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Address: 108 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110-3037
Phone Number:
+1 503-436-1242

The Coaster Theatre Playhouse has entertained thousands of visitors and...

The Coaster Theatre Playhouse has entertained thousands of visitors and locals of Cannon Beach and Oregon's North Coast.

Maurie Clark opened the Coaster Theatre in 1972. He supported it with his time, talent and financial resources. Upon his death in 2001, the Coaster Theatre became a not-for-profit theatre. Each year the Coaster Theatre produces 5 plays and 2 musicals as well as inspiring young actors with our Coaster Kidz spring, summer and winter camps.

With the support of our wonderful volunteers, sponsors, donors and patrons we will continue to offer quality community theatre in the heart of Cannon Beach.

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Barefoot in the park

Terrific show! The actors were fantastic and very well cast. Lots of laughs. I would definitely recommend catching a show here if you are in town.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carolyn L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific show! The actors were fantastic and very well cast. Lots of laughs. I would definitely recommend catching a show here if you are in town.

Thank Carolyn L
Redmond, Washington
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We came across the theater while meandering around town (Canon Beach) and thought it sounded like a fun thing to do. The theater is an old converted roller rink with a lot of character. We saw Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" and were very entertained with the excellent actors. The set was very well done and the play fit well in... More 

Thank Mary v
Eugene, Oregon
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10 reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2017

If you want an fun activity for the whole family, step into the Coaster Theater on a Friday or Saturday night. The theater used to be a roller rink many years ago, but now entertains theater lovers of all ages. There is not a bad seat in the house, as every seat is staggered and slopes to the front. The... More 

Thank Rebecca W
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We went for opening night and joined a packed house of locals to watch It's A Wonderful Life. The whole time was sweet and magical. Visiting with those sitting near us was great fun, too. They were surprised that this was our fourth time watching a Coaster Theater production--it is so fun that we've bought tickets to see The Mousetrap... More 

Thank Adrienne F
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is community theater for everyone. There are usually two shows running so you can get a variety of entertainment. There is usually a holiday or musical show during the holidays. If you are on the North Coast, check it out.

Thank Singinbama
Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I wonder why there aren't any recent reviews. I wish there would have been. It would have saved me a lot of money. The acting is terrible. My kids did MUCH better plays in Jr High School than what I saw at coaster theater. We went and saw 9 to 5. In addition to poor acting and awful singing, we... More 

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Jenni T, Marketing & Operations Director at Coaster Theatre, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not have an enjoyable experience at the Coaster Theatre Playhouse. All the actors you see on our stage are volunteers of varying theatre and performing experience. These dedicated volunteers spend many nights after work to rehearse and perform we applaud their dedication and talents they bring to the stage at the Coaster Theatre. While many... More 

Albany, New York
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Reviewed 30 October 2015

We were recently staying near Cannon Beach and attended two shows at the Coaster Theatre. It is a great local venue! We saw Bell, Book, and Candle on a Saturday evening and a concert by Stephen Beus. We enjoyed them both.

Thank Bourlingueur60
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

A very pleasant, entertaining place to spend an evening in Cannon Beach. We saw "Little Shop of Horrors," and it was loads of fun, energetic, very well done. Some real talent put into the show, reflects the area's interest in the arts! Nice cookies, coffee and tea offered before the show, and during intermission. The theatre is comfy, homey, and... More 

Thank JSWKingsfield
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

I have been to this small little theatre many times for plays. It is cozy and the seats are somewhat comterble so I would suggst getting a end seat so that you have more room to strech out your lags because they might get a little cramped if you get a middle seat. I would have to say that some... More 

Thank cannonbeach3137
Aviano, Italy
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

I have been to Cannon Beach many times but this was the first time I attended a play at the Coaster Theatre. Great community theater (we say "It Could Be Anyone") that changes freuently. I will definately go to a play again the next time I go to Cannon Beach.

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