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Solvang Festival Theater

420 2nd St, Solvang, CA 93463-2762
+1 805-686-1789
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Excellent theater, top-notch performances

We went to see Newsies with our family. In case you aren't familiar, this is a Broadway show... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Avon, Connecticut
via mobile
Intimate setting, wonderful show

We had seen this theater on our last trip to Solvang and thought it would be fun to see a show... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Los Angeles
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420 2nd St, Solvang, CA 93463-2762
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We went to see Newsies with our family. In case you aren't familiar, this is a Broadway show brought to Solvang. The theater is excellent - intimate, great acoustics. We took the advice of everyone and brought extra layers. We also rented 4 cushions and...More

Thank SamirJain
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had seen this theater on our last trip to Solvang and thought it would be fun to see a show there so we got tickets to see "Newsies". The theater is in a nice location within easy walking distance of most of the hotels...More

1  Thank AMTravelerLosAngeles
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We stayed a couple of nights in Solvang and didn't really know what there was to do in town. Thanks to TA, we found out about this great community theater and were able to get tickets for a Thursday night show. We saw "Newsies" and...More

1  Thank 324juliej
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

If you are in Solvang during the summertime, you must attend a play here. The outdoor theatre in the round is not only a beautiful setting but the acting and plays are very high quality. Many actors are from the jr. College arts department but...More

2  Thank reese3
Reviewed 19 July 2017

At first glance I didn't think the production would be all that great, but I was very wrong. Although it is a small theater, that doesn't mean they couldn't put on a great show. My wife and I saw The Nativity. It was very well...More

Thank arthurmortin
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We saw Beauty and the Beast, my wife loves that movie. It was really a quality show. I would highly recommend it. A great experience, we had a picnic and had a lovely evening. I think we will definitely be going back. Dress accordingly, even...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent venue for outdoor theater, they have a picnic area and you can purchase food and drinks there including wine. You can bring your own food and drinks also but no glass can go into theater area. Most important is a blanket, it gets cold...More

Thank Jettj1
Reviewed 28 June 2017

If you live on the Central Coast or visiting anywhere between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo you must immediately stop working and buy tickets to this outdoor theater. As a long time resident in San Luis Obispo county we had never experienced this magical...More

2  Thank John F
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Such a wonderful venue! We walked to the theater from our hotel and saw Riders in the Sky on a cool evening. We arrived early to enjoy some drinks in the patio area. The rented blankets were nice to have, even with our own jackets....More

Thank SandwichFamily
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Wonderful and delightful local outdoor theater that has extraordinarily talented actors and interesting and entertaining live productions. Well worth attending...lovely experience to watch a play outside under the stars. They provide blankets, and you won't need binoculars as it is a small Shakespearean design for...More

1  Thank Friesian
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
Please go to their website. I do not work their. My review was written as a patron.
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5 June 2017|
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Response from IrishSurfer | Reviewed this property |
I love the King Frederick. They are right in the center of things, clean rooms, lovely pool, and always friendly staff.
13 August 2016|
Response from Diana R | Reviewed this property |
You can get the season's schedule online at by searching for Solvang Festival Theater.