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Address: 12852 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840-5207
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Outstanding Venue, Performance & Value

This was my first time at The Gem Theater, and was very impressed. The theater is small, actually intimate. The staff was friendly and accommodating. All seats have a great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gene S
Orange, California
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Orange, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time at The Gem Theater, and was very impressed. The theater is small, actually intimate. The staff was friendly and accommodating. All seats have a great view. Even though the building is old (and historic), the lobby, auditorium, and restroom appeared to be clean and well cared for. And almost the most important thing, the sound... More 

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Irvine, California
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

My husband decided to treat me to see the Production Of Always Patsy Cline at the Gem Theater last night. Wow what a quaint theater this is we have always seen this theater but have never been so we decided to go because of this production. My father was a huge fan of Patsy's so I grew up listening to... More 

Thank Ruby C
Garden Grove, California
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Awful, Awful Awful!!! The theater may have been grand in the 1980's but now it is a sad broken down warehouse that can't afford decent lighting or sets. Direction of productions is very very poor. The quality of performance is embarrassing. They should be paying the audience to show up and stay the length of the show. Stay away, save... More 

7 Thank FlyingWitch13
orange county
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Been to this local theater a couple of times to see Sweeney Todd and there Holiday Specatular performers are top-notch, not a bad seat in the house.

Thank mona35
Garden Grove, California
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

My wife and I have been season ticket holders for years and love their work. Wonderful theatre, and Damien and Nicolle are the greatest...and appear in nearly every production as well. Can't say enough about the quality and diversity of their work. Every show is a must-see! They are also involved in and give back to the local community. You... More 

1 Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Came to the gem theatre to see Sweeney Todd the last weekend. Although it wasn't my favorite play I still loved it. The cast is awesome and professional. Great set and props! The theatre really is a GEM!! We sat in almost the back row but it felt like we were right there! Not a bad seat in the house!... More 

1 Thank Budda11
Garden Grove, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The Gem is a fun and funky little theater that puts on wonderful productions in a quaint and intimate setting. The folks who do the heavy lifting (i.e. - the producers, actors, and stage hands) are often in the lobby taking tickets, serving refreshments, and greeting patrons. The shows are well done and often unique so you see some things... More 

1 Thank LoserDave
Santa Ana, California
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

I grew up in Garden Grove and have never been in the Gem. Well when I bought the tickets to see Always Patsy Cline i was so excited!!! Show was great and the people there were so nice and friendly and you could tell they were very grateful we were there! Plus my friend won the raffle how fun was... More 

2 Thank Tina B
Garden Grove, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2015

One More Productions at The GEM Theater is producing the best shows in Southern California! The 158-seat historic theater is the perfect setting for a quaint theater going experience with talent and production values that will blow you away. And every production features live musicians! The passion and commitment to the arts and the community is undeniable. And the prices... More 

1 Thank RubyDoo1325
Tustin, California
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Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

We saw "Next to Normal" here. This was our first visit to the theatre, at the suggestion of friends. Great production with a talented cast. This is a deep show, and with a lesser cast it would not be a great experience. Looking forward to their next production "The Secret Garden", and expect to see many more shows here.

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