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PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

800 S College Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
+1 805-922-8313
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Wonderful production! Amazing performance by lead actor. The California Central Coast is very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Budapest, Hungary
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Simply Great

Every product put on by the PCPA theater is wonderful. There are a few professionals who fill in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Maria, California
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For more than 50 years PCPA - Pacific conservatory Theatre has been presenting exemplary theatre and providing excellent training with a resident company of theatre professionals. Begun in the summer of 1964, founder Donovan Marley laid the ground work for a year-round professional theatre company. PCPA remains the only resident professional company on the Central Coast producing consistent quality entertainment for the community while training thousands of actors and theatre technicians for a career in theatre.
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800 S College Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
+1 805-922-8313
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful production! Amazing performance by lead actor. The California Central Coast is very fortunate to have PCPA❤️

Thank Lsiembieda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every product put on by the PCPA theater is wonderful. There are a few professionals who fill in each production, but the majority of the players are Allen Hancock students. The costume and stage settings are a 10 out of 10. You can't go wrong...More

Thank djcreati0ns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first time experiencing this outdoor theater in Solvang. It was very fun! The production was excellent and quite funny. My friend and I had a picnic in Los Olivos before the show - I planned for cold but the weather was comfortable - the...More

Thank ksharum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun and well done theatre, very fair family friendly cost, and kid friendly snacks and intermission.

Thank cbo49r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All of the PCPA productions are fantastic! The main actor did a wonderful job. He was the main character in The Whipping Man. I enjoyed him so much that I made sure that I saw him again in Fences! Top notch production, from the entire...More

Thank Clarice77
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We are locals who make time to see at least one to two PCPA plays each season. Some of our most cherished family memories are watching the performances in the outdoor Solvang theatre while all bundled up in our blankets on a cool evening. This...More

1  Thank LOwinemerchantcafe
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Each year we visit The Solvang Festival Theater in early August to see a play with family and friends. Though it may be hot during the day, it is always in the fifties at night. so dress warm. The play this year was Newsies, lots...More

Thank Baxter M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Having just visited New York, I have to say that Michael Jenkison's staging of "Newsies" is a masterpiece....just like a performance on Broadway. The dancers are amazing as well as the singing. Being a dancer myself, I was very much impressed, and I will continue...More

Thank nataliekL7579HH
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

While taking a week to drive the Pacific Coast Hwy, my husband and I took a chance and stopped in at the Solvang Festival Theater for an evening show. What an unexpected pleasure! Coming from Orlando (land of never-ending entertainment), we were shocked at the...More

Thank BarbieOrlando
Reviewed 9 August 2017

What a great asset for the community and visitors to the area. High quality entertainment in a local setting and reasonable cost.

Thank Nancy F
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Steve B
12 January 2017|
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Response from PCPA_Theatre | Property representative |
Hi Steve, You Can't Take it With You - Marian Theatre from Feb 16 - Mar 5 The Whipping Man - Severson Theatre from Mar 9 - 26 Lend me a Tenor - Marian Theatre from Apr 20 - May 14 and again at the Solvang Festival... More