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Hillbarn Theatre

1285 E Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404-1214
+1 650-349-6411
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Great experience for first time attendee

I went to the Hillbarn Theatre for the first time and was very impressed with the quality of the... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Falafelsryummy
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Palo Alto, California
Sweet Little Theater

This theater has been here almost as long as Foster City. Excellent shows and performances... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
hellohappyhello
,
Mount Shasta, California
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Hillbarn Theatre has been keeping community theatre alive since 1941 with after-school training programs for children, acting and scene study classes for youth, and full productions featuring some of the brightest adult talent in the Bay Area. Hillbarn recognizes that amateurs trained by professional actors can deliver amazing results.
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1285 E Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404-1214
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

I went to the Hillbarn Theatre for the first time and was very impressed with the quality of the production, the acting, and atmosphere, as well as the excellent sight-lines and sound. I was surprised to read that it was the Hillbarn's 77th season. I...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This theater has been here almost as long as Foster City. Excellent shows and performances - professionals, not like "Waiting for Guffman" ;)

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I love the theater for the live performance. This is not a huge place, rather it is more intimate. You can see the actors, and they can see you. Don't be fooled by the size. It may be small, but the acting is huge. seats...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We purchased, last minute, the remaining 2 tickets for this Saturday evening performance. We wound up sitting in the back 2 rows, separately. The view was still very good. This is smaller theatre, and all the seats are close together. The cast for "Hunchback of...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

They do an outstanding job, show after show. They hire professionals to direct and run the theater. They are not the cheapest ticket in the area, but the value is there.

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

I hesitate to say that Hillbarn Theatre has reinvented itself, because that might imply that at one time they were not so good. What I want to convey is that Dan Demers, the new Executive Artistic Director has really upped Hillbarn's game! The show choices...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Every seat is a great seat. The shows have been very professional. Plenty of parking and shows are very reasonably priced. Great line up.

Thank Aleida l
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Hillbarn Theatre has been a fixture in Foster City for 25+ years. Each year they present a series of well acted plays and musicals using local talent. Every seat in the house is very good and the venue has a homey atmosphere. Buy your tickets...More

Thank James K
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The theater is small although very cozy, however the quality of the artists is very good and make you forget the size of the theater by the greatness of their performances. My partner and I have enjoyed every show we attended at the Hillbarn Theater...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

My wife loves this little theatre. She thinks the shows are great enough to buy a season ticket with her good friend. It's a small intimate atmosphere.

Thank Jim J
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