We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 12852 Main St, Garden Grove, CA 92840-5207
Phone Number:
+1 714-741-9550
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 12 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Great Community Venue with Steller Performer!!!

Been to this local theater a couple of times to see Sweeney Todd and there Holiday Specatular performers are top-notch, not a bad seat in the house.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
mona35
,
orange county
Add Photo Write a Review

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 12: English reviews
orange county
Level Contributor
74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Been to this local theater a couple of times to see Sweeney Todd and there Holiday Specatular performers are top-notch, not a bad seat in the house.

Helpful?
Thank mona35
Garden Grove, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My wife and I have been season ticket holders for years and love their work. Wonderful theatre, and Damien and Nicolle are the greatest...and appear in nearly every production as well. Can't say enough about the quality and diversity of their work. Every show is a must-see! They are also involved in and give back to the local community. You... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Scott W
Level Contributor
42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Came to the gem theatre to see Sweeney Todd the last weekend. Although it wasn't my favorite play I still loved it. The cast is awesome and professional. Great set and props! The theatre really is a GEM!! We sat in almost the back row but it felt like we were right there! Not a bad seat in the house!... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Budda11
Garden Grove, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

The Gem is a fun and funky little theater that puts on wonderful productions in a quaint and intimate setting. The folks who do the heavy lifting (i.e. - the producers, actors, and stage hands) are often in the lobby taking tickets, serving refreshments, and greeting patrons. The shows are well done and often unique so you see some things... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank LoserDave
Santa Ana, California
Level Contributor
315 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

I grew up in Garden Grove and have never been in the Gem. Well when I bought the tickets to see Always Patsy Cline i was so excited!!! Show was great and the people there were so nice and friendly and you could tell they were very grateful we were there! Plus my friend won the raffle how fun was... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Tina B
Garden Grove, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

One More Productions at The GEM Theater is producing the best shows in Southern California! The 158-seat historic theater is the perfect setting for a quaint theater going experience with talent and production values that will blow you away. And every production features live musicians! The passion and commitment to the arts and the community is undeniable. And the prices... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank RubyDoo1325
Tustin, California
Level Contributor
98 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

We saw "Next to Normal" here. This was our first visit to the theatre, at the suggestion of friends. Great production with a talented cast. This is a deep show, and with a lesser cast it would not be a great experience. Looking forward to their next production "The Secret Garden", and expect to see many more shows here.

Helpful?
Thank Sometime_Wanderer
Anaheim, California
Level Contributor
116 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

Quaint little theater where there is no a bad seat in the house. Very personable and friendly. The talent is phenomenal. Have seen a lot of musicals and plays and was totally blown away on how outstanding the production of "Anything Goes" was. Highly recommend this theater.

Helpful?
Thank LDM52
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

My husband and I are theater "junkies" and when traveling are always on the look-out for local theater gems. We lucked out with "Anything Goes" this weekend. The production is an absolute delight. Strong performances by a cast that includes local musical majors from local universities as well as veteran actors that perform regularly with One More Productions. Ticket prices... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jo95829
Garden Grove, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

The Theater has recently been remodeled due to a fire in one of the dressing rooms in 2011, It is a great location for plays, concerts, film and other performing art activities.

Helpful?
Thank BBIGYAR

Travellers who viewed The GEM Theater also viewed

 
Garden Grove, Orange County
Garden Grove, Orange County
 

Been to The GEM Theater? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The GEM Theater and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The GEM Theater staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?