Welcome to San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

History and Culture Come to Life at the Mission Playhouse


Click here to reserve your free tickets to the Henan Art Troupe Sunday February 14th (2:30pm & 7:30pm)! Direct from The Kennedy Center, these are the only 2 West Coast performances of the Troupe featuring Chinese Folk Music, Opera, and Acrobatics. Admission is free, donations are welcomed.

Constructed in 1927 to house John Steven McGroarty’s epic Mission Play, charting the establishment of the California Missions, the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse is a beautiful Spanish style building steeped in history and home to thousands of music, theater and dance performances.

Located in the historic Mission District of San Gabriel, the Playhouse provides a home for many local and international performing arts groups who produce and present a huge range of cultural experiences from Mariachi to Hip-Hop, from Shakespeare to Broadway and Classical Ballet to Folk Dance; truly A World of Arts and Culture.

The Mission Playhouse is also the perfect venue for High-School graduations, public meetings and film shoots and over the years has provided the location for major Hollywood movies and TV shows.

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We are very happy to be working once again with the Pasadena Star News, this years media sponsor.

We hope you enjoy your time on our website and find everything you need. If not, just get in touch and we’ll be very happy to help you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Anna Cross
Playhouse Director

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Chinese New Year

      Variety Show presented by USA-Beijing Chamber of Commerce

      February 12 @ 7:00 pm
    2. Sri Lankan Independence Day Celebration (Free Event)

      February 13 @ 6:30 pm
    3. Henan 2

      Henan Art Troupe

      February 14 @ 2:30 pm
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      Henan Art Troupe

      February 14 @ 7:30 pm
    5. Curious George at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

      Curious George (School Performance)

      February 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am