For nearly 50 years, The Playhouse in San Anselmo has served the community as a performing arts center for dance recitals, student performances, local and touring theatrical companies, music concerts and other innovative productions.

The Playhouse in San Anselmo is a low cost rental facility and it is our mission to keep our rental fees and production costs low.  We offer a full service theater space, complete with everything required for a professional theater production. Our tenants include YES Theater, Blue Star Music Camp, Stapleton School of the Performing Arts, Marilyn Izdebski Productions and many other student and youth based programs.  Our tenants and the quality of their experience is important to us.

Our fundraising efforts include everything from the ever present PayPal button to gala events and performances. Typical events include an Annual Fund Drive, a New Year’s Eve Gala and focused house parties. Funds support our operating budget, so that savings can be passed down in the form of low cost rental fees.  Our capital campaign focuses on raising funds to enhance and support the theatrical space and continue to renovate and restore this historic building for years to come.

Recent improvements include: a full replacement of our performance stage, upgrades to our dressing rooms by adding in doors, curtains, fresh paint and an upstairs cast sink. The building was recently re-shingled, windows replaced including our signature circular center window,  upgrades to the sound system and lighting, moving the HVAC out of the backstage areas and upgrading all our spaces to modern fire safety regulation


  • 14 May 2016 : We are on Instagram!
    Our new Board of Director member Kim Pipkin takes quick action as Playhouse Marketing Chair. Almost her first words following acceptance of the position were "do we have an Instagram account?" [More...]

  • 24 December 2015 : Jen Boynton of MMTC joins our Board
    We are pleased to announce our newest board member, Jen Boynton. This lifelong resident of Marin has worked in every aspect of theater in our community. The Playhouse is a [More...]

  • 27 September 2014 : B4B – Benefit for Blanca
    The Playhouse in San Anselmo is pleased to be able to provide a venue for hosting a benefit for one of theater's own - Blanca Florido. Blanca is a well [More...]

  • 6 May 2014 : 2014 Board of Directors
    The Board of Directors sends a heart felt So Long, Farewell, auf Weidersehen, Adieu to outgoing Treasurer, friend, and founding member Mary Jane Baird.  After many years of dedication to [More...]

  • 21 October 2012 : New Floor Installed in a Minute
    Our new floor may have taken us a few weeks of fun and games but you can watch it go into place with this cool time elapsed video taken by [More...]