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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

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Meet the Board of Directors for The Playhouse in San Anselmo. These are the people who work tirelessly behind the scene.

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Click the button below to be taken to the Community page and meet the people of The Playhouse!

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This theater space is operated under a 501c3 and uses every bit of the money donated towards creating a space for all community theater.

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On our NEWS page  you will find the most up to date information regarding the Playhouse and whats going on. Don't forget to subscribe!

Social Media

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.

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Playhouse Highlights

  • 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.

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The Playhouse in San Anselmo




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


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!

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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!

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27 Kensington Road, San Anselmo CA 94960

Voicemail: 415.456.8555 / E-mail

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