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Address: 5021 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804-3214
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562-494-1014
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Long Beach Playhouse, in Long Beach, California, has produce theatrical...

Long Beach Playhouse, in Long Beach, California, has produce theatrical plays for over 80 continuous years. In our two theaters; The Mainstage and Studio, we produce up to 16 plays per year including collaborations and special events with local artists and organizations. Our Mission: To serve our diverse community with quality theatre, a strong education program, and provocative-socially significant, classic and contemporary productions. To nurture and cultivate artists and audiences alike, encouraging the participation of all interested individuals.For season tickets and current plays, visit the website.

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We saw The Hound of the Baskervilles, a play based on a Sherlock Holmes story, although Dr. Watson had a larger role than Sherlock in this one. The seating in the theater was such... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Southern California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw The Hound of the Baskervilles, a play based on a Sherlock Holmes story, although Dr. Watson had a larger role than Sherlock in this one. The seating in the theater was such that everyone had a good seat and was pretty close to the stage. I liked the theater's lay-out; not too large and not too small. It... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

With peninsula seating (similar to theatre in the round) we wondered how they would pull it off but the cast did a terrific job on this play. We attend plays all around the Orange County area and this small theatre was intimate but delivered in a big way. Kudos to everyone involved. We will be back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

You are never more than 4 rows from the stage (talking about the main stage ). The talent is great and the play selection generally fantastic. That combination ensures that you are totally engaged and delighted. Just saw How to Succeed in Business. Don't miss it.

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Thank Sam S
Orange County, Ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

The talent at this small theater is really amazing! Many visits and have been impressed by all of the plays in both talent and production. Customer appreciation however is lacking... no stand out performance in this area.

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Thank MominOC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Funny well done play about a young woman who has multiple personality disorder. Without disrespecting the diagnoses, the play is humorous and insightful. All of the actors inhabit their roles well demonstrating an excellent sense of timing. The choreography in the fight scene is well executed with exact timing to the strobe light. Great lighting set up and cues. The... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

I am very happy we have this wonderful little theater in our city. I cannot believe this theater has had 85 (yes eighty-five) years of non-stop showing plays. WOW! I am amazed of the good talent and the truth-to-scrip the performances are. I (almost) feel guilty paying so little. I love how intimate and comfortable the place is. All seats... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

It's a small theatre and every seat we have had provided a terrific view. The cast bios tell the story that they are excited to perform and thanking all their supporters. While the theatre has always had good crowds, ti could use even more support. Artistically, they push the envelope from traditional interpretation.

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Thank Robert K
Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the LB Playhouse! LBCC Child Development held their annual fund raiser there for many years. It was something I looked forward to annually. The actors are top-notch, the plays are intriguing, and the seating is awesome! If feels like you are actually part of the play. So much fun.

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Thank Yesship
Long Beach, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

LB Playhouse has been putting on productions for a very long time. The theatre is small so every seat is a good seat. The acting is amazing. A must see!!!!

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

While we are not season ticket holders, we attend many productions annually for decades. This is a <99 seat theatre in a rectangle with seats on three sides. Every seat is good. Plays are typically classical rather than cutting edge. In LA small theatre compensation is basically minimum wage, so tickets are reasonably priced and actors are performing for "love... More 

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