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PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

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Address: 800 S College Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
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+1 805-922-8313
12:30 - 19:00
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Wed - Sun 12:30 - 19:00

For more than 50 years PCPA - Pacific conservatory Theatre has been...

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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Wonderful shows

Top notch entertainment. For a small community, they rival the big Broadway productions. I have seen both. This is good .

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom J
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Santa Maria, California
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely venue and quality theater! Very good value for the money. Suitable for adults or teens.

Thank LisaThompsonkw
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Top notch entertainment. For a small community, they rival the big Broadway productions. I have seen both. This is good .

Thank Tom J
Santa Maria, California
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are regular customers of the PCPA. Their productions are unparalleled in the Central Coast. Major actors are regulars and invited to perform in superbly choreographed and acted plays and musicals. We recommend it 100%

Thank vonthal
Clovis, California
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We have been to 4 different productions and each one has been amazing!. The seating is wonderful in both theatres with a very initimate feel. The staging, lighting and sets are very well done and all seats are comfortable. The configuration of the theatre is nice so can see well from any location. The acoustics in the Marian theatre have... More 

Thank Olywajdock
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I tend to do live theater a lot. A lot for people that live in the "Central Coast" region, anyways. I've been to PCPA shows with regularity for at least 6 years. Not all the shows, but at least 3 per year, usually more. That being the case ... and having seen shows in LA, SF, Ashland, etc., I can... More 

Thank Steve R
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Excellent production of Shrek! The Dragon, alone, was worth the price of admission. Great acting, song, and voice projection, speaking as a hearing aide user. PCPA always has great productions and puts Hollywood to shame! My only gripe are the hard seats (bring/rent a cushion) and the cold nights in the middle of summer! The Santa Maria productions are great... More 

Thank LarryBuellton
Nipomo, California
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We usually go to the PAC or the Clark Center for theatre-type entertainment, but we were pleasantly surprised how nice this venue is. The scenery was very good and we were pleased by the quality of the acting. One minor problem was the early time of the performance (7:00). It forced us to eat dinner much earlier than we we... More 

Thank Tom R
Santa Maria, United States
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

I love to attend the plays at PCPA. They are a very professional at performing. Every seat is a good seat. I enjoy taking my family. The ushers are friendly and helpful. The snacks are simple and quick. We always enjoy ourselves

1 Thank Delia G
Santa Maria, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have gone to several plays at PCPA and all have been excellent! I highly recommend this venue. Many famous actors have trained here so you may see an up and coming star.

Thank Regina S
Santa Maria, California
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The performances by PCPA are always great. They always cast the right person for the part. This past visit was to see Beauty and the Beast. Gaston and Belle were perfectly cast - both their demeanor and voices were just right. I loved the chemistry between all of the major characters.

1 Thank FrogGirl83

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