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Rubicon Theatre Company

1006 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-0048
+1 805-667-2900
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Top-Notch Theater

I have never been disappointed with the quality of Rubicon's productions. The actors, the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ventura, California
Excellent Theater Experience

We saw A Christmas Carol. We have seen many versions on stage and this was one of the better... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
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Rubicon Theatre Company is a non-profit regional theatre based in Ventura, California. True to the name and the vision of founders Karyl Lynn Burns and James O’Neil, the company is committed to providing a nurturing environment for artists where exploration and experimentation are encouraged and supported. Now in its 19th Season, Rubicon has earned a reputation for innovative, reinvigorated productions of classics; and for the development of new works. The company has presented more than 115 diverse mainstage productions to more than 420,000 audience members. Described by critics as “the rising star of the Southern California cultural scene” and the “best theatre between Los Angeles and San Francisco,” the company has won a New York Drama Desk Award (four nominations), the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for “Sustained Excellence,” 14 Ovation Awards, a NAACP Award, and multiple Indy, Garland and Robby Awards. Luminaries such as Susan Clark, Dana Delaney, Bonnie Franklin, Joel Grey, Gregory Harrison, Bill Irwin, Harold Gould, Larry Hagman, Stacy Keach, Michael Learned, Ted Neeley, Paul Provenza, Linda Purl, Joe Spano, Bruce Weitz, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. and Stephanie Zimbalist have graced the Rubicon stage. Jack Lemmon and John Ritter made their final stage appearances with Rubicon.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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1006 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-0048
+1 805-667-2900
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never been disappointed with the quality of Rubicon's productions. The actors, the technicians and the house staff are all outstanding. I have attended more than 20 productions here over the years and the performances are always top-notch. The Rubicon utilizes local talent as...More

Thank slorraine0930
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We saw A Christmas Carol. We have seen many versions on stage and this was one of the better directed and acted. There was very clever use of the stage and props and a well thought out combination of narration and acting which allowed more...More

Thank IVAN H
Michele H, Public Relations Manager at Rubicon Theatre Company, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Hi Ivan! Thank you so much for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Please contact our Box Office for more information at 805.667.2900. Best, Michele

Reviewed 29 August 2017

It's a long way from Broadway to Ventura but it's a great place for our fair citizens to see local actors and actresses bring theatre to us. Both of my granddaughters have performed at Rubicon thru the years. The most recent was my oldest granddaughter...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We have been to at least half a dozen plays and musicals at this theatre. They pull talent from LA/Hollywood, around the country and a bit from abroad. The productions are sometimes unique, featuring lesser known playwrights, and sometimes traditional, like A Christmas Carol in...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I love coming to productions at the Rubicon. They quality is always first-rate and the theater staff is lovely, respectful and helpful. Totally worth the drive.

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

My history in theater has been through marriage to a middle school drama teacher whose students and plays have been selected to perform at the state demonstration of "how to act" rivaling high school students not to mention being chosen drama teacher of the year....More

Thank Scigris
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Experience is likely affected by the performance seen the the seat location. Our seat location was poor, pushed up against the back wall. Fortunately, the staging was centered in the room. The charm of being in an old church was inviting; however, as you work...More

Thank RalphVentura
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I love small intimate theatres like this one. You feel as if you are right there on stage with the actors. I have been here several times now and every performance has been superb! We just saw a one-man show performed by James O'Neil called...More

Thank Carla W
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Wow. This little theatre has a great reputation in the industry and it is well deserved. The productions I've seen are as good as NYC; in fact plays developed at Rubicon have traveled to Off-Broadway. Actors are mostly from LA and the season is a...More

1  Thank beth l
Reviewed 7 August 2015

I have been s season ticke tholder for the last 3 or 4 years, The company tries very hard to bring quality productions here to Ventura. Some have been outstanding, and all have been a pleasure to see and also to hear (the sound system...More

1  Thank Diz M
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10 March 2017|
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Response from RTCRep | Property representative |
We have concessions in the lobby that provides sodas and water, (occasionally depending on the show we also serve wine), and there are gourmet pastries and candy bars for purchase.
18 November 2016|
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Response from Paula M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I double checked the theatre schedule and I'm sorry to say I mispoke in the message previously sent. The play ended on Sunday, 11/13. The next production is A Christmas Carol and it starts on December 7th.