed June 29, 2015

Saw a kitschy, musical, drag version of Cinderella which was pure silly fun. This is a very small, intimate theater. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Easy walk from parking structures and restaurants galore.

Date of experience: June 2015
4  Thank Michael S
Reviewed March 29, 2015

"Jamaica Farewell" is actress/writer Debra Erhardt's personal story. In 90 short minutes (no intermission) she tells her amazing story of her life in Jamaica and her dream to come to America. Along the way she overcomes many pitfalls and challenges. She tells all with many...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

Craving some culture? Head over to SM Playhouse for a one act play, a cabaret or children's performances. There's something for everyone. It's a great local theatre company and fun little space within walking distance of good restaurants, bars and public parking (and the bus).

Date of experience: September 2013
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Two shows with buffet supper (nothing special), dessert, wine, champagne, party hats and delightful staff who turned out to be the performers! All original songs, but masterfully presented and thoroughly enjoyable. The staff was extremely helpful with best tickets and seating for my sister in...More

Date of experience: December 2013
2  Thank MendocinoMcLeans
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Great community theatre. Used to come here for years. Now when we visit the kids, we can bring them, and the grandchildren, to most of the shows and enjoy ourselves! Tremendous talent, great selection - we are never disappointed!

Date of experience: April 2013
2  Thank 2x2ontheroad4u
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Saturday nights at 7 PM if you are near Santa Monica, please go and see the Play, "Adults Keep Out" since it is really well done as a musical with adventure, romance and good political satire for all!

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Lblivas148
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