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PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

800 S College Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
+1 805-922-8313
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Boy it is cold out here!

Each year we visit The Solvang Festival Theater in early August to see a play with family and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Baxter M
Newsies is as good as Broadway!

Having just visited New York, I have to say that Michael Jenkison's staging of "Newsies" is a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362
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For more than 50 years PCPA - Pacific conservatory Theatre has been presenting exemplary theatre and providing excellent training with a resident company of theatre professionals. Begun in the summer of 1964, founder Donovan Marley laid the ground work for a year-round professional theatre company. PCPA remains the only resident professional company on the Central Coast producing consistent quality entertainment for the community while training thousands of actors and theatre technicians for a career in theatre.
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800 S College Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Each year we visit The Solvang Festival Theater in early August to see a play with family and friends. Though it may be hot during the day, it is always in the fifties at night. so dress warm. The play this year was Newsies, lots...More

Thank Baxter M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having just visited New York, I have to say that Michael Jenkison's staging of "Newsies" is a masterpiece....just like a performance on Broadway. The dancers are amazing as well as the singing. Being a dancer myself, I was very much impressed, and I will continue...More

Thank nataliekL7579HH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While taking a week to drive the Pacific Coast Hwy, my husband and I took a chance and stopped in at the Solvang Festival Theater for an evening show. What an unexpected pleasure! Coming from Orlando (land of never-ending entertainment), we were shocked at the...More

Thank BarbieOrlando
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great asset for the community and visitors to the area. High quality entertainment in a local setting and reasonable cost.

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have had one successful performance after another! This is a wonderful season not to be missed!

Thank gaylestrip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently saw Newsies outdoors in Solvang. A beautiful outdoor setting with incredibly good acting. If you're passing through and need a great evening's worth of entertainment, this is it.

Thank tritipisgood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a 2d home in Santa Ynez and finally got around to trying the Solvang Festival Theater with a PCPA production of "Lend Me A Tenor." I have to admit that we had lowered our expectations, figuring a small Central Coast theater would only...More

Thank ailee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attending any production by PCPA is more than just a theatrical experience, it is an opportunity to immerse oneself in the sights, sounds, emotions, dramas, laughs, tears and antics of a group of highly talented actors under the direction of a truly creative director. Knowing...More

Thank roshw2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cast is amazingly talented. Joe and George are out of this world and perfect in their roles. The entire cast is super talented, making this a fun, fun event!

Thank cajun12017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This production was out of this world! The singing, dancing and dialogue could not have been easy but the performers were flawless in their timing and made it look easy! It was so much fun...We enjoyed the whole experience so much I bought my son...More

Thank 805london1
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Steve B
12 January 2017|
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Response from PCPA_Theatre | Property representative |
Hi Steve, You Can't Take it With You - Marian Theatre from Feb 16 - Mar 5 The Whipping Man - Severson Theatre from Mar 9 - 26 Lend me a Tenor - Marian Theatre from Apr 20 - May 14 and again at the Solvang Festival... More