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Discover the Magic of Theatre & Culture Near Manhattan Beach

Escape the bustle of city life and indulge in the cultural allure that lies just within reach of Manhattan Beach. For tourists and visitors looking to infuse their seaside escape with high-quality theatrical performances, the area's proximity to excellent venues presents an opportunity to experience the dramatic arts amidst the backdrop of one of California's most scenic localities.

Whether seeking the intimacy of a local playhouse performance or the spectacle of a big-budget production, theatre enthusiasts have a variety of venues to choose from—all easily accessible by a short drive from Manhattan Beach.

A Celebration of Local and Global Theatre

Shakespeare by the Sea

  • For those who revel in the timeless works of the Bard, Shakespeare by the Sea cannot be missed. This unique event brings to life the grandeur of Elizabethan drama amidst the stunning backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. Free performances invite audiences of all ages to enjoy some of William Shakespeare's greatest plays as the sun dips below the horizon.

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

Old Town Music Hall

  • History and charm resonate through the walls of the Old Town Music Hall, known for its vintage silent films and live ragtime piano music. This venue isn't just a theatre; it's a portal to a bygone era, perfect for those who appreciate the magic of the old-world cinema experience.

Pantages Theatre

  • Eager to witness theatre on a grander scale? The renowned Pantages Theatre is a constellation's width from the Manhattan Beach sky. This iconic venue is primed to charm theatergoers with the spell-binding premiere of "Harry Potter and The Cursed Child" for the 2024-2025 season. A 19-week run promises to beckon Harry Potter fans far and wide for this immersive and magical theatrical experience.

Concerts in the Park

  • The Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park is an annual event held at Polliwog Park. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics, then sit back and relax to the sounds of summer! Seating is first come, first served! Concerts in the Park are free and well attended; early arrival to obtain prime lawn seating is encouraged. Concertgoers are asked to leave pets at home. Use low-backed chairs to minimize visibility issues behind you.

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

  • And for those who adore the luxury of an evening at the opera or the ballet, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion satisfies with grace and grandiosity. Its majestic productions are a testament to the power and beauty of the performing arts, all located in the heart of Los Angeles' cultural district. Upcoming operas and ballets

Make It a Day to Remember

Pair your cultural excursion with a delightful pre-show lunch or post-show dinner in Manhattan Beach's diverse dining landscape. Delight in the eclectic mix of cuisines and seaside eateries before heading off to the show of your choice.

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