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Pasadena Playhouse

39 S El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-5220
+1 626-356-7529
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Excellent seating and good accustics

Lovely theater with many restaurants nearby. Seats are quite cheap and the quality is excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nipomo, California
Top Notch Facility!

Attended the Pasadena Playhouse to see "Shout, Sister, Shout!", and was immensely impressed by the... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Ventura, California
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Discover the Playhouse Making an Impact on the American Theatre Pasadena Playhouse is under the guidance of Artistic Director Sheldon Epps, whose commitment to cultural and theatrical diversity brings vitality and direction to the theatre. This commitment is reflected in seasons featuring Tony and Pulitzer award-winning plays as well as in outreach and artistic programs, which have doubled in size in the last two years.
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39 S El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-5220
+1 626-356-7529
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely theater with many restaurants nearby. Seats are quite cheap and the quality is excellent. Lots of street parking in walking distance.

Thank Grognard
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Attended the Pasadena Playhouse to see "Shout, Sister, Shout!", and was immensely impressed by the facility and the quality of the production. It's not a large theater, would guess it's capacity at 800-900 seats; the small size gives a feeling of intimacy with what's happening...More

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 15 May 2017

My family and friends and I have been to several shows and we never cease to be amazed by the obvious amounts of creativity and talent shown on the stage. The tickets aren't cheap, but they are definitely worth it.

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Been loving going to the Pasadena Playhouse. It is an intimate setting and acoustics are excellent. Watched The Originalist last weekend and it was an excellent production.

Thank claireesp
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We've been annual subscribers to the Pasadena Playhouse for over twenty years. This a very professionally run theater. The productions are generally good, the venue is beautifully restored, and I look forward to each play.

Thank KAS57
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I had seasons tickets for years and then I did not. This is a lovely theatre. It's small. Almost any seat is a good seat. Lovely historic building. Lots of bars and coffee places in the area for a bite before or after theatre. During...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Even though watching Al Pacino was a great experience... the first act of "God looked away" was a painfully slow disappointment. I felt duped for paying so much money for a matinee ticket ($120)! I can't imagine how the entire cast is unaware of the...More

Thank MrsCDinLA
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Ridiculously expensive tickets for a matinee and the performance was interrupted multiple times by: late arrivals who should not have been seated because they disrupted those of us who had arrived on time - ushers talking - someone's medical device alarm going off - rattling...More

Thank suemA6588TU
Reviewed 5 March 2017

God Looked Away is clearly a benefit production for the Pasadena Playhouse. Billed as a "workshop" it is appalling bad and not ready for an audience, much less one that is paying as much as $200 for ticket. If it's important for you to breathe...More

Thank SallyForthFromHere
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Beautiful dinner, fantastic experience. Play "God Looked Away" was incredible, really loved it. Theatre was beautiful and clean. Service from attendants and bar were fantastic. Can't wait to visit again.

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