Tips for Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 4th Street Santa Monica CA 90401
4.5 by 1705 members
Santa Monica Playhouse 4.508445747800586 out of 5 1705

263 Santa Monica Playhouse Tips

  • Casual 1
  • Park in lot 2
  • Parking is free 1
  • Street parking only 1
2 events
2 reviews
1 stars
Public Parking Garages are reasonable at night.
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2 events
2 reviews
1 stars
No food / drink in theater, no intermission either. Eat drink before you arrive. Lots of restaurants walking distance (Third Street Promenade)
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36 events
12 reviews
8 stars
The Santa Monica Playhouse is tucked between and behind a couple of other businesses. There's no evident signage. There was simply a posted Playbill outside the door.
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36 events
12 reviews
8 stars
There's a Tender Greens restaurant within 2 blocks. Allow lots of time before the show. Downtown Santa Monica is very busy.
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657 events
377 reviews
-336 stars
First time we were not able to park in inexpensive city parking structure right across the street. But a similarly-priced city structure was just 1.5 blocks further up.
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6 events
4 reviews
7 stars
The weather was perfect in Santa Monica. I wore Jeans and a light jacket.
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142 events
45 reviews
33 stars
The weather was Sunny. I wore Dress.
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9 events
2 reviews
0 stars
public parking structure first 90 minutes is free
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Goldstar Member
2 events
2 reviews
2 stars
Street parking after 6 PM is free
Turning Thirty
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16 events
2 reviews
2 stars
Park in the public parking structure across the street,
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9 events
5 reviews
2 stars
Arrive early because parking (free) can be difficult.
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April Alexander Red Velvet
146 events
45 reviews
44 stars
The weather was overcast. I wore jeans, sweater.
Jerry Mayer's Aspirin & Elephants
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120 events
39 reviews
8 stars
parking across the street $1 for 2 1/2 hours
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131 events
100 reviews
87 stars
GREAT ACTOR---GREAT SHOW! This may have been the last performance at this theater, I'm not sure. But, next time it is performed, go see it! There were two problems with the theater: 1) Too hot. During the first act the actor had to wipe his face over and over with a cloth due to the heat in the theater and I was VERY HOT even though it was a cold winter night. During the intermission, I had to ask the lady selling snacks to "please leave the two back doors open because it's too hot in the theater."...which she did. But, why did I have to ask? Why didn't the theater manager know there was no ventillation and it was too hot inside the theater? 2) The other "problem" is that there were TWO LINES as we waited to enter the theater: a will call line where customers obtained their "tickets" (the play bill). Then, AFTER waiting in the will call line the customers had to wait in a 2nd "waiting to enter the theater line". And both of these lines were NEXT to each other with no seperation between the two lines and no one from the theater to explain that there were two lines....the lines seeming to be ONE line because the lines were right next to each other. There was an unused large table to the left of these two main lines.... that could have been used as "the will call table" which would have provided a way to seperate the lines thus avoiding confusing customers into believing there was only ONE line! This is simple but apparently the administration of this theater wasn't concerned about the comfort of the customers. GOLDSTAR: PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO THE THEATER ADMINISTRATOR IF YOU CAN. There were two problems with the theater: 1) Too hot. During the first act the actor had to wipe his face over and over with a cloth due to the heat in the theater and I was VERY HOT even though it was a cold winter night. During the intermission, I had to ask the lady selling snacks to "please leave the two back doors open because it's too hot in the theater."...which she did. But, why did I have to ask? Why didn't the theater manager know there was no ventillation and it was too hot inside the theater? 2) The other "problem" is that there were TWO LINES as we waited to enter the theater: a will call line where customers obtained their "tickets" (the play bill). Then, AFTER waiting in the will call line the customers had to wait in a 2nd "waiting to enter the theater line". And both of these lines were NEXT to each other with no seperation between the two lines and no one from the theater to explain that there were two lines....the lines seeming to be ONE line because the lines were right next to each other. There was an unused large table to the left of these two main lines.... that could have been used as "the will call table" which would have provided a way to seperate the lines thus avoiding confusing customers into believing there was only ONE line! This is simple but apparently the administration of this theater wasn't concerned about the comfort of the customers. GOLDSTAR: PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO THE THEATER ADMINISTRATOR IF YOU CAN.
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Pam Devereaux
12 events
11 reviews
7 stars
Like others who have reviewed this performance, my teenage granddaughter and I ate at the Thai restaurant a couple doors down from the venue. The food was tasty and not overpriced.
Jamaica Farewell
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Pam Devereaux
12 events
11 reviews
7 stars
The weather was cool when we attended on November 30th.. I wore Layer, b/c the venue is small and you will not need a sweater once you are seated.
Jamaica Farewell
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15 events
1 review
15 stars
We enjoyed beer and burgers at Stout after the show. Highly recommend.
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23 events
10 reviews
10 stars
Santa Monica Playhouse is directly across the street from the parking structure. Not a.lot of walking.
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49 events
35 reviews
7 stars
The weather was a little chilly, its right near the water. I wore warm clothes, make sure you bring a sweater or jacket. You will need it after the show especially..
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49 events
35 reviews
7 stars
There are lots of great eating places in the area. We went to a mexican restaurant, sat at the bar that had two great barteders. Cant remeber the name of the place sorry:o(
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