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Solvang Festival Theater

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Address: 420 2nd St, Solvang, CA 93463-2762
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+1 805-686-1789
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00

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Wonderful and delightful local outdoor theater that has extraordinarily talented actors and interesting and entertaining live productions. Well worth attending...lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Ynez
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Santa Ynez
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 easy viewing. They sever good local wine and local baked goods...a real treat!

Thank Friesian
San Jose, CA
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is a small theater that houses excellent seats everywhere. Of course, everyone has their favorite seats. Enjoy a meal out or spend extra time at the pool and have pizza, then bring your blankets, hats, mittens, and be ready to be entertained by some of the finest actors around. I have been coming here for over 20 years with... More 

Thank IrishSurfer
Salinas, California
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

If you love magik, believe in all things mystical and love playing dress up. This is for you! My girls had a wonderful time! There were craft booths with everything from pixie dust to raccoon tails. A gnome telling stories, knights in armor and fairie hunters. Sword dancing and plays.

1 Thank Kmartindecosta
Maumee, Ohio
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The Solvang Festival Theater is a charming Danish inspired 700 seat non profit outdoor amphitheater, that show cases plays, musicals, and well known performing artists from June - October. I was lucky enough to see "In the Heights" the 2008 Tony Award Winning Musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton) the musical was performed by the PCPA (Pacific Conservatory of the... More 

2 Thank pattyann0724
Santa Ynez, California
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Solvang Festival Theater is a wonderful gift to this community. In partnership with PCPA, they put on plays all through out the summer. The theater is intimate and in a beautiful setting. The Acting is superb and very entertaining. They have a variety of different plays for different audiences so check out the season's schedule. Come early and enjoy... More 

Thank Christa R
Redondo Beach, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Perfect way to complete your trip to Solvang; by sitting out under the stars and watching live theatre. Every seat is great. Towards fall, make sure to bring a jacket and gloves; as Solvang evenings can get chilly. Also, you can rent seat cushions and blankets for a nominal fee at the bottom of the steps which lead into the... More 

Thank SBayKat
Lompoc, California
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The PCPA always has excellent performances. We have been to theaters all over the world and PCPA never fails to provide top notch performance. This festival theatre is outdoors and can be cold. You need to bring blankets and jackets. They do rent pillows and blankets. You can also buy a dinner or bring your own and eat on the... More 

Thank Helen Y
Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

My husband and I first visited the Solvang Festival Theater in 2015 (despite having visited Solvang many times in the past). We saw a poster in a local shop window advertising a performance of Man of La Mancha and bought tickets later that evening at the box office. The show, put on by the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts... More 

Thank LincolnOsiris
Clovis, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Solvang, CA in and of itself is such a beautiful place to visit, shop, eat and stay overnight in, but if you really want to venture into another opportunity for fun and new experiences you HAVE to go to a Show at the Solvang Festival Theater. I have been there twice and let me tell you, BOTH times it was... More 

Thank dinanorwood
New York, New York, United States
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Bring a blanket because it does get cold while you sit under the stars watching good theater. Acting is always good, sets are creative. A gem of a theater and great selections.

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