IN SAN ANSELMO
When people think of The Playhouse in San Anselmo, they often remember through the eyes of a child who spent their time on stage in various theatre programs, or as a parent or grandparent proudly cheering on their actor on stage. The Playhouse has been the stage of choice for many fantastic performances by children’s theatre, amateur companies and semi professional community theatre. You may be a part of the thousands of patrons who have enjoyed the theater from the audience. Whichever way you have experienced The Playhouse in San Anselmo you are part of a lauded group who know just how special a place it is.
Thank you for visiting our website. Within you will find information and history about our theatre. This building has humble beginnings as a gymnasium for the Seminary, a building inspired by the great architecture of the times. Before long the space was converted into the charming theater we cherish today, with arena seating above a stage deck converted from a gym floor. There is much to learn about and you can learn about the history by reading a letter from General Manager, Tori Housh.
If you are looking for performances, please check out the Box Office link. To purchase tickets you can find a link from any of the featured events on the page. Each link will take you to a ticket sales page of that production company.
Our mission is to keep a low cost rental facility so that the performing community in the area is able to work in an affordable, functional, state of the art theater. To keep that mission alive we charge the lowest rent possible to keep the space financially realistic to small local theater companies. We do this with the aide of patrons such as yourself. Thank you so much for visiting, if you would like to learn how you can become more involved - or ensure that The Playhouse in San Anselmo can continue as the hub of this community's theatre, please click here to support our efforts.
The Playhouse in San Anselmo is a 501c (3) non-profit organization.
Your contribution is deductibe to the extent provided by law
Your Community Supported Theatre
Meet the Board of Directors for The Playhouse in San Anselmo. These are the people who work tirelessly behind the scene.
Click the button below to be taken to the Community page and meet the people of The Playhouse!
This theater space is operated under a 501c3 and uses every bit of the money donated towards creating a space for all community theater.
We have heard countless times that our amazing patrons cannot get enough of us online. Fear not good people, you can now find us on these popular social media accounts!
Visit Facebook and join in the conversation about our up and coming events. COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted and we will be opening to the public soon! Don't be left out of the conversation.
Our community has been very busy during lockdown. With the content of several online fundraisers, we have filled our new Youtube channel with the best talent in Marin County!
Interested in seeing your favorite people from the stage of The Playhouse in San Anselmo? We are constantly updating our Instagram with new shot and links to videos.
The house seats 221 with a total building occupancy of 299
ADA handicap seating available at stage level; all other seating has stair access
Professional theatrical lighting and sound systems
Tenants provide their own theater tech designers and operators
Multiple playing space potential within the venue
Thrust/arena style stage with seating on two sides, without a proscenium arch
Multiple back stage dressing room areas and stage entrances at ground level and from upstairs
The theatre provides concession sales pre-show and during intermission
There is a rich and storied history at The Playhouse in San Anselmo. Click here to see a timeline of the building's history.
The Playhouse in San Anselmo
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATRE
The Playhouse in San Anselmo is a special treasure to the entire Ross Valley community.
2020 has challenged us, just as we are sure it has challenged you.
The Playhouse will slowly be re-opening per the guidelines of the state of California. As we wait to reopen to capacity, we will continue our work to improve the theater. We still don't have income and so we are asking for your much needed support during this time.
Donate Now To Show Your Support
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The Playhouse will be sending out periodic messages to announce new shows, fun events and the occasional newsletter. We'll never sell our lists, so you can feel secure in knowing you'll only get news you want to see, from us!
WATCH OUR VIDEOS
In support of The Playhouse in San Anselmo, performers from across our community, have been hard at work. They have come together to create some truly wonderful performances to help support the Playhouse in San Anselmo. Click here to watch these performances on the Community page. Thank you for your support!