Santa Paula Theater Center
125 South Seventh Street
Santa Paula, CA  93060

(805) 525-4645
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Year Founded:
    1917
Description:
   Originally the Ebell Club; offers live theatre in 1917 building; Ventura County Historical Landmark #76; National Register #89000949; shown by appt.
    "Santa Paula is steeped in history. Wafting from its vintage brew are the heady fragrances of oil and citrus. Birthplace of the Union Oil Company of California and Citrus Capital of the World are just two of Santa Paula’s claims to fame. It has also been a center of the silent movie business when Gaston Melies held sway here with his Star Film Stock Company and home of the largest lemon ranch in the world." Excerpt from www.santapaulahistoricalsociety.org/Links-SantaPaula.htm
    Today Santa Paula has the greatest collection of vintage homes, commercial buildings, churches and schools in Southern California, and is the home of the Santa Paula Airport, Aviation Museum of Santa Paula, the California Oil Museum, and the Limoneira Company. Equally historic is the Santa Paula Cemetery which dates to the early 1870s and continues to serve the city. In addition, farms of the pioneers continue to produce under the skilled supervision of their farming descendants.
Entertainment Category:
    Concerts, Shows & Performances
Entertainment Type:
    Theatre
Auditions & Try outs?:
    Yes, depending on the event.
Rent Out Props?:
    Yes


   
Location Type:
    Performing Arts Center
Payment Accepted:
    Cash,   Amex,   MasterCard,   Visa,  
Languages Spoken:
    English,  
General Business Classification:
    Leisure & Recreation
    Categories:
    Arts & Cultural Associations
    Box Office / Ticket Sales
    Business & Professional - Misc.
    Convention Services & Facilities
    Conventions & Trade Shows
    Dancing
    Entertainment Bureaus
    Leisure Activities - Misc.
    Live Music
    Performing Arts
    Performing Arts Centers
    Theatres: Live
    Venues - Misc.
    Visual Arts

Admittance:
    During normal business hours.
Indoor/Outdoor:
    Indoor Location
Parking On-Site?
    Yes  
Handicapped Accessible?
    Yes
Smoking?
    NOT Permitted
Cell Phones & Pagers?
    Some restrictions
Cameras/Recording Equip.?
    Some restrictions
Pets Allowed?
    Some restrictions
Gift Certificates?
    Available for Sale
Classes Offered?
    Yes.
Season Tickets?
    Available for Sale
Group Sales Programs?
    Yes
 Recent Buzzes!!
8/12/14 - See a Play at the Santa Paula Theatre Center- Chasing Summer -- 8/14
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Backstage at SPTC (Santa Paula Theater Center), presents "Chasing Summer" A coming of age story set in the late 1950’s west coast surf culture. The play is based on the reminiscing of Samantha Anne Gaynor, a woman in her mid to late 60’s recounting to her granddaughter Stacey, the story of her younger self “Sam”, a young girl age 16 going on 17 in the summer of 1957. During this one adventurous summer Sam discovers that life isn’t always perfect and we sometimes learn the hard way what matters most.
on Thursday August 21st we are sponsoring a Surfer discount - come in your best surf attire and pay what you can!
Presented by ... Santa Paula Theater Center
Venue ... Santa Paula Theater Center
8/12/14 - The Hope and Justin Band Performs At Santa Paula Theater Center -- 8/16
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Hope and Justin Schneir have been playing music together since the first night they met - more than 10 years later they bring to you a soulful yet playful collection of original songs; it’s what you loved about 70’s folk and bluegrass with a modern vibe. Since the 2013 release of their album Eastern Bound, they have been selected as “New Folk Finalists” in the Texas Kerrville Folk Festival, and awarded “Best Folk Song” in the West Coast Songwriter’s Competition. Featuring Sean Wood of Celtic Spring on Fiddle, Daniel Bagdazian on bass, Sam Harvey of Sam and Ash on Accordion and Piano, and Jeff Evans of The Mini Bar Project, Blimp on percussion, the energy and chemistry of this new local band is sure to put a smile on your face. Want to know more about Hope and Justin www.hopeandjustin.com
Presented by ... Santa Paula Theater Center
Venue ... Santa Paula Theater Center  Website
6/23/14 - See a Play This Weekend- Fool for Love -- 6/27
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The "fools" in the play are battling lovers at a Mojave Desert motel. May is hiding out at said motel when an old childhood friend and old flame, Eddie, shows up. Eddie tries to convince May to come back home with him and live in the trailer on the farm they always wanted to buy. May refuses because she has started a new life and knows that if she goes back to Eddie their relationship will repeat the same destructive cycle it has before. Throughout the play the character of the Old Man — the father of both lovers — is present and talks to each of the other two characters. It is revealed that the Old Man had led a double life, abandoning each family for different parts of each child's life. The two became lovers in their high school years and when their parents finally figured out what had occurred Eddie's mother shot May's mother. May is afraid that Eddie has begun to emulate his father; taking to drinking and secretly seeing a woman May refers to as the Countess. The play centers around the drama of the confrontation rather than a plot with a rising and falling action. In the end the two lovers have not reconciled, the Old Man begins to lose himself to his own delusions, and a stranger is left on stage to observe it all.
Presented by ... Santa Paula Theater Center
Venue ... Santa Paula Theater Center  Website
4/16/14 - Santa Paula Theatre Center Presents -The Seagull - Starts Friday
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Celebrated actress irina Arkadina's visit to her aspiring playwright son with her successful novelist lover in tow creates a ripple effect of unrequited passions and petty jealousies among her friends and family in Anton Chekhov's comic masterpiece.
Set in Russia in the early part of the 20th Century. The Seagull is hailed as Chekov's most well known and best loved play.
Presented by ... Santa Paula Theater Center
Venue ... Santa Paula Theater Center  Website
2/25/14 - See a play by Sarah Ruhl in Santa Paula- Dead Man's Cell Phone -- 2/28
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Dead Man's Cell Phone is a play by Sarah Ruhl. It explores the paradox of modern technology's ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age.[1] The play was awarded a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play.[2]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Man's_Cell_Phone
Presented by ... Santa Paula Theater Center
Venue ... Santa Paula Theater Center  Website
12/17/13 - Santa Paula Theater Center Presents At Long Last Leo, now until Dec. 22nd!
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An idealistic young man named Leo has spent two years creating a 638-page masterpiece that promises to revolutionize life on this planet. Problem is - no one will read it, including his own family. Mark Stein has created a heartwarming story about looking for answers in a world that is filled with too many hard questions. "Sweet and Brilliant" - Los Angeles Times
Presented by ... Santa Paula Theater Center
Venue ... Santa Paula Theater Center  Website
10/18/13 - See a Play-Seatbelts Required Starts Tonight!
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Local playwright Kimberly Demmary’s new play Seatbelts Required, is a rollercoaster of grief, amusement and heart. After their mother’s funeral, three sisters gather at the house they grew up in and try to come to terms with the destruction their mother brought to their lives. As the afternoon progresses, they hesitantly try to connect through remembered laughter and sorrow as harrowing memories of their childhoods are brought to the surface. As sometimes traumatic memories are brought to the surface, they struggle to realize that, though they have been wounded, they are connected by a deeply shared bond and they can only look to each other for healing.
“With shades of Albee’s Zoo Story, the first scene begins with light hearted banter, and gradually crescendos to an intense, almost volatile, powerful second act.” ~Talucan Times
Presented by ... Santa Paula Theater Center
Venue ... Santa Paula Theater Center  Website
8/13/13 - Special "pay what you can " Performance of Random!
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BACK STAGE AT SANTA PAULA THEATER CENTER The Santa Paula Theater Center presents the original drama, RANDOM by Michael Perlmutter in its alternative venue BACK STAGE AT SANTA PAULA THEATER CENTER from Aug. 9 through Aug. 25 (dark Sat., Aug. 17) including a special "pay what you can " performance on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 8 pm. All Fri. and Sat. performances are at 8 pm and Sunday matinees are at 4 pm. Click Website Link   Website
8/13/13 - Upcoming - The Perfect Gentlemen-The Perfect Blend of Harmony & Humor! -- 8/17
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The Perfect Gentlemen provides the perfect blend of harmony and humor in a family friendly vocal variety show that harkens back to the days of Vaudeville. Preserving America's great vocal sounds from a time when music was music, The Perfect Gentlemen recreate the close harmonies of such legendary groups as The Ink Spots and the Pied Pipers, while including the era's great comic songs made famous by the likes of Louis Jordan and The Hoosier Hotshots. In addition, the group also plays a rare instrument from the days of the traveling Chautauqua circuits: the Deagan organ chimes, "universally conceded as being the greatest novelty instrument ever invented" by the company that made them, J.C. Deagan Musical Bells, Inc. Once you've seen and heard The Perfect Gentlemen, you won't settle for anything less!
Presented by ... Santa Paula Theater Center
Venue ... Santa Paula Theater Center  Website
6/26/13 - Atlanta playwright Pamela Parker's Pulitzer Prize nominated play - Second Samuel -- 6/28
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Atlanta playwright Pamela Parker's Pulitzer Prize nominated play takes us to the small town of Second Samuel Georgia in 1949 where everybody knows everyone's business - or so it seems. The death of the town's matriarch, Miss Gertrude, is about to reveal deep dark secrets that will turn this tiny town upside down in a poignant tale that will bring laughter to your soul and a tear to your eye.
Presented by ... Santa Paula Theater Center
Venue ... Santa Paula Theater Center  Website
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