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Black Hills Playhouse

24834 S Playhouse Rd, Custer, SD 57730-8328
+1 605-255-4141
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Belated Review

I was fortunate in having the opportunity to attend all performances from 1998, 1999, and 2000... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lec482018
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Temple, Texas
Wonderful Plays - first class

I have been there many times for plays - only one I did not care for. The Playhouse is very clean... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
jprince1444
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Custer, South Dakota
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Generations of playgoers have been delighted by this gem of a theater located near Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse in Custer State Park. This professional theatre, affiliated with the University of South Dakota, but managed by the Black Hills Playhouse, Inc has played since 1946 and is one of the oldest, continuously running summer stock programs in the country. Four to five incredible productions play throughout the summer Tuesday through Sunday. Descriptions and ratings of shows available at website. Beautiful picnic grounds, pre-order picnics, and concessions available. Park pass required on car for entry.
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24834 S Playhouse Rd, Custer, SD 57730-8328
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was fortunate in having the opportunity to attend all performances from 1998, 1999, and 2000. This was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I say this not because the actors were professionals, but quite the opposit, they were students (under the leadership...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

I have been there many times for plays - only one I did not care for. The Playhouse is very clean and friendly. Make reservations.

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Intimate setting. No bad seats. Quality acting. Marvelous way to spend a couple hours beng entertained.

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

We caught the last show of 2017. Great entertainment for kids and adults, several people were called up on stage to participate. A fun night.

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

I saw two shows last year, and had a good time. Shows were fun, and you can bring a picnic for before hand and intermission, or grab some concession. Remember your park pass

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

This is the first time we visited the play house and we weren't disappointed. Acting was great. Setting was beautiful. Plan on attending next summer when we return to the Hills.

Thank Marlys R
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Linda A, General Manager at Black Hills Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Thanks so much for your review Marlys! We look forward to seeing you next year!

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

Great theater available during the summer tourist season. Fine performances in a unique setting. Come visit this theater as you are passing by the area

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Linda A, General Manager at Black Hills Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2017

Thanks so much Mike for your review. We appreciate you!

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Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

My wife have been to two plays this year and typically purchase season tickets. The play currently opening last night "Frankenstein" is just the best. We also enjoyed the previous play " ---Pirates ---" was also excellent but some people said they had a hard...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2017

My husband and I went to every show offered in the summer of 2016. It is a bit of a commitment to make the time, but well worth the effort. As we drove to the Playhouse, we both had time to unwind from our hectic...More

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Linda A, General Manager at Black Hills Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2017

Thanks so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed the 2016 season and you're right, 2017 will be incredible as well! Looking forward to seeing you this summer:)

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Reviewed January 17, 2017

The plays at the Playhouse are very good and the setting is marvelous. Be sure to bring a jacket for the cool evenings.

Thank Ruth R
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loveeating65
April 25, 2017|
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Response from Linda A | Property representative |
Hello! Thanks for your inquiry! This is an indoor 327-seat theatre with air conditioning.
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Kayla R
June 14, 2016|
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Response from Linda A | Property representative |
It is a good idea to have reservations so you get the best seat, but not always necessary. Thursday through Sunday tend to be busiest days, especially during musicals. Best way to get the schedule is to visit our... More
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