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Santa Monica Playhouse

Santa Monica Playhouse

The Playhouse Theatre holds year-round theatre workshops, classes, and camps. It combines the fun and excitement of working as a team to create and perform a brand new play with the joy and fulfillment of a dynamic, creative, arts-oriented environment in which working actors share their love of the craft with young people in all stages of development. The unique hands-on method, structured so that each child can be successful, ignites students' passion for arts appreciation and self-expression in a manner unprecedented in the world of theatre arts education.


Theatre birthday parties


At the Santa Monica Playhouse you can have a stupendous party without lifting a finger. We do all the work, clean up the mess, and keep everybody entertained in the process. With over 40 years of Theatre Birthday Party experience, the Playhouse knows what makes a theatre party truly entertaining. Just make reservations with our Box Office, invite your guests and relax.  Keep scrolling to see the different types of parties we have on offer! Questions? Ready to book your party? Give us a call at 310-394-9779 ext. 2 .  Click here for more information about party packages.


    1211 4th Street

    Santa Monica, CA 90401


    Kids 4-6

    A workshop for ages 4 to 6 year olds focusing on the joys of creativity, self-expression and imagination through the use of theatre. Sing songs, play games, bring favorite fairytales to life, and perform on stage with company members of the Summer, Fall or Spring Theatre "big kids" Workshops.  Focus is on sharing, caring, and having a fun time!  Perfect for the energetic, dramatic, artsy youngster!  A great way to introduce the arts at a very early age.  Click here for the full schedule.


    Kids 7-12

    Meet once a week with Santa Monica Playhouse theatre artists to create an always awesome piece of original theatre.  Bring us your ideas, dreams, concerns and together we'll craft a professional production from start to finish, where you learn how to mount a play and channel your creativity through exciting and unique theatre and acting techniques, writing exercises, singing, dancing, and of course, performing. Confidence, a steady work ethic, and a sense of fulfillment are added bonuses.  No experience needed, but even the most advanced young actor will benefit from this class.  The session culminates in a performance for the public and family/friends. Click here for the full schedule.


    Ages 12-17

    A specially designed workshop program for teens up to age 17 where students plunge into the world of theatre and acting through a unique experience only found at Santa Monica Playhouse. Members work with theatre professionals in a supportive and dynamic atmosphere to create a performance piece based on the world they live in, unleashing each student's unlimited creativity. Students study the world-renowned SMP acting method, learning how to build a trusting ensemble and create truthful characterizations with strong emotional technique and physical clarity. Program focus includes voice and movement and culminates in a fully mounted stage production. Added bonuses include a new found sense of self, increased confidence, and a profound appreciation for the arts.  Click here for the full schedule.



    Please check the website for rates on each program.


    “I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the professionalism, caring and overall great experience you provide for the kids.  I have seen many performances over the years that my kids have been in and you did in one week what most programs cannot accomplish in months!  Our daughter had a fantastic time and can’t wait to see you next time. Thanks again for everything!”-- R. Swartzburg (parent)


    “Congratulations to you and the team of Playhouse! You've been super professional since the very beginning, and attentive, and sensitive, and patient, and made it all PERFECT!!! Our daughter had a really great time!! She said she will never forget this experience!!”-- P. Broilo (parent)


    Tel: (310) 394-9779