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Carmel's Forest Theater

Santa Rita & Mountain View, Carmel, CA 93922
+1 831-622-0100
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BIG the musical

Sitting outside amount the stars, with open fires and picnicking all around to see a live show is a... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Ginger P
via mobile
Dinner and a movie, what could be better

The Forest Theater was built in 1910 and has been showing wonderful productions throughout the... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
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PacRep at the Forest Theatre - annual family musical (Beauty & the Beast, Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, etc.), and traditional Shakespeare Festival under the stars at one of the oldest outdoor theatres on the west coast Historic theatre dating to 1910 and early stage used by the Carmel 'bohemians' that started the city's theatre movement. Shakespeare Festival includes repertory productions at PacRep's Golden Bough Playhouse and the Circle Theatre.
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  • Average5%
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Santa Rita & Mountain View, Carmel, CA 93922
+1 831-622-0100
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Sitting outside amount the stars, with open fires and picnicking all around to see a live show is a treat. It gets chilly though so bring layers and a blanket. The tradition, the casualness and the energy from the extra dancers and actors and the...More

Thank Ginger P
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The Forest Theater was built in 1910 and has been showing wonderful productions throughout the years. They also have movie nights. A definite place to check out ahead of time when you are coming to the Monterey Peninsula for a visit to see what is...More

Thank DonnaNPG
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Wonderful if you can find the darn place and then find a place to park. Seriously I'm pretty good with directions and finding places b it this place is hidden behind a cloaking device. Once found, the performance of the Borrowers was excellent. Set was...More

1  Thank 49212Rudiger_r
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Well, it has been at least forty years since I have been in the Forest Theater and I understand they are doing a renovation. Here are my memories. The Theater was a place for local folks of all ages to participate in summer theater. As...More

Thank Tdaily
Reviewed 6 August 2014

The Forest Theater is a wonderful place to see a show, and now that it's being renovated, let's hope 2015 will see it back in action and better than ever. Make sure to see something produced by Pac Rep, take a picnic and a bottle...More

1  Thank sklapre
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Took my daughter to see wizard of oz here when she was 5 years old. Quaint little open air theatre in Carmel. We had such a good time and it was the perfect summer evening. My daughter has fond memories and periodically asks to go...More

1  Thank Kellie B
Reviewed 23 April 2014

The Forest Theater is located within the Monterey Pine Forest of Carmel. Historically, it was the gathering place for summer plays involving the locals. It continues to this day with excellent productions produced and directed under the auspices of Pac Rep, a local theatrical company....More

Thank cindylloyd
Reviewed 30 March 2014

What a great venue! The Carmel Forest Theater's "FILMS IN THE FOREST" show classic films and documentaries on the big screen - all OUTDOORS, at night under the stars! You can watch the sunset through the trees and sometimes they have mini-bonfires burning. Dress in...More

2  Thank AuntyBeeTheTraveler
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Watched "Snow While and the Seven Dwarfs" and "Peter Pan" in 2013, both on Sunday afternoons. Both were very enjoyable experiences. The quality of acting, singing, and direction were amazing. So many children came to see the shows and none created any fuss. Parking may...More

Thank We_love_nature
Reviewed 12 August 2013

How is anyone saying this is not one of the most wonderful experiences in theater you could have????? My boyfriend and I were wandering through Carmel on a little vacation and spotted a sign saying that there was a play in town. When we got...More

1  Thank LinetA123
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15 July 2017|
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Response from smatprt | Property representative |
60-90 minutes before showtime.
12 October 2016|
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Response from smatprt | Property representative |
About midway up the auditorium there is an extra wide row with portable chairs. That’s where the most room is. But I imagine you could sit just about anywhere, since it’s all bench seating (except the midway row).