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San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

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Address: 320 S Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776-1106
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+1 626-308-2865
09:00 - 22:00
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Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Thu 09:00 - 22:00

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Great space. Great family friendly performances! Had a wonderful time. Great music. Everyone was enjoying the fun performance. Even the surrounding area is great. The San Gabriel... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Patricia M
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Great space. Great family friendly performances! Had a wonderful time. Great music. Everyone was enjoying the fun performance. Even the surrounding area is great. The San Gabriel Mission is near by with lovely grounds.

Thank Patricia M
Northampton, United Kingdom
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1,399 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 919 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Sadly the Mission Playhouse was closed when I visited on 25th July 2016 but the outside of the building is still very attractive and the decor of the arches by the front doors is lovely. There is also a nice fountain in front of the Playhouse making it very photogenic. Completed for the 1927 season this Playhouse was built to... More 

Thank Roberts69
Alhambra, California
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The mission playhouse has been one of the most beautiful theatres in the Los Angeles area. The interior is gorgeous, and has been used in films. A special treat is yhe old Wurlitzer triple horseshoe pipe organ that raises up from the orchestra pit. I used to see Gaylord Carter perform accompaniment to silent film revivals there (he did the... More 

Thank Tenringer
San Gabriel Valley
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

This is a beautiful old historic theatre, part of the city's civic center, and walking distance to the SG Mission.

Thank Ninja920
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2015

John Mc Groarty fell in love with the San Gabriel Mission back in the 19th century; he wrote the Mission Play and, since he was an architect, he built this beautiful building, a mixture of white mission style, with an interior out of his trips to Spain and the fantasies that they created in his mind. The result is not... More 

Thank Maria M
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118 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Very nice place, historic and pleasant. Parking was easy and close to the playhouse. Many restaurant around the area.

Thank jeff D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

I have been at this place many times! I actually performed in this stage a few times. Wonderful little neighborhood around the mission. I recommend you to go and enjoy yourself for a day trip.

Thank MichaelDergar
Durango, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Completed in 1927 and one of the few theaters built to house one specific show, The Mission Play, this is a beautiful theater and seeing anything here is joy. The interior is a mixture of Spanish, Moorish, and Mexican architecture reflecting the history of the region. At just under 1500 seats it is not so big that you get lost... More 

1 Thank KB6CLA
Burbank, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Great historical theater with alot to look at besides just what you're there to see. The architecture here is out of this world! Very clean and people are pleasant!

1 Thank topmomma
Los Angeles
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

If you love historic architecture this is the spot! The theatre hosts many different types of event - have attended organ concerts as well as musicals here. Lovely.

1 Thank Montana_Lyn

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