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Pasadena Playhouse

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This is a intimate theatre that seats a couple hundred and is very comfortable... shows are hit... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
Ontario, California
Really great little theater.

This classic has been in business for over 100 years. We've been a season ticket holders off and... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Los Angeles, California
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Discover the Playhouse Making an Impact on the American Theatre Pasadena Playhouse is under the guidance of Artistic Director Sheldon Epps, whose commitment to cultural and theatrical diversity brings vitality and direction to the theatre. This...more
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39 S El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-5220
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Reviewed 14 February 2019

A historical theater...love the ceilings, and character of this building. Say Ragtime...it was a great performance and the sets were unique...would go back again...

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

Went to see Ragtime at the historic Pasadena Playhouse. A great experience.even though the theater is over 100 years old there was plenty of legroom and great seats. Beautiful historic architecture. Reasonable parking just across the street.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Muk1943
Reviewed 13 February 2019

This is a intimate theatre that seats a couple hundred and is very comfortable... shows are hit and miss as I have seen great shows here (Fences, Janis Joplin), and not so great (will leave they nameless), but this is a venue review, not a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

This theater is known for having terrible productions; be sure to read reviews of the play you are thinking of seeing before buying tickets. The tickets are expensive and it is sad to walk away feeling like you literally have thrown away money. Also their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I enjoy going to plays and the Pasadena Playhouse is a nice place to see small theatre plays. It was built about 100 years ago and has that Southern California 1920s feel about it. The internal architecture is 1920s also. I saw “The Woman in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

This classic has been in business for over 100 years. We've been a season ticket holders off and on for over 25 years. Back in the 80s, the plays were unbelievably amazing. Then they went through a period of really boring plays that put us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I love the Pasadena Playhouse. The staff are all so helpful and professional. The setting is intimate and the crew puts so much effort into the set design. We purchase our tickets on Goldstar for a significant discount. There are a limited...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank robynp200
Reviewed 22 July 2018

It appears some of the reviews are about the performances and the productions rather than the theater itself. However, I will focus on the institution itself. It has been around for many decades and it is well worth a visit. The orchestra seats are good...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank vincemc
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

The reviews have been really mixed. We saw the show Last evening and I think it is fair to say that it is a slice of life. One thing for sure it stays with you. People say dark, depressing etc etc. I say thought provoking....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Cape-SoCal
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Anna Camp was wonderful, but, the play was confusing especially since it was difficult to hear some of the dialogue and then the French was thrown in without clarification... it was 90 minutes of easedropping on someone's bad marriage.

Date of experience: April 2018
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jim w
24 April 2018|
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What is the schedule of the Pasadena Playhouse beyond Belleville or whatever is now playing