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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
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00

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A charming open-air venue, Solvang Festival Theater offers a variety of entertainment. Shows vary from PCPA productions to live musical performances, often by well known artists... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Sam M
Manila, Philippines
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Solvang, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

A fun experience. The repertory company has talented actors who offer good community theater and a nice variety of shows. Just be sure to bring coats, blankets and hats as it can get very cold even in the summer. There are no bad seats in this theater.

Thank Devra R
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

A charming open-air venue, Solvang Festival Theater offers a variety of entertainment. Shows vary from PCPA productions to live musical performances, often by well known artists. Seating is a bit tight, but the small size of the theater means that everyone is close to the stage. This closeness allows a lot of interaction between the performers and the audience. There... More 

Thank Sam M
Solvang, California
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Unbelievable talent on stage. Hard to believe it could get any better. Always a hit! Easy access, reasonably priced.

Thank Ballplayer2
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I planned a trip to Solvang so that my daughter and I could see a play in this theater. What a wonderful theater! Most seats are great and the college that puts on plays there do a professional job! I would recommend others visit this theater when they visit Solvang.

Thank Diana R
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Open air venue with quality performances. They rent blankets for $2 because even the summer nights can be chilly.

Thank Victor91733
Torrance, California
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I highly recommend seeing a production at the Festival Theater. It is an amazing venue to see Broadway caliber plays. It is small and intimate. It has a beautiful picnic area to utilize before the play starts. The staff is wonderful. The actors amazing. This year I saw the Glass Menagerie at it was very good. Come up to Solvang,... More 

Thank Becky197043
Solvang, California
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

We have watched outdoor theater as well as Nashville Nights! Just a great venue and all the seating is great for viewing! Bring a blanket or rent one for the night! Or just hug your loved one!

1 Thank PJHenry1972
Buellton, California
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

We saw Man of La Mancha in Aug. 2015. Tremendous. The singing was fantastic and the play is so touching. A newly remodeled food booth with superb pastries and sandwiches which can be taken to your seat is available. Wine and beer is offered as well.You may picnic on the oak tree shaded lawn. At intermission the hot chocolate, hot... More 

Thank toadandbear
Seaside, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

My sisters and I went to the outdoor theater and had a Fantastic night. If your there during their presentations it's worth the price.

1 Thank Viki T
Cambria, California
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

We saw Man of La Mancha in early August at the Solvang Festival Theater. Every production we've seen there, and there have been many, have been outstanding. Our experience with Man of La Mancha puts it at the top of what we've seen anywhere!

Thank Arlene S

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