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“Affordable Entertainment”
Review of La Jolla Playhouse

La Jolla Playhouse
Ranked #13 of 76 things to do in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Theater on the UC San Diego campus.
San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Affordable Entertainment”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Went to the La Jolla Playhouse for the first time the other night, saw the play the Orphan of Zhao. The Playhouse itself is easy to get to and the parking is very affordable, only $2.00 for the entire night. There isn't a bad seat in the theater. The only drawback I had was that we were not notified that one of the key characters played by BD Wong was being played by his understudy. I would have liked the choice to come back a different night since he was one of the main reasons I was seeing the play. The only notification we had was that the program had a slip of paper that stated the cast change for the night. Other than that the play was excellent, I would highly recommend this venue to people who would like to do something different for the evening.

Visited July 2014
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San Diego, California, United States
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love going here and I'm not even a huge theater guy”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

This place is super fun and intimate. Always a big hit with the wife when I buy tickets and plan a nice date around it. Awesome actors and super close to the action. Not a bad seat in the house!

Visited October 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A theatre with a history”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We bought our tickets before arriving in San Diego, the play was ok , the staff very welcoming and I don't think there is one bad seat in this theatre. The jersey Boys made their debut here and so many other plays. Parking a mere $2. per car and there is plenty of it but do come early. Next time in San Diego..we will be back...this makes for a perfect summer evening.

Visited July 2014
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San Diego, California
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Many good plays”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

You have to pick and choose your plays, but when there's a good one there, you will enjoy great theatre and reasonably priced tickets. In addition, there isn't a bad seat in the house.

Visited July 2014
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San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“See it here and watch it go off to become a Tony award winner on Broadway.”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

There are 3 theaters at the Playhouse on the UCSD campus. My personal favorite is the newest black box theater - The Potiker. Each season promises quality performances - something for everyone!

Visited May 2014
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