PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre

PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre
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420 2nd Street
Solvang, CA 93463
Box Office: (805) 922-8313
Santa Maria Box Office:
Wednesday-Sunday: 12:30-7pm
Tuesday: 3-7pm on show days

Solvang Box Office:
Wednesday-Sunday: 3-7pm
Tuesday-Sunday: 4-8pm on show days

PCPA – Performing Arts Theatre Company

For more than 50 years, PCPA – Performing Arts Theatre Company – has been presenting exemplary theatre and providing excellent training with a resident company of theatre professionals.

Beginning in the fall of 1964, the first summer season played in 1965. Founder Donovan Marley laid the ground work for a year-round professional theatre company.

Allan Hancock College

Following the insightful impulse of Allan Hancock College President Walter Conrad, “Because we are geographically isolated from population centers where artistic experiences are readily available to our students and our college patrons, we have an obligation to develop such experiences on this campus.”

The first company consisted of twenty-one actors, calling themselves the Platform Players. They converted an old barracks building into the Interim Theatre with seating for 100. The first production was A Man for All Seasons and enthusiastic standing-room only audiences packed all 10 performances.

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