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Rubicon Theatre Company

Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Former church

I just love recycling, so I was pleased when this failed church was transformed into a theatre. The... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
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A First Class Playhouse!!

My wife and I went to see the Musical and Dance Play, “Grease.” There was some fine solo singers... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
James C G
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Rubicon Theatre Company is a non-profit regional theatre based in Ventura, California. True to the name and the vision of founders Karyl Lynn Burns and James O’Neil, the company is committed to providing a nurturing environment for artists where...more
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1006 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-0048
+1 805-667-2900
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I just love recycling, so I was pleased when this failed church was transformed into a theatre. The productions have been a mixed bag, but Ventura is a small town.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went to see the Musical and Dance Play, “Grease.” There was some fine solo singers backed up by an outstanding Live Band. The Director assembled a very fine cast of actors and actresses. Lots of dancing, singing — brought back memories...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James C G
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I have never been disappointed with the quality of Rubicon's productions. The actors, the technicians and the house staff are all outstanding. I have attended more than 20 productions here over the years and the performances are always top-notch. The Rubicon utilizes local talent as...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank slorraine0930
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We saw A Christmas Carol. We have seen many versions on stage and this was one of the better directed and acted. There was very clever use of the stage and props and a well thought out combination of narration and acting which allowed more...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank IVAN H
Michele H, Public Relations Manager at Rubicon Theatre Company, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Hi Ivan! Thank you so much for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Please contact our Box Office for more information at 805.667.2900. Best, Michele

Reviewed 29 August 2017

It's a long way from Broadway to Ventura but it's a great place for our fair citizens to see local actors and actresses bring theatre to us. Both of my granddaughters have performed at Rubicon thru the years. The most recent was my oldest granddaughter...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank dancA6133GX
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We have been to at least half a dozen plays and musicals at this theatre. They pull talent from LA/Hollywood, around the country and a bit from abroad. The productions are sometimes unique, featuring lesser known playwrights, and sometimes traditional, like A Christmas Carol in...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Paula M
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I love coming to productions at the Rubicon. They quality is always first-rate and the theater staff is lovely, respectful and helpful. Totally worth the drive.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Susan G
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

My history in theater has been through marriage to a middle school drama teacher whose students and plays have been selected to perform at the state demonstration of "how to act" rivaling high school students not to mention being chosen drama teacher of the year....More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Scigris
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Experience is likely affected by the performance seen the the seat location. Our seat location was poor, pushed up against the back wall. Fortunately, the staging was centered in the room. The charm of being in an old church was inviting; however, as you work...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank RalphVentura
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I love small intimate theatres like this one. You feel as if you are right there on stage with the actors. I have been here several times now and every performance has been superb! We just saw a one-man show performed by James O'Neil called...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Carla W
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Response from RTCRep | Property representative |
We have concessions in the lobby that provides sodas and water, (occasionally depending on the show we also serve wine), and there are gourmet pastries and candy bars for purchase.
18 November 2016|
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Response from Paula M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I double checked the theatre schedule and I'm sorry to say I mispoke in the message previously sent. The play ended on Sunday, 11/13. The next production is A Christmas Carol and it starts on December 7th.