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PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

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Address: 800 S College Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
Phone Number: +1 805-922-8313
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For more than 50 years PCPA - Pacific conservatory Theatre has been...

For more than 50 years PCPA - Pacific conservatory Theatre has been presenting exemplary theatre and providing excellent training with a resident company of theatre professionals. Begun in the summer of 1964, founder Donovan Marley laid the ground work for a year-round professional theatre company. PCPA remains the only resident professional company on the Central Coast producing consistent quality entertainment for the community while training thousands of actors and theatre technicians for a career in theatre.

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Having attended no less than 15 plays at PCPA and walked away pleased each time, I am confident that anyone who enjoys theater will be delighted by the fabulous performances this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having attended no less than 15 plays at PCPA and walked away pleased each time, I am confident that anyone who enjoys theater will be delighted by the fabulous performances this Company of actors always provides.

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just saw Beauty and the Beast. It is so good, so professional. Actors, costumes and sets all top notch. It's not Broadway, but we paid very reasonable prices for a great performance. Highly recommend it. Because it is stadium seating, the viewing area was good. We were on the far right, section six and still had good sight.

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! What a show!! Been to several performances and they never disappoint me! These actors are amazing, so talented and decided to their profession. Great scenery, sound and lighting. Looking forward to our next play at PCPA!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had the privilege to attend two performances at PCPA. This year we saw Beauty and the Beast. The performance was well-cast. The audience was delighted with great acting and singing. The sets were very elaborate and were easily transitioned as needed. We will look forward to future shows when we are in the area again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ditch the movie theater and concert and get the best of both by going to a performance at PCPA! The amount of talent from the actors, to the singers, to the dancers, costume, stage and overall venue will astound you! Plan to be "hooked on Theater" and tell your friends. You must GO!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a rare gem if you like live theater. The main actor 's are premiere talents, and the 'students' are hard to identify they are on nearly the same plane with the pro's. I have been to small theater in many towns we travel to, this has been the best. Venues are fun,and intimate. The productions are always first... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to PCPA for almost 30 years! I love this place! I always have. PCPA takes excellent care of our local scouting and school groups too! We don't have to travel anywhere else lto see great plays, laugh at uproarious comedies, or use lots of tissues at tear jerking dramas. And, of course, we love Miss Kitty!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

highly professional shows! beautiful outdoor venue - love going here for music or plays - don't miss it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

THE PCPA continues to put on some of the best live performances on the Central Coast. Good for all ages, and true entertainment at it's best. Bravo PCPA, keep us the good work.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The quality of work at the PCPA over the years is great. Top quality talent, production, and implementation. Go support this great resource. Their work is the best

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