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“Great little theater in the round” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Altarena Playhouse

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Altarena Playhouse
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Alameda, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great little theater in the round”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Amazing what this little theater can do in such a small space. I've been to many plays here and I'm always impressed and entertained.

Visited October 2013
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Alameda, California
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Altarena”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is a wonderful live theater in the heart of Alameda reachable by public transportation. The theater is small and intimate and best of all, you can see and hear everything happening on stage. The actors come from all over the San Francisco Bay Area and obviously love what they are doing.

Visited September 2013
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Alameda, California
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56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Rent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

A friend invited me to join her to see Rent. Altarena Playhouse is small and intimate. You feel like you are a part of the play. You are no more than 4 rows from the stage. It is in the round so you can see the reactions of others in the audience. It makes it even more enjoyable, because you are sharing the experience with others.
The cast was great. They enjoyed the music and the story. They made the play their own, acting from their hearts.

Visited August 2013
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Alameda, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Its a small theater but charming and very reasonably priced. All the plays are well done many with live music. I've been a season ticket holder many years and can't wait for the next play. Cookies and coffee at intermission for donation can't be beat.

Visited June 2013
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Oakland, California, United States
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Theater in your backyard”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Fun local spot to see some live theater, walking distance from most of Alameda. Some off beat entertainment and some classic standbys.

Visited October 2012
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