Venue Details

21 Star Starred
La Habra Depot Theatre
311 South Euclid La Habra, CA 90631
562-905-9625
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Member Tips

Goldstar Member
Easy to get to with plenty of free parking
info Jan 09 2012 star this tip starred
Rae B. Harper
Casual - anything goes
info Jan 09 2012 star this tip starred
Rae B. Harper
Thoughtful - tho not our priority
info Jan 09 2012 star this tip starred
Theater Goer
Inexpensive snacks are available
info Jan 11 2012 star this tip starred
Lisa
Dress warmly; it was very cold in the theater.
info Jan 21 2012 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

8 ratings
3.8 average rating
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142 events
142 reviews
88 stars
attended Jan 15 2012

Well done. Shakespeare is not easy and especially when the play is so well known but the actors presented it very well. Simple staging allowed for the many scene changes including the famous balcony scene. I enjoyed every minute.

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89 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 07 2012

With a little more work this will be a fantastic show. This production has a slightly different interpretation of Shakespeare's work. I enjoyed it!

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22 reviews
8 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

Amateurs doing Shakespeare. That said, the set was very good, served the action and put you in the mood. Costuming was fine. Some of the actors seemed to know their... continued

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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.