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The GEM Theater

12852 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840-5207
+1 714-741-9550
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We have seen a number of plays here; and each and every one were well done and entertaining from... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Garden Grove, California
Nice performance place

Though it may look a bit rundown, a lot of productions here are actually very outstanding. I... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Daniel N
Garden Grove, California
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12852 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840-5207
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We have seen a number of plays here; and each and every one were well done and entertaining from stage and set design to music to acting. It may be older and in need of some updating but it is one of the best neighborhood...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Though it may look a bit rundown, a lot of productions here are actually very outstanding. I performed in a musical under a kid's production; but even though it was a youth group, the performance was amazing. With that, most productions here have a relatively...More

Thank Daniel N
Reviewed 15 May 2017

On a lark we went to the second to the last performance of "The Music Man" to see a friend perform. We had such low expectations. And the TripAdvisor reviews of The Gem Theater" were mixed. But we were blown away by everything ... the...More

3  Thank help32250
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is by far the BEST local theater production I have ever seen! We decided to try something new last Friday night. Picked up tickets for Music Man at the The GEM Theater in Garden Grove. Very small town (1 block), very small theater (158...More

2  Thank Tom P
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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...More

Thank Gene S
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...More

Thank Ruby C
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...More

21  Thank FlyingWitch13
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
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...More

1  Thank Scott W
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...More

1  Thank Budda11
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Rozanne D
27 October 2015|
Response from LDM52 | Reviewed this property |
The show is probably 2 hours long. As for things to do depends on where you are going for dinner. GEM theater is located on Main Street which is nice to stroll down, there is a COSTCO across the street if you need to shop... More