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For nearly 50 years, The Playhouse in San Anselmo has served the community as a performing arts center for dance recitals, student performances, local and touring theatrical companies, music concerts and other innovative productions.

The Playhouse in San Anselmo is a low cost rental facility and it is our mission to keep our rental fees and production costs low. We offer a full service theater space, complete with everything required for a professional theater production. Our tenants include YES Theater, Blue Star Music Camp, Stapleton School of the Performing Arts, Marilyn Izdebski Productions and many other student and youth based programs. Our tenants and the quality of their experience is important to us.

Our fundraising efforts include everything from the ever present PayPal button to gala events and performances. Typical events include an Annul Fund Drive, October Picnic, a New Year’s Eve Gala, and focused house parties. Funds support our operating budget, so that savings can be passed down in the form of low cost rental fees. Our capital campaign focuses on raising funds to enhance and support the theatrical space and continue to renovate and restore this historic building for years to come.

Recent improvements include: upgrades to our upstairs dressing rooms by adding in doors, curtains, fresh paint and an upstairs cast sink. The building was recently re-shingled, windows replaced including our signature circular center window, upgrades to the sound system and lighting, moving the HVAC out of the backstage areas and upgrading all our spaces to modern fire safety regulation.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Rehearsal, Performance, Class, Audition, Photo Shoot, Audio Recording, Video/Film Shoot
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre
Restrictions On Use -


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book -
Hours Of Operation -
Rental Policy -
Cancellation Policy -
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit, Proof of liability insurance required
Rental Personnel On site manager, Call for addtl rental personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Cash, Check
Options -
Other Allowed Activities -

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 2600.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Heated, Grid, Mirrors, Wings/backstage space, Stage curtains, Rigging points
Technology -
Flooring Wood, Nonsprung wood
Stage Configuration Frontal and one side seating areas
Stage Dimensions 42 ft x 20 ft with 20 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 221
Seating Fixed, Seating risers, handicap seating areas

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Incandescent, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Tables
Amenities Dressing rooms, Private restroom
Instruments and Accessories Performance piano
Audio Equipment Sound system, Sound booth, MP3/auxiliary input
Video/Film Equipment Projection screen
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Backstage restroom, Backstage, Stage
Audience Services Staffed concession, Restrooms, Box office, Lobby
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Rehearsal $35 $400 $1,450 -
Performance $35 $400 $1,450 -
Class $35 $400 $1,450 -
Audition $35 $400 $1,450 -
Photo Shoot $35 $400 $1,450 -
Audio Recording $35 $400 $1,450 -
Video/Film Shoot $35 $400 $1,450 -

This space was last updated on Tuesday, September 04, 2012 at 1:59PM