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Fantastic, convenient, intimate local theater!

This intimate, local venue is superb for shows. It has a welcoming entrance with a lovely patio... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Santa Monica, California
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Magic Visit on Magic Monday

Good night out on, er, Monday for the Magic Monday Magic Show ! Made the mistake of forking out... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, Santa Monica Playhouse is an internationally acclaimed professional intimate theatre and educational conservatory, presenting exciting year-round Main Stage productions, Family Theatre musicals...more
1211 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1347
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This intimate, local venue is superb for shows. It has a welcoming entrance with a lovely patio, clean restrooms and conveniently located in the heart of downtown Santa Monica. Public and reasonably priced parking is plentiful in the garages. My personal favorite is the parking...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Good night out on, er, Monday for the Magic Monday Magic Show ! Made the mistake of forking out extra dosh for the front row seats. Not worth it, as this is a very small venue and just about every seat gave a good view...More

Thank glasgowbigyin01
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Eager-to-please performers delivering enthusiastic shows, skewing towards the light and frothy comedic side of the scale are generally showcased here. This tiny complex of a few different stages has hosted a variety of works for over 50 years and chooses productions that are well suited...More

Thank Ray Q
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Saw a kitschy, musical, drag version of Cinderella which was pure silly fun. This is a very small, intimate theater. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Easy walk from parking structures and restaurants galore.

4  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 30 March 2015

"Jamaica Farewell" is actress/writer Debra Erhardt's personal story. In 90 short minutes (no intermission) she tells her amazing story of her life in Jamaica and her dream to come to America. Along the way she overcomes many pitfalls and challenges. She tells all with many...More

Thank JulianSolo
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Craving some culture? Head over to SM Playhouse for a one act play, a cabaret or children's performances. There's something for everyone. It's a great local theatre company and fun little space within walking distance of good restaurants, bars and public parking (and the bus).

1  Thank 88jet88
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Two shows with buffet supper (nothing special), dessert, wine, champagne, party hats and delightful staff who turned out to be the performers! All original songs, but masterfully presented and thoroughly enjoyable. The staff was extremely helpful with best tickets and seating for my sister in...More

2  Thank MendocinoMcLeans
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Great community theatre. Used to come here for years. Now when we visit the kids, we can bring them, and the grandchildren, to most of the shows and enjoy ourselves! Tremendous talent, great selection - we are never disappointed!

2  Thank 2x2ontheroad4u
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Saturday nights at 7 PM if you are near Santa Monica, please go and see the Play, "Adults Keep Out" since it is really well done as a musical with adventure, romance and good political satire for all!

1  Thank Lblivas148
Reviewed 19 May 2013 via mobile

It seems like a hundred theaters are in LA, and everyone seems to be working there while waiting for the real break to take place. Santa.Monica Playhouse is not that kind of theater. A dedicated band of actors and staff struggle to keep it going...More

Thank BrianFromMcFarland
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