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Address: Monte Verde, 4 SW 8th Ave, Carmel, CA 93922
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+1 831-622-0100
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11:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Home to PacRep Theatre, the only professional theatre in Monterey County,...

Home to PacRep Theatre, the only professional theatre in Monterey County, housing two venues: Golden Bough Theatre, a 300-seat proscenium style for larger musicals, classical and contemporary performances - main lobby entrance on Monte Verde; The Circle Theatre, a 120-seat theatre-in-the-round - ideal for experimental works and other performances enhanced by an intimate setting, located in the lower, rear section of the Playhouse, with its own entrance on Casanova Street, between 8th and 9th.

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A great little theater in Carmel with local and professional talent.

We are local and go to the Golden Bough about 3-4 times a year depending on what's playing. It's always fun with very good talent and a good night show after an early dinner in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Carmel, California
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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are local and go to the Golden Bough about 3-4 times a year depending on what's playing. It's always fun with very good talent and a good night show after an early dinner in Carmel. The musicals are our favorites and the singing and dancing almost always surprises.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is an excellent small theatre with wonderful shows. We found it while in Carmel for the car shows and went to see the current musical - Buddy (Holly) and Co. and the British Invasion. The cast (11) is truly talented, performed 40+ songs in the style (imitating) 27+ performers of the 50s and 60s and 70s.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

excellent playhouse, great shows. Mary Poppins was excellent. I always love going there. Have never seen a bad performance.

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Would you believe I loved Mary Poppins? Strange thing is I saw the movie in Manaus, Brazil when it first came out. I only mention that as I think it is weird to remember. I never imagined it on the stage. Anyway, the show, as almost always, was terrific. How they could find such a perfect Mary Poppins is beyond... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I've only been here a few times, but truly enjoy the talent & the size of the theatre. All seats are have a great view . Very charming with great quality.

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Salinas, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We have attended many performances at the Golden Bough. All have been well crafted with strong actors and sound direction. The only thing that would make it better would be live music, vrs. piped in. Overall, fun for all ages.

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Took the grandkids to see our local production of "Cats" while visiting. Though not Broadway, it was well done and very enjoyable. We like to support local efforts to bring entertainment to our town.

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Carmel, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

I frequent this theater and am always impressed with the quality of the productions. I go to shows in NYC and I think many of our local talent could be on Broadway. The tickets for the shows are always reasonable and it is a way to spend a fun night out. The theater is close enough to Carmel to grab... More 

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Monterey, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

What not to expect: New York Broadway experience. Duh. What to expect: intimate theatre experience with no peanut gallery seating although concessions serve up refreshments for regular price. Be forewarned: parking is not convenient. And it's a residential neighborhood with some cranky people who are prone to complaining. Pacific Repertoire, a local company, plays here with notable guest stars. They... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

When planning a trip to Carmel, I always to check if the Golden Bough Playhouse will have any Broadway-type performances. Its small size, mostly local patrons, volunteer staff, old art posters contribute to the cozy warmth of a performance here by the Pacific Repertory Theatre.

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