Long Beach Playhouse

Address: 5021 East Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA 90804
Contact: Andrew Vonderschmitt
Phone: 562-494-1014


To celebrate the human experience while encouraging the participation of artist and audience alike.


To serve our diverse community with quality theatre, strong educational programs and collaborative efforts. To produce socially significant, classic and contemporary plays.

Established in 1929, the Long Beach Playhouse is a landmark in the City of Long Beach. The Playhouse produces 13 shows annually while actively collaborating with other artists and arts organizations.

Long Beach Playhouse cuts across age, gender, ethnic, and cultural boundaries to nurture and cultivate new and traditional audiences.

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  • Agatha Christie's Black Coffee at the Long Beach Playhouse

    Long Beach, CA -- In 1930, Agatha Christie wrote Black Coffee as a play featuring her master sleuth Hercule Poirot. In this seldom seen and intricately crafted mystery, Christie weaves scientific discoveries, international espionage, and unimaginable murder together to give ...

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  • The Long Beach Playhouse Announces the Studio Theatres' Collaborative Season 2018

    Long Beach, CA - For the past several years, the Long Beach Playhouse has offered its upstairs Studio Theatre, to individuals and theater groups to mount their own shows. There is a nominal cost and tickets sales are split between the presenting group or individual and the P...

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  • Long Beach Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Mainstage Season

    Long Beach, CA - On September 23,2017 the Long Beach Playhouse opens its 2017 Mainstage Season. This year's season combines perennial favorites like My Fair Lady, Arsenic and Old Lace and Agatha Christie's Black Coffee with newer plays like Peter and the Starcatcher, Flight ...

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  • Long Beach Playhouse Announces 2017 Studio Season

    Long Beach, CA, On April 29 Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre opens its 2017 season. Opened in 1963, the upstairs space has become the Playhouse counterpoint to the more traditional offerings on the Mainstage. The Studio's proscenium stage in the 98-seat theatre feels inti...

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