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Great historical venue.

The owners of Sierra Cinemas have been doing presenting the Nevada Theater Film Series here on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joaquin H
Nevada City, California
I love his venue!

Very cool old building with some great history. I’ve been here a few times for movies or plays. I... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Incline Village, Nevada
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The Nevada Theatre is the oldest original-use theatre building in California. Operated by the non-profit Nevada Theatre Commission, it is the venue for live theatrical plays by most of the area’s production companies, including LeGacy Productions...more
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401 Broad St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2407
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners of Sierra Cinemas have been doing presenting the Nevada Theater Film Series here on Sunday nights for decades. Always great picks. The snacks are great. There are also several musical events, theater and community forums throughout the year. This is a great venue...More

Thank Joaquin H
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Very cool old building with some great history. I’ve been here a few times for movies or plays. I always enjoy the place. Not a streamlined modern place but it has character! In the heart of historic downtown Nevada City.

Thank mes227
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The theater, although the building is old and very historic, has freshly carpeted aisles, comfortable seats, an accessible restroom, and good vibes. Every seat is a good one in this intimate hall. Local production companies keep the theater busy continuously. Always something interesting happening at...More

Thank jarebane
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This show was Amazing! Sue was fabulous as Janis and the band was superb! Being from the San Francisco area in the 60's, this performance was reminiscent of Bill Graham productions of that time. Staff at theatre were great and purchasing the tickets was a...More

Thank pb1610
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We stopped here to see a local production of Scrooge. The theater is about 150 years old with numerous renovations. Ticket office is very helpful and friendly. The lobby has a bit of an art deco feel. Seating is about 250 people with adequately comfortable...More

Thank Hiker-7
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The old Nevada Theater, in downtown Nevada City (Broad Street) is a beautiful, Victorian, elegant theater, like nothing else I've seen. Don't let the old surroundings fool you, though, the stage is totally modern. Great lighting, trap doors, huge stage, and a great sound system...More

1  Thank Patti F
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Over the years I've seen many live performances here. Most recently, the musical Chicago, was performed. The theatre reminds me of a time when live performances were the only forms of entertainment in his area. Great music, performers, orchestra and community. Every seat in the...More

1  Thank 95dianag
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Play at The Nevada Theater are always a treat. It is a great venue. You can get seats in the front row if you plan ahead! I recently saw Chicago there and it was the best! I always recommend it!

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This historic theater is used for live plays, such as "The White Snake" by CATS, Community Asian Theater of the Sierras, which I saw in April. It is also used for concerts, movies, celebrations of life, and public meetings. It is not too big, even...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We live locally. This is a historic theater that has been in operation since the mid 1800's, but it has been restored. The seating is quite comfortable, with the space between rows larger than found in most Broadway theaters. Several theater groups perform here, and...More

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