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Pasadena Playhouse

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Address: 39 S El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-5220
Phone Number: +1 626-356-7529
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Discover the Playhouse

Making an Impact on the American Theatre

Pasadena...

Discover the Playhouse

Making an Impact on the American Theatre

Pasadena Playhouse is under the guidance of Artistic Director Sheldon Epps, whose commitment to cultural and theatrical diversity brings vitality and direction to the theatre. This commitment is reflected in seasons featuring Tony and Pulitzer award-winning plays as well as in outreach and artistic programs, which have doubled in size in the last two years.

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Shopping for Theater Tickets on a Rainy Sunday Afternoon

The courtyard of the playhouse has such a warm feeling. I enjoyed stopping by with a friend just to pick up Cinderella tickers for a future day. Did you know you save more when... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
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Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The courtyard of the playhouse has such a warm feeling. I enjoyed stopping by with a friend just to pick up Cinderella tickers for a future day. Did you know you save more when you pay with cash?

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Hadn't been here for many years as we moved from the area but cant wait to go back. Beautiful theatre, comfy & roomy seats as well as the proverbial, "not a bad seat in the house."

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Small in size but big on a fun experience! The size is actually perfect because no seat is bad. You also get a personal experience because you feel very close to the performance on stage. Love the little courtyard in front. Parking is easy and reasonable. Decor is vintage. Reminds me of the Pantages but prices are much more affordable... More 

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St. Johnsbury, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I live in the area, but this was my first time going to the Playhouse. The show I saw was excellent. There were so many great songs (also classics!) I loved the performance so much, I went back to see it again a week later before it closed. I would've truly enjoyed seeing and talking to the actor after the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

The playhouse is charming, small and reminiscent of theaters of the 40s and 50s. In the show we saw, Hershey Felder (an accomplished pianist, singer and actor) made Irving Berlin come alive with the backstory for many of Berlin's hits. It felt like a fireside chat that included videos of his songs sung by Ethel Merman, Al Jolsen, and Fred... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Just saw Irving Berlin at the Pasadena Playhouse. The one man show is incredible! I'll talk about that elsewhere because here I have to say that the Playhouse is great. It is a smaller theater - I doubt there is a bad seat but I was in row BB in the Mezzanine and I had great view of the stage... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Freeway close, the architecture is stunning. Smaller, more intimate venue. Very comfortable temperature and we parked one block away for only $3.00. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

A lovely place to see good theatre. Park in a lot. If you park at Target, they will close the lot before the play ends.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

The quality of shows here is either average to surprisingly good, but the production values are high, and the house is small enough that there are no bad seats (even rear orchestra feels close to the stage). There is a nice education gallery to peruse prior to curtain, and a decent bar set up in the comfortable outdoor patio before... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We went to watch "Casa Valentina" and we were seated at the front row Balcony. The theatre was small in size compared to Pantages Theatre. It is located near Target on Colorado street or 4 blocks from Paseo Colorado. There are numerous restaurants nearby which makes it perfect to see a show after having dinner. Plenty of free street parking... More 

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