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New Village Arts Theatre

2787 State St, Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1629
+1 760-433-3245
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Good seats

A comfortable little theatre where every seat is a good one because of how it's arranged. Nice... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Sheri M
via mobile
Fun, small theater

The staff and ushers were very nice and friendly. The artist workshops are open next door before... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Foster City, California
via mobile
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2787 State St, Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1629
+1 760-433-3245
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

A comfortable little theatre where every seat is a good one because of how it's arranged. Nice little bar with drinks and snacks. Art on the walls. No fuss. Loved the quality of the product is not too. I'll be returning.

Thank Sheri M
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The staff and ushers were very nice and friendly. The artist workshops are open next door before the performance. It is a small theater so I got very engrossed in the play.

Thank MOBX
Reviewed 21 July 2017

My wife and I attended a Thursday evening performance of the "Buddy Holly Story" at the NVA Theatre. The threatre, located in downtown Carlsbad is an intimate (only six rows of seats) venue. The performance was well attended with only a couple of empty seats....More

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 10 January 2017

What a great way to spend an evening after dinner in Carlsbad Village. Over the recent Holidays we stumbled on the New Village Arts Theater presentation of "THE 1940s RADIO HOUR". The local group puts on several shows in their newly remodeled theater which seats...More

Thank Billb1375
Reviewed 18 October 2016

You don't want to miss any of the performances by talented actors at this local theater venue. Every seat is good because it's small and intimate. The last performance I saw was Oklahoma which was probably one of the best renditions I've ever seen. I...More

Thank Vendrizzi
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This was my very first time in this small and intimate theatre. I really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. A very nice lady greeted us as we rushed through the door thinking we were late. There is a small wine bar in their colorful lobby which...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We really like this place. Usually better than average performances. We saw "Sylvia" last week. Hard to stop laughing. Near the coaster. Easy parking. Restaurants nearby. Some performances are suitable for familiies.

1  Thank janicedallas
Reviewed 28 November 2015

The golden age of radio was really quiet apparent in the NVA's current production "The 1940's Radio Hour". My husband and I were impressed by the talent of the company and the wonderful entertaining production . It is so close to home and it was...More

1  Thank gjresh
Reviewed 29 August 2015

we have attended 3 plays at this theater, the last one this month. The acting is outstanding, however this theater company has been in business for 15 years and the sets, direction, and offerings do not reflect this.

Thank Marti R
Reviewed 15 July 2015

This company has excellent experienced actors who seamlessly switch from role to role - while the set design and costumes are bare bones, this is an enjoyable way for anyone to experience Shakespeare. The music innovations are especially fun - worth spending an evening in...More

1  Thank Renatte A
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18 December 2017|
Response from MOBX | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your preference. The theater is less than 10 rows deep. If you want the first row be aware that you will be very close to the action. By being a little bit back you can see everything but if you are short... More
22 August 2017|
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Response from AJ K | Property representative |
You can park on the street (it says 3-hour parking but it is not enforced), or in the free commuter parking lot next to the train station. Leave a little extra time for parking on weekend matinees and Friday and Saturday... More
2 August 2017|
Response from NewVillageArts | Property representative |
BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY runs about 2 hours and 20 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission. Enjoy the show!