There is so much to do and see in Monterey—the Aquarium, the 17-Mile Drive, Point Lobos, Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row, and the list goes on. Behind all of the main attractions, though, is a rich history and cultural heritage that the average tourist often overlooks. This week, we’ll spotlight the many repertory, community, and youth theatres in the area. In neighboring Carmel, you’ll find two theatres: The Forest Theater, and Pacific Repertory Theatre. In Pacific Grove, you will find The Performing Arts Center of Pacific Grove. Right on Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf is the New Wharf Theatre.
The Forest Theatre in Carmel has been thrilling audiences since 1910, and it is the oldest outdoor theatre west of the Mississippi River! They have live theatre performances and live movie screenings in the summer. Take a cushion, take dinner, and enjoy theatre in the great outdoors in front of a fire pit!
The Pacific Repertory Theatre is also located in the heart of Carmel, and is one of the best professional theatres on the Monterey Peninsula! It has an intimate 300 seat auditorium and you’re sure to love the performances they put on!
The Performing Arts Center of Pacific Grove was originally built in 1923. Over the years this “art deco” facility has hosted many world renowned artists including Ella Fitzgerald. The Performing Arts Center continues to host performances of the highest caliber and is poised to become one of the true “must plays” in California.
The New Wharf Theatre on Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf is community theatre at its finest—you’ll enjoy exuberant and fun-filled performances from Monterey locals.
The Old Monterey Inn is centrally located and will be a relaxing romantic home base from which to explore all that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer.