Venue Details

21 Star Starred
La Habra Depot Theatre
311 South Euclid La Habra, CA 90631
562-905-9625
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35 ratings
4.1 average rating
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27 events
9 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 07 2008

This is a children's theatre production and it wasn't advertised this way, so when it started I was surprised to find that the actors were all children. They were as can... continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 08 2008

Though the children were enthusiastic and good actors (I feel guilty giving this only one star), they talked so fast that I missed most of what they were saying. Also,... continued

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12 reviews
33 stars
attended Jun 08 2008

Small cozy theater. Great, friendly staff. Seating was reserved, contradicting what Goldstar informed me. However, sat in fifth row, really no bad seat in the house. Very... continued

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Description

This is the enduring classic…..The audience will have more fun than Alice as she falls down the rabbit hole into Wonderland and meets such strange characters as The Mad Hatter, The March Hare, The Red Queen and of course, Tweedledee and Tweedledum. This play is performed by some of the best youth actors, ages 10 – 21, in Orange County and surrounding areas.

Special Pre-Show Tea Party (ticketed separately):

Join the Wonderland cast for a Sunday tea party on June 22 from 1 – 2 PM, immediately before the show. The menu is:

Your choice of hot teas, ice tea, apple juice or lemonade

Cook’s Assorted Baked Tidbits

Grypon Spiral Sandwiches

Duchess Quiche

Fresh Fruit from the Royal Gardens

Mini Mock Turtle Cream Puffs

Queenie Cookies

The cast, in costume and character, will entertain your children with contests and an Alice in Wonderland trivia game.

(Tea party tickets are sold separately. Admission to the play is not included.)

About the Ticket Supplier: La Habra Depot Theatre

The La Habra Community Theatre began in 1976 as a Children's Theatre project of the City's newly established Cultural Arts Council. The first production was Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. It was performed in La Habra High School's lecture hall since the city did not have a Community Performing Arts Facility.

At the same time, the 1909 Pacific Electric Depot building stood empty and in danger of demolition if it was not restored to a functional role in the community. Planning for its renovation as a Community Performing Arts Facility was initiated by the Mayor of La Habra and supported by the City Council as well as many community members. The "train station", or depot, was then moved across the street to its current location in Portola Park to integrate it into the master plan for the redevelopment of downtown La Habra.

Funding to restore the depot and convert it to a Theatre came largely from the Federal Government Restoration of Historical Landmarks. "The Depot" was declared Orange County Historical Landmark Site #14.

In January of 1980, the Children's Theatre project was expanded to incorporate adult theatre. Then, in July of 1982, the 100 members of the Community Theatre moved into the Depot Playhouse. The first performance in the restored building was the musical Oklahoma. On August 15, 1995 the Depot Playhouse became a non-profit tax-exempt organization and officially became know as Depot Theatre of La Habra. The theatre's board of directors and all production committees are comprised of community volunteers. The Depot Theatre is one of the few community organizations which functions without a single paid staff member.