IN SAN ANSELMO
The Playhouse has been the stage of choice for many Bay Area children’s theater, local amateur companies and semi professional community theater. You may be a part of the thousands of patrons who have enjoyed the theater from the audience or have graced our stage. Whichever way you have experienced The Playhouse in San Anselmo you are part of a celebrated group who know just how special a place it is.
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. More about our history in this General Manager's note.
If you are looking for performances, please check out our Calendar. The Playhouse does not operate a box office. Please click the show listed on the calendar entry to find ticketing information.
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, functioning, state of the art theater. To keep that mission alive we charge the lowest rent possible and create a financially feasible professional performance space for 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 Theater
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 are all about live theater but that doesn't mean we don't have some fun online.
Visit Facebook and join in the conversation about our up and coming events.
Our community came together in support with several virtual fundraisers. Watch them all on our Youtube channel
Interested in seeing your favorite people from the stage of The Playhouse in San Anselmo? Try us out on Instagram to see stories of who is on our deck performing and some backstage content too!
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 and the Covid pandemic was a challenge but we are still here and fully open for business once again!
Donate Now To Show Your Support
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST
The Playhouse sends 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
Performers from across our community came together to create some truly wonderful performances in support of the Playhouse in San Anselmo. Performances are viewable on our youtube channel
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone!
Do you have questions? Comments? Use the form below.
Located at 27 Kensington Road, San Anselmo CA 94960
Mailing address P.O. Box 2551 San Anselmo CA 94979
Voicemail: 415.456.8555 / E-mail info@PlayhouseSanAnselmo.org