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.
PCPA performs its winter/spring season in two theatres in Santa Maria, the 440-seat thrust Marian Theatre and the 204-seat flexible black box Severson Theatre. During the summer, the company also performs in the outdoor 700-seat Solvang Festival Theater.