Claremont - Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater

455 West Foothill Boulevard

Ben D. Bollinger's Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater in Claremont provides patrons with a dinner theater and musicals for a theatrical experience the caliber of the Broadway shows in downtown LA - without the freeway or parking dilemmas. Located in the Inland Empire, California, patrons enjoy corporate events, parties, fundraisers, and banquets. The gourmet food prepared by the executive chef and served by his formal wait staff ranks the Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater as a fine food restaurant that rivals any fine dining establishment in Los Angeles and San Bernardino.


Cheryl Aday

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Absolutely love the Candlelight Pavilion. Such a fun place to go to enjoy a show and a decent dinner. It's a lot of fun. If you have 8 or more people and can sit in a private upstairs booth. They do a excellent job with their shows and with their food. We've also enjoyed many summer concert events and enjoy those as well. Family-owned with customer service at the top of their list. Highly recommend it!

Ana Guerrero

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Seen 3 performances and had a pleasant experience all 3 times. This place offers a variety of shows throughout the year to choose from. Great service, food, and it's beautiful! Recommend if you've never gone to a dinner theater, you should go at least once.

Charlie Girl

Monday, March 5, 2018
"Ragtime" performance was superb! Seating available until 2 days before the last performance. Joined by friendly people at our table. Good food served by attentive staff. Don't forget that the tip is not included in the price! Several special desserts.

Steven Carpenter

Monday, March 19, 2018
Had a great time with some good food. Great singers and dancers performed a fun Irving Berlin musical. All around enjoyable.

Leslie Nixon

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
We saw Ragtime at the matenee. Only one vegitarian meal to choose from. It was a cold pasta dish. I didn't care for it. However, the wait staff was very accommodating and offered me an alternative. It was good. The show was good, but our seats were right at the stage, on the far right. Couldn't see or hear the lines very well. Wouldn't sit there again.

Recent News

2016 Summer Concert Series

The Candlelight is proud to continue our concert series in 2016. Concerts are Wednesdays and Thursdays; doors open at 6:45, show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the Concert series are $25. No dinner is served, but beverages and desserts are available for pu…

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Guys and Dolls

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Mary Poppins

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Footloose: The Musical

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high sc…

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La Cage aux Folles

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Surprise Show

Don’t miss our Surprise Show for this year! Murder, mystery, disco and a convent make for a hilarious tale of community, featuring rockin’ gospel and outrageous dance numbers. Perfect for the whole family, you’ll find yourself rejoicing with th…

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A Time for Christmas

In 1985, the Candlelight Pavilion hosted its first Christmas show, An Old Fashioned Christmas. For over 30 years, the Candlelight Pavilion has written and produced each of its Christmas shows with a focus on the spirit of Christmas and bringing famil…

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A Big Band New Year

Big Band is back at the Candlelight. From the classic crooning of The Blue Note Orchestra to the contemporary hits of Night Shift, celebrate a rich era of big band music. Make your reservations now for the spectacular New Year's Eve performance, an a…

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