Featured Shows

The Play That Goes Wrong (Solvang)
July 13, 2024 - July 14, 2024, 2 Shows - July 18, 2024, 3 Shows - July 19, 2024, 4 Shows - July 20, 2024, 5 Shows - July 21, 2024, 6 Shows - July 25, 2024, 7 Shows - July 26, 2024, 8 Shows - July 27, 2024, 9 Shows - July 28, 2024, 10 Shows
Solvang Festival Theater

Welcome to opening night of the Cornley Drama Society‘s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to disastrous. Part Monty Python,…

Cabaret
July 18, 2024 - July 19, 2024, 2 Shows - July 20, 2024, 3 Shows - July 21, 2024, 4 Shows - July 24, 2024, 5 Shows - July 26, 2024, 6 Shows - July 27, 2024, 7 Shows - July 27, 2024, 8 Shows
Marian Theatre (Santa Maria, CA)

Willkommen. Bienvenue. Welcome.In Berlin as the 1920’s draw to a close, and as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich, you can forget your troubles at the…

ExtraPlay - The Game
July 27, 2024 - July 28, 2024, 2 Shows - August 04, 2024, 3 Shows
Boyd Hall (Santa Maria, CA)

The Game is a new play in development, so you have the rare chance to be part of the process by attending these vital workshop performances. Join us…

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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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Your Support Counts

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