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From its early days about 30 years ago, when one grabbed a picnic and sat under the stars on the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vista, California
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We have had season tickets for years. Friends of ours also love it so we all go together, reserving... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2018
Tina D
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From its early days about 30 years ago, when one grabbed a picnic and sat under the stars on the grassy hill overlooking a small stage, the Moonlight has turned into a major musical venue that attracts patrons from all of Southern California. Professional actors...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank darzitouninfo
Reviewed December 15, 2018

We have had season tickets for years. Friends of ours also love it so we all go together, reserving our lawn seats, bringing dinner, etc. Shows are very professional and we always walk away saying it was such a fun night. I've suggested to clients...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tina D
Reviewed November 30, 2018

We saw "Mary Poppins" (having seen the original in London many years ago). The Moonlight version was equally as good. All in all, a fantastic evening. One tip: Get there early. Parking can be challenging - although the staff are very helpful. (And take a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

We have been season ticket holders for 30 years and will continue to do so! New director has definitely put a spark in the selection of plays!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carol G
Reviewed November 6, 2018

So nice to have an opportunity to bring your own favorite snacks and drinks and then watch lively theatre under the stars.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Monique M
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Just saw the closing show of the summer 2018 season “Chicago” and was wowed as always by the production value! One of the premiere regional theatres in Southern California where Broadway quality theatre is the norm! I come from out of town and generally stay...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 168scottb
Reviewed October 1, 2018

The Moonlight Theatre is located in The Brengle Terrace park in Vista, California. They stage several productions every year mostly musicals. The productions are first rate with excellent actors and singers and live music. There is reserved seating as well as areas for picnicking. There...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DarylJ552
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

This was the first time I came here. Great venue for musicals, which is all they produce. San Diego is perfect for outdoor theater: reliably comfortable temperatures, rain is rare, perfect for a long theater season. Seats are comfortable, staff friendly and helpful, food and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DavidB288
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Been going there from the beginning. I feel grateful every time I leave a play....they are THAT GOOD....better than Vegas plays I’ve seen. Truly Vistas JEWEL

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank splash1234
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Saw the production Chicago last night. The actors were outstanding and flawless. The venue itself is an outdoor one very intimate and amazing. Weather was perfect with the sliver moon and twinkling stars. Acoustics are really good too. Tickets are very reasonable with choice of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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November 30, 2018|
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Response from splash1234 | Reviewed this property |
Been going since year one. Never rained. Not sure what happens.
Susan F
September 28, 2018|
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Response from splash1234 | Reviewed this property |
10 ish
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September 8, 2016|
Response from BruinDan | Reviewed this property |
The musicals staged at the Moonlight Amphitheatre are produced by Moonlight Stage Productions and performed by local talent, so they are not part of a national tour. For show information you can check their website.