Welcome to San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

History and Culture Come to Life at the Mission Playhouse

**ROAD CLOSURE effective June 1, 2015-August 13, 2015: Ramona Street is completely closed to traffic in both directions at the railroad crossing for bridge construction. Click here for map of closures.

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. Louie Beltran Cruz

      FREE Community Event-Havana Nights Concert featuring Louie Cruz Beltran & his Jazz Ensemble

      July 23 @ 6:30 pm
    2. Viva La Tradicion, A Tribute to Nati Cano Y Los Camperos

      ¡Viva La Tradición! A Tribute to Nati Cano y Los Camperos

      July 25 @ 7:30 pm
    3. Engage Program at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

      Free Workshop: Yelp and Facebook Ads for Small Businesses

      July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    4. Laurel & Hardy The Bullfighters (1945) screening at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

      Free Movie at the Playhouse- Laurel & Hardy “The Bullfighters” (1945)

      August 6 @ 8:00 pm
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      Rio Hondo College Academy Graduation 2015

      September 10 @ 10:00 am