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The Nevada Theatre

Broad St., Nevada City, CA
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Historic Theater

This historic theater is used for live plays, such as "The White Snake" by CATS, Community Asian... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim B
Nevada City, California
via mobile
Usually an excellent theater experience.

We live locally. This is a historic theater that has been in operation since the mid 1800's, but... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Nevada City, California
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Founded in 1865, this historical theatre is the oldest operating theatre in California.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This historic theater is used for live plays, such as "The White Snake" by CATS, Community Asian Theater of the Sierras, which I saw in April. It is also used for concerts, movies, celebrations of life, and public meetings. It is not too big, even...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We live locally. This is a historic theater that has been in operation since the mid 1800's, but it has been restored. The seating is quite comfortable, with the space between rows larger than found in most Broadway theaters. Several theater groups perform here, and...More

Thank GlipR
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Four of us had the very best time with Shake Rattle and Rock performance. The five actors had a terrific set of voices and fun storyline. Their voices exceeded expectations for a community theater. The fun four-top tables added to the intimacy of the experience....More

Thank lisan664
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This theatre not only has local ta/lent of the highest quality in all the plays they perform but they also have awesome movies every Sunday at 7pm. This theatre is very old and fun to attend any event held there and they have a concession...More

Thank filomeli
Reviewed 2 December 2016

A great place to go back in history and watch a Sunday movie, plays and great music. Right downtown and easy walking and parking right across the street in a big parking lot.

Thank MBRducks
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Golden Road Radio Hour Live Onstage! a 3 hour collaboration of music, dance, art, video, poetry, health, and community interests including environmental interests and concerns, and a benefit for the Hospitality House homeless shelter. It is amazing what they covered in this brief time and...More

Thank teralinda
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Like watching the 4th of July parade in town, it feel like stepping back in time. When you walk through the iron doors, Gold Rush history comes alive. You can almost feel Mark Twain hanging around the lobby, smoking an illegal (no smoking in Nevada...More

Thank Sierra_Gray_Wolf
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We live in Nevada City. The theatre is historic and a venue for local production companies to present plays. Nevada County has so many talents and theatre companies such as Legacy Productions, Sierra Stages, CATS (Asian theatre), Sierra in Concert, Music in the Mountains, Off...More

Thank Rosalie&Bryed
Reviewed 20 December 2015

The Nevada Theatre is a cozy place to see a live show. The sound is great, the stage is always colorful. Legacy productions is my favorite shows to see there. Sue LeGate-Halford and company put on the best, high quality shows. They always entertain the...More

Thank katie1388
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Absolutely wonderful. It was a great experience. I can't wait to see what they have next! It has the wonderful feeling of an old establishment with so much history inside.

Thank David O
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