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Golden State Theatre

417 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
+1 831-372-3800
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Intimate Theater for Great Concerts

Except for its size, the Golden State Theater would be right at home in San Francisco's theater... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Daryl C
Pleasanton, California
The Theatre Spoils the Show

To quote Bette Davis’s famous line from Who’s Afraid of Virgina Wolf, “What a dump!” Last night... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2016
Carmel, California
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A gorgeous 1926 Movie Palace and Live Entertainment Venue in the heart of downtown Monterey. Beautifully restored to its former glory with plush velvet seats, red carpet, fine murals and home to the peninusula's Mighty Wurlitzer! First class acts from Willie Nelson to BB King had graced the stage. Also the only place to see classic films such as Casablanca and Wizard of Oz sing-a-long!
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
7 Aug 2017
“Intimate Theater for Great Concerts”
18 Oct 2016
“Great Theater!”
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417 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
+1 831-372-3800
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Except for its size, the Golden State Theater would be right at home in San Francisco's theater district. It's smaller but has a great Italian/Spanish feel to the main auditorium. We went to a concert and, because for the size, there are no bad seats.

Thank Daryl C
Reviewed 11 December 2016

To quote Bette Davis’s famous line from Who’s Afraid of Virgina Wolf, “What a dump!” Last night (Dec-9-2016) we saw Lewis Black at the Golden State Theatre. He was superb, the GST not so much. The line to pick up tickets stretched down the block....More

Thank Scupltor
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I went here for a Concert. The place is very nice! I had a fantastic seat & they had no problem with my Service Dog! The staff is very friendly & customer oriented. I will definitely be going back for more shows. I recommend this...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

These days, this Theater promotes Live Performances, Concerts, and other gatherings, including Religious groups, etc. Check with their website to see what's going on when you visit Monterey...

Thank Kent S
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We saw a free 4th July concert ( which was just great so American/Patriotic), the interior is just an amazing sight. The seats are huge and recline! The Monkees are coming soon - who would have thought they are still going!

Thank ian2020
Reviewed 26 January 2016

I went to this theatre for the first time last week to see a Beach Boys concert. The theatre is a classic that is well maintained and worth looking over to see how they used to build theatres. The show was great and there is...More

Thank CAtraveler56
Reviewed 22 January 2016

LOVE old theaters, this one is just beautiful! BUT, when I have seen rock bands perform, like Pat Benatar, it is just too loud! The sound gets pretty piercing and I like loud music! I think if they just turned it down a notch, it...More

Thank Merc56
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Historical theatre with various venues thru out the year. Classic old time feelings. This is the main feature for the First Night Monterey (New Year's Eve).

Thank Dennis Y
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We went to the Golden State Theatre. It first opened in Monterey in 1926. It has been refurbished. Golden State Theatre brings in a variety of performances and shows to the Monterey area. For example, Dwight Yoakum, Beach Boys, Jo Koy, Indigo Girls, Clint Black...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 4 October 2015

I saw a Lindsey Stirling here. It is a beautiful theater. The seat numbering is a bit confusing, though. They also have other great acts, such as Lewis Black and Jerry Seinfeld. Parking isn't terrible, but there is a parking garage a block away.

Thank Jessamyn W
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