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Moonlight Ampitheatre

1200 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, CA 92084-5249
+1 760-639-6199
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Mama Mia

The Moonlight venue is by far, the best, most comfortable, and most beautiful for watching... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vicki P
via mobile
What a night!

We really enjoyed the show and the venue is truly unbelievable. We had a nice dinner and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PeterGast26
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lawn seating” (11 reviews)
“bring your own” (17 reviews)
“picnic dinner” (9 reviews)
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1200 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, CA 92084-5249
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+1 760-639-6199
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"lawn seating"
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"outdoor venue"
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"top notch"
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"broadway quality"
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"sound system"
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"spend a summer evening"
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"fun evening"
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"season ticket holders"
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"beautiful venue"
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"lovely evening"
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"great entertainment"
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"wolf trap"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Moonlight venue is by far, the best, most comfortable, and most beautiful for watching musicals!! Mama Mia wS awesome, but we’ve. Ever seen a poor performance there. The moon rising, the mellow, country vibe- WOW!!

Thank Vicki P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the show and the venue is truly unbelievable. We had a nice dinner and the parking was easy.

Thank PeterGast26
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw Mamma Mia there last night. Wonderful casting, staging, choreography and enthusiastic acting. The cast really got into the songs and the interactions. The amphitheater seats just 2,000 in fixed seating and grassy picnic areas. Bring your own food, buy beverages inside. The acoustics were...More

Thank Tom G
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I can't not believe this theater. It is the same quality if not better than the shows that I saw in the Kansas city and Saint Louis amphitheaters. However, so much more intimate. My mind is blown and I feel so lucky that it is...More

1  Thank Andihaus
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We have seen many productions at this outdoor amphitheater and we love the experience. Get there early so you can have a nice parking spot or prepare to walk. Blankets and coats will keep you cozy.

Thank mimivan
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Broadway quality shows in a very intimate outside amphitheater. Plan ahead and make dinner reservations (5 star dinner) or bring a picnic dinner. So much fun and the productions will blow you away! Never a bad show...always top sound, costumes, and sets!

Thank Linda F
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I have seen a couple of musicals here, and I'm not a musical kind of person. But Vista has great weather, and the place is small and intimate. They have lawn chairs for you to use, but they have a decent number of real seats,...More

Thank Laurie H
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Second Luecadia Mike's review in every respect including Wolf Trap resemblance. Performances are getting more elegant, as is venue, with passage of time and contributions. My date drives down from Menifee in the dark for the 4-performance season.

Thank k2r
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

My first visit to Moonlight and I was extremely impressed. Went to see "In the Heights." The night was comfortable, the sound system projected well, and all the seats had good visibility. I like the casual atmosphere and first rate show. Can't wait to visit...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Always thought Vista was pretty much a backwater. Then we moved here. Moonlight theatre has great shows, is very accessible and reminds me of Wolf Trap in Northern Virginia, just smaller but run very well.

1  Thank LeucadiaMike
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Rhoda J
8 September 2016|
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Response from BruinDan | Reviewed this property |
The musicals staged at the Moonlight Amphitheatre are produced by Moonlight Stage Productions and performed by local talent, so they are not part of a national tour. For show information you can check their website.
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KimG1414
18 January 2016|
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Response from William L | Reviewed this property |
I don't know
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Ontheqt12
4 July 2015|
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Response from Sandy015 | Reviewed this property |
Check on their website. There is 3 more shows, and you can repurchase tickets.
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