Laguna Playhouse is an historic Equity theatre located in the charming arts colony of Laguna Beach, California. Steps away from the Pacific Ocean, Laguna Playhouse is known for its year-round season of captivating comedies, dramas, musicals, stand-up comedy and family fare.
Named "Best in OC" in Live Theatre in 2016 and 2015 by the OC Register, Laguna Playhouse was founded as a community theatre in 1920, Laguna Playhouse is one of the oldest continuously operating, not-for-profit theatres on the West Coast.
A member of the League of Resident Theatres, Laguna Playhouse often features stage and screen stars who come to Laguna Beach for its upscale lifestyle, pristine beaches, fine dining, and numerous artistic offerings, all within minutes of the theatre. In addition to its theatrical offerings, Laguna Playhouse hosts a wide variety of performing artists on its Moulton Stage throughout the year. It is home to the annual Laguna Dance Festival, Laguna Beach Music Festival and Laguna Concert Band. Laguna Playhouse invites children as well as adults to attend special productions designed for young audiences. Actors of all ages share their talents through Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre. Laguna Playhouse actors also visit local schools with educational productions, which have been honored by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, Arts Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education.
Many world renowned performers have appeared on the Laguna Playhouse stage, including Ed Asner, Leslie Caron, Gretchen Cryer, Bette Davis, Charles Durning, Mike Farrell, Hershey Felder, Harrison Ford, Davis Gaines, Julie Harris, Val Kilmer, Cloris Leachman, Linda Purl, Teri Ralston, Rita Rudner, Charles Shaugnessy, Sally Struthers, Toni Tennille, Dick Van Patten, and Stephanie Zimbalist.