Featured Shows

The River Bride
February 16, 2023 - February 17, 2023, 2 Shows - February 18, 2023, 3 Shows - February 19, 2023, 4 Shows - February 22, 2023, 5 Shows - February 23, 2023, 6 Shows - February 24, 2023, 7 Shows - February 25, 2023, 8 Shows - February 25, 2023, 9 Shows - February 26, 2023, 10 Shows - March 02, 2023, 11 Shows - March 03, 2023, 12 Shows - March 04, 2023, 13 Shows - March 04, 2023, 14 Shows - March 05, 2023, 15 Shows
Severson Theatre (Santa Maria, CA)

Once upon a time… along the Amazon river… Marisela Treviño Orta describes her lyrical play, The River Bride, as a “grim latino fairy tale” swimming with mystery, family,…

Emma
March 02, 2023 - March 03, 2023, 2 Shows - March 04, 2023, 3 Shows - March 05, 2023, 4 Shows - March 08, 2023, 5 Shows - March 10, 2023, 6 Shows - March 11, 2023, 7 Shows - March 11, 2023, 8 Shows - March 12, 2023, 9 Shows - March 17, 2023, 10 Shows - March 18, 2023, 11 Shows - March 18, 2023, 12 Shows - March 19, 2023, 13 Shows
Marian Theatre (Santa Maria, CA)

Romantic misadventures, misplaced confidence, and matchmaking in the town of Highbury. Join us for the West Coast Premiere and be the first audience to experience Joseph Hanreddy’s (PCPA’s…

Bright Star
April 27, 2023 - April 28, 2023, 2 Shows - April 29, 2023, 3 Shows - April 30, 2023, 4 Shows - May 03, 2023, 5 Shows - May 05, 2023, 6 Shows - May 06, 2023, 7 Shows - May 06, 2023, 8 Shows - May 07, 2023, 9 Shows - May 12, 2023, 10 Shows - May 13, 2023, 11 Shows - May 13, 2023, 12 Shows - May 14, 2023, 13 Shows
Marian Theatre (Santa Maria, CA)

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Grammy and Tony-nominated musical, Bright Star, weaves toe-tapping bluegrass and incredible true events into a rich, refreshingly genuine journey along the Blue Ridge…

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The PCPA Conservatory

PCPA Pacific Conservatory supports a unique, fully accredited vocational training program at Allan Hancock College for aspiring actors and theatre technicians.  It is the only training program, with an Equity theatre company with fully integrated community college Career and Technical Education programs, in the country.  PCPA has trained over 10,000 students in a program of practical and experimental training in the fields of acting and technical theater.

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Actor Training

Students at PCPA receive mentorship from professional artists in the studio, in classes, in one-on-one tutorials, and in the context of producing PCPA’s professional Equity productions.

Actor Training

Students at PCPA receive mentorship from professional artists in the studio, in classes, in one-on-one tutorials, and in the context of producing PCPA’s professional Equity productions.

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Technical Training

The training models professional standards and practices through a master/apprentice approach. Students participate through invitation and advance based on demonstrated growth of skills and professionalism.

Technical Training

The training models professional standards and practices through a master/apprentice approach. Students participate through invitation and advance based on demonstrated growth of skills and professionalism.

Technical Theatre Internships

PCPA offers technical theatre internships in multiple areas of theatre. PCPA’s mentor-apprentice approach to training provides unique experiences with theatre professionals both resident and guests. As an intern you will be training directly with professionals in their respective fields.

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We are deeply indebted to the generosity and support of our many patrons, friends, and alumni members.