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Central Coast Entertainment

Central Coast Entertainment Overview

Central Coast

Central Coast entertainment includes large theaters for major concerts, small community theaters for local plays, unique movie theaters, race tracks and more. From auto racing at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey to a Murder Mystery Dinner Show in Ventura, you're sure to find great entertainment on the Central Coast.

Santa Cruz Entertainment

The Catalyst is located off Highway 1 in downtown Santa Cruz. The Catalyst Santa Cruz is a small-scale nightclub that hosts artists performing rock, rap, punk, R&B, metal, new wave and more. The Catalyst also offers a full bar and pizza kitchen.

The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 429-4135

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Monterey Entertainment

ARIEL Theatrical, Inc. is located off Highway 101 from Alisal Street, in downtown Salinas. Situated in Karen Wilson's Children's Theatre, ARIEL Theatrical hosts classic plays and fairytales presented by children.

ARIEL Theatrical, Inc.
320 Main Street
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 775-0976

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Laguna Seca Raceway

Laguna Seca Raceway is located off Highway 68 east of Monterey. This world-renowned race track features MotoGP motorcycle racing as well as auto racing in the Grand-Am, historic, Le Mans and GT categories. At the time of this writing, Mario Andretti and Helio Castroneves held speed records for Laguna Seca tracks. Camping, golf, an outdoor shooting range and mountain bike trails are also situated at Laguna Seca.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway
Salinas, California 93908
(800) 327-7322

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Planet Gemini is located off Highway 1 on Fremont Street, near the Monterey County Fairgrounds. They feature an Italian restaurant and nightclub that hosts comedy, dance, music and karaoke. Top comedians from HBO, Comedy Central and The Improv take the stage at Planet Gemini.

Planet Gemini
2110 N. Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 373-1449

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Golden State Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Monterey. Situated in an historic 1926 Moorish castle, the Golden State Theatre hosts performing arts in concert, lecture, musical, film or play. Famous artists that have performed at the theater include B.B. King, Bill Cosby, Willie Nelson and The Smothers Brothers to name just a few.

Golden State Theatre
417 Alvarado Street
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-1070

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Pacific Repertory Theatre is located in the heart of Carmel at 8th & Monte Verde. The Pacific Repertory comprises three theaters, the Golden Bough Playhouse, Circle Theatre and Forest Theatre. They host local plays like This Wonderful Life, The Wizard of Oz and endless more.

Pacific Repertory Theatre
Monte Verde Street & 8th Avenue
Carmel, California 93923
(831) 622-0100

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Sunset Theatre

Sunset Theatre is located in the heart of Carmel at 9th & San Carlos. They are host to large theatrical productions like Cirque Le Masque, Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular and numerous ballets, orchestras and concerts.

Sunset Theatre
9th Avenue & San Carlos Street
Carmel, California 93923
(831) 620-2040

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Paso Robles Entertainment

Vina Robles Amphitheater is located east of Paso Robles off Highway 46. Situated at the Vina Robles Winery, this large amphitheater features Tuscan architecture and seats over 3,000 guests. See top performers in the heart of Paso Robles wine country. Pair your concert experience with a 3-course meal from their restaurant. Concert season is May through November.

Vina Robles Amphitheater
3800 Mill Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 227-4812

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San Luis Obispo Entertainment

Pewter Plough Playhouse

Pewter Plough Playhouse is located in the West Village portion of downtown Cambria. This small initimate theater hosts local plays and comedies. Open Friday and Saturday evenings for the enjoyment of the community and visitors.

Pewter Plough Playhouse
824 Main Street
Cambria, California 93428
(805) 927-3877

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Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo is located near the intersection of Highways 1 and 101 on the Cal Poly campus. The Performing Arts Center is comprised of several theater venues that host concerts, performances, comedians, dance, films and more.

Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
(805) 756-7222

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SLO Brew is located off Highway 1 in Downtown San Luis Obispo. SLO Brew is a combination brewery, restaurant and small concert venue. They host nightly performances of rock, alternative, techno and more.

SLO Brew
1119 Garden Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 543-1843

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Concerts in the Plaza is located off Highway 1 in Downtown San Luis Obispo. Enjoy family-friendly music every Friday evening during the summer from June through August. Concerts are held in the Mission Plaza next to the Mission San Luis Obispo.

Mission San Luis Obispo
782 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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Clark Center for the Performing Arts is located off Highway 101 in Arroyo Grande. Situated next to Arroyo Grande High School, enjoy family-friendly concerts, musicals, comedy and more.

Clark Center for the Performing Arts
487 Fair Oaks Avenue
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 489-9444

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The Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville is located south of Pismo Beach off Highway 1. The Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville presents theatrical classics, comedies, musicals and holiday plays. Every performance is followed by song, dance and comedy.

The Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville
1863 Front Street
Oceano, CA 93445
(805) 489-2499

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Santa Maria Entertainment

Pacific Conservatory Theatre is located off Highway 101 at E. Stowell Road in the heart of Santa Maria. Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts is a program offered at Allan Hancock College. This small community college theater teaches theater arts and hosts plays like The Glass Menagerie, Spamalot, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and Richard III. The PCPA also performs at the outdoor Solvang Festival Theater during the summer months.

Pacific Conservatory Theatre
870 S. Bradley
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 922-8313

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Solvang Festival Theater is located off Mission Drive (Hwy 246) in the heart of Solvang. This small 700-seat amphitheater hosts concerts and theater arts of orchestras, musicals, plays and more. They are the summer home of the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts that presents performances like Cinderella, Pirates of Penzance, Sense and Sensibility and Shrek the Musical.

Solvang Festival Theater
420 2nd Street
Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 686-1789

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Santa Barbara Entertainment

Arlington Theatre

Arlington Theatre is located at Arlington and State Street in downtown Santa Barbara. This moderate-scale theater hosts top performers in dance and concert. Past performers have included K.D.Lang, Tom Petty, Jackson Brown and many more. In between large events, the Arlington shows current blockbuster films. The interior ambiance continues the Spanish architecture of Santa Barbara and gives the feel of being in a small plaza in Spain. This portion of State Street bustles with activity from restaurants, bars, high-end shopping and other historic theaters.

Arlington Theatre
1317 State Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101
(805) 963-4408

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Santa Barbara Bowl is located off Highway 1 north on Milpitas Street. Situated on the edge of town in the oak studded foothills, this large-scale amphitheater hosts top performers in dance and concert. The food pavilion offers choices of Italian, Chinese, Mexican and sushi fare.

Santa Barbara Bowl
1122 N. Milpas Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 962-7411

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Ensemble Theatre is located off Highway 1 north on Garden Street. Situated just two blocks from the ever-popular State Street, this small-scale theater hosts plays throughout the year.

Ensemble Theatre
914 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-5400

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Gladwin Planetarium is located off Highway 1 from Mission Street. Situated behind the old Mission Santa Barbara and part of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, the Gladwin Planetarium features shows and events based on the universe. Tour the constellations of the night sky, fly through the Milky Way galaxy, explore the surface of the Moon, and ride a rockin' roller coaster on Saturn's moon Titan!

Gladwin Planetarium
2559 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-4711

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Center Stage Theatre is located off Highway 1 in Downtown Santa Barbara. Center Stage Theatre is situated upstairs within the Paseo Nuevo Center shopping complex. This small theater hosts plays and musicals throughout the year. The freedom of artistic expression allows for family-friendly performances to adult subject matter.

Center Stage Theatre
Chapala and De la Guerra Streets
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 963-0408

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The Granada Theatre is located off Highway 1 in Downtown Santa Barbara. The Granada Theatre is situated in an historic building along the ever popular State Street and features concerts, musicals, plays and other theatrical performances. The theater is host to the Opera Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Symphony, CAMA, State Street Ballet and Santa Barbara Choral Society.

The Granada Theatre
1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 899-2222

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Lobero Theatre is located off Highway 1 in Downtown Santa Barbara. The historic Lobero Theatre began operation in 1873 and is the oldest continuously operating theater in California. Many famous artists have performed at Lobero including Lionel Barrymore, Bela Lugosi, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Lynn Redgrave and Carol Burnett. This City and State Historic Landmark hosts major performing arts groups like Opera Santa Barbara, State Street Ballet, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Santa Barbara Theatre, Music Academy of the West and more.

Lobero Theatre
33 E Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 966-4946

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Ventura Entertainment

The Dinner Detective

Mystery Dinner Show is located off Interstate 10 from Rice Avenue. The Dinner Detective® hosts interactive murder mystery dinner shows at the Hilton Garden Inn. Help to solve a murder case with a touch of comedy while you enjoy a fantastic four-course meal. Everyone is a suspect, even you, and the killer may be sitting at your table. The Top Sleuth of the evening is awarded a prize package at the end.

The Dinner Detective
Hilton Garden Inn
2000 Solar Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
(888) 963-9123

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Libbey Bowl is located north of Ventura off Highway 33 in downtown Ojai. Libbey Bowl is a moderate-size amphitheater that hosts musical events, festivals and celebrations.

Libbey Bowl
210 S. Signal Street
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-3117

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