For more than 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 theatrical space, complete with everything required for a professional production. Our tenants include YES Theater, Marin Musical Theatre Company, Stapleton School of the Performing Arts, 23 Elephants, Katia & Co and more. Our tenants and the quality of their experience is important to us.
Fundraising efforts include everything from the ever present "Donate" button to joint events with our tenants and special performances. Funds support our operating budget, so that savings can be passed down in the form of low cost rental fees. Our capital campaigns focus on raising funds to enhance and support the theatrical space and continue to renovate and restore this historic building for years to come.
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We offer a full service theatrical performance space, complete with everything required for a professional production.
The quality of your experience and the experience of your audiences are important to us.
Please click below to view our Rental fees.
Please click the button below to find a complete library of our operating documents. Our library includes ground plans, emergency procedures, fire safety, lighting inventory, rental agreement and policies, and our latest upgrade, a seating chart with seat numbers.
You'll find everything you need to work in the Playhouse.
We recently refurbished all our vintage seats and at the same time added seat numbers. Now for the first time in our history you can sell your tickets using a numbered seating chart in our theatre. Click the button below to view the Seating Chart.
We may be COVID-closed to live theatre but we are using the time wisely. Please consider donating today and help us with operating costs and our theater maintenance work. We have cleverly placed a Donate button on every page. If you are interested in other ways to support us please use our Support button below. Every donation helps us stay ready for when the pandemic is over and the return of live theatre.
The Playhouse At A Glance
The house seats 221 with a total 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 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. Stage entrances from several downstairs areas and multiple upstairs choices
The Playhouse provides concession sales pre-show and during intermission