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New Village Arts Theatre

2787 State St, Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1629
+1 760-433-3245
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Excellent show at the NVA Theatre

My wife and I attended a Thursday evening performance of the "Buddy Holly Story" at the NVA... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Gordon C
Carlsbad, California
Great Little Theater in the Village

What a great way to spend an evening after dinner in Carlsbad Village. Over the recent Holidays... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Auburn, CA
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2787 State St, Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1629
+1 760-433-3245
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

My wife and I attended a Thursday evening performance of the "Buddy Holly Story" at the NVA Theatre. The threatre, located in downtown Carlsbad is an intimate (only six rows of seats) venue. The performance was well attended with only a couple of empty seats....More

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 11 January 2017

What a great way to spend an evening after dinner in Carlsbad Village. Over the recent Holidays we stumbled on the New Village Arts Theater presentation of "THE 1940s RADIO HOUR". The local group puts on several shows in their newly remodeled theater which seats...More

Thank Billb1375
Reviewed 18 October 2016

You don't want to miss any of the performances by talented actors at this local theater venue. Every seat is good because it's small and intimate. The last performance I saw was Oklahoma which was probably one of the best renditions I've ever seen. I...More

Thank Vendrizzi
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This was my very first time in this small and intimate theatre. I really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. A very nice lady greeted us as we rushed through the door thinking we were late. There is a small wine bar in their colorful lobby which...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We really like this place. Usually better than average performances. We saw "Sylvia" last week. Hard to stop laughing. Near the coaster. Easy parking. Restaurants nearby. Some performances are suitable for familiies.

1  Thank janicedallas
Reviewed 28 November 2015

The golden age of radio was really quiet apparent in the NVA's current production "The 1940's Radio Hour". My husband and I were impressed by the talent of the company and the wonderful entertaining production . It is so close to home and it was...More

1  Thank gjresh
Reviewed 30 August 2015

we have attended 3 plays at this theater, the last one this month. The acting is outstanding, however this theater company has been in business for 15 years and the sets, direction, and offerings do not reflect this.

Thank Marti R
Reviewed 16 July 2015

This company has excellent experienced actors who seamlessly switch from role to role - while the set design and costumes are bare bones, this is an enjoyable way for anyone to experience Shakespeare. The music innovations are especially fun - worth spending an evening in...More

1  Thank Renatte A
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

New Village Arts is performing my favorite comedy of all time "Sylvia". This is the story of a couple who now are empty-nesters leaving a void in their home. Dad has a solution and adopts Sylvia, a dog played by Samantha Ginn. She is fabulous...More

1  Thank juless507
Reviewed 9 December 2014

small staff with limited budget does a fantastic job of putting on quality shows. there is not a bad seat in the house. wonderful to come early and enjoy dinner in the downtown area before the show. or a drink at one of the many...More

Thank ndepndant
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22 August 2017|
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Response from AJ K | Property representative |
You can park on the street (it says 3-hour parking but it is not enforced), or in the free commuter parking lot next to the train station. Leave a little extra time for parking on weekend matinees and Friday and Saturday... More
3 August 2017|
Response from NewVillageArts | Property representative |
BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY runs about 2 hours and 20 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission. Enjoy the show!
17 July 2016|
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Response from NewVillageArts | Property representative |
During September, we are running the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical OKLAHOMA! Our shows run Thursdays - Sundays, so your best chance at catching the show would be the 2pm matinee on September 11th. Thanks!