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Golden State Theatre

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
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Saw George Stait here!

Very nice and well taken care of, but not too fancy, venue for seeing local artists. Does not... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2018
Monterey, California
Beautiful Theater, Great Acousitcs

This theater is really a gem. Beautiful Art Deco style. Went to see Graham Nash and the acoustics... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Watsonville, California
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  • Average11%
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  • Terrible5%
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A gorgeous 1926 Movie Palace and Live Entertainment Venue in the heart of downtown Monterey. Beautifully restored to its former glory with plush velvet seats, red carpet, fine murals and home to the peninusula's Mighty Wurlitzer! First class acts...more
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417 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
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Reviewed 29 November 2018

Very nice and well taken care of, but not too fancy, venue for seeing local artists. Does not appear to have a bad seat in the house. Drinks are expensive but they do let you take them to your seats. Plenty of parking in nearby...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

This theater is really a gem. Beautiful Art Deco style. Went to see Graham Nash and the acoustics were super. Really not a bad seat in the house. Plus is that is is walking distance to many good restaurants.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kerryloves2travel
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Went to see Clint Black perform at this charming old style theater. The venue is very nicely laid out with not a bad seat in the house. Sound quality was good and the old style decor seemed on point for a theater in the middle...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank raybuettner
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We went to see a comedy/improv revue on a Saturday night. The show itself was enjoyable. The theater offers a strong line-up of artists so I anticipate a return. More importantly for me was the wonderful job the owners did in bringing back this theater...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank mswiseguy
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We have seen several shows here over the last few years. It is a very comfortable setting and beautiful.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank ednacorliss
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Monterey on a Friday night is a dump full of homeless and weirdos. Perfect setting for the theatre. Staff were professional, bar was in the central entrance and in the way Water came in a plastic bottle without a label tasted like tap water. Lewis...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank michaelcL4662RK
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Went for a concert, like that it's a small venue, not a bad seat in the house. Ushers were very knowledgeable of the venue and very courteous!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Cardzfan1
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Except for its size, the Golden State Theater would be right at home in San Francisco's theater district. It's smaller but has a great Italian/Spanish feel to the main auditorium. We went to a concert and, because for the size, there are no bad seats.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Daryl C
Reviewed 10 December 2016

To quote Bette Davis’s famous line from Who’s Afraid of Virgina Wolf, “What a dump!” Last night (Dec-9-2016) we saw Lewis Black at the Golden State Theatre. He was superb, the GST not so much. The line to pick up tickets stretched down the block....More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Scupltor
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I went here for a Concert. The place is very nice! I had a fantastic seat & they had no problem with my Service Dog! The staff is very friendly & customer oriented. I will definitely be going back for more shows. I recommend this...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank TravlinWoman
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