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Rubicon Theatre Company

1006 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-0048
+1 805-667-2900
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Way, way off Broadway!

It's a long way from Broadway to Ventura but it's a great place for our fair citizens to see local... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Dan C
Ventura, California
Best little theatre on the South Central Coast

We have been to at least half a dozen plays and musicals at this theatre. They pull talent from... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
Paula M
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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 exploration and experimentation are encouraged and supported. Now in its 19th Season, Rubicon has earned a reputation for innovative, reinvigorated productions of classics; and for the development of new works. The company has presented more than 115 diverse mainstage productions to more than 420,000 audience members. Described by critics as “the rising star of the Southern California cultural scene” and the “best theatre between Los Angeles and San Francisco,” the company has won a New York Drama Desk Award (four nominations), the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for “Sustained Excellence,” 14 Ovation Awards, a NAACP Award, and multiple Indy, Garland and Robby Awards. Luminaries such as Susan Clark, Dana Delaney, Bonnie Franklin, Joel Grey, Gregory Harrison, Bill Irwin, Harold Gould, Larry Hagman, Stacy Keach, Michael Learned, Ted Neeley, Paul Provenza, Linda Purl, Joe Spano, Bruce Weitz, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. and Stephanie Zimbalist have graced the Rubicon stage. Jack Lemmon and John Ritter made their final stage appearances with Rubicon.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“off broadway” (3 reviews)
“one man show” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1006 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-0048
+1 805-667-2900
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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

Thank Dan C
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

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.

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

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

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

Thank Carla W
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Wow. This little theatre has a great reputation in the industry and it is well deserved. The productions I've seen are as good as NYC; in fact plays developed at Rubicon have traveled to Off-Broadway. Actors are mostly from LA and the season is a...More

1  Thank beth l
Reviewed 7 August 2015

I have been s season ticke tholder for the last 3 or 4 years, The company tries very hard to bring quality productions here to Ventura. Some have been outstanding, and all have been a pleasure to see and also to hear (the sound system...More

1  Thank Diz M
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This theater is OK for local theater. Better than anything in Moorpark, Camarillo, or Thousand Oaks (except for the Civic Arts Plaza which is wonderful). It is somewhat comfortable, smaller venue. The local theater company is known for a few celebrity-level actors, but most are...More

Thank ferdferd
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Ordered performance tickets in the first row and paid in full. One hour before the performance, I received a phone call telling me the seats were no longer available and we would be changed to the 3rd row. I understand things happen but it was...More

6  Thank Barbara P
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10 March 2017|
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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.