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Thinking of renting the Playhouse for your location shoot?

Filming at San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

The Mission Playhouse has been the location for numerous commercials, TV shows, and films through the decades! Commercials for Chase Bank, Wrigley’s Gum, Toyota, Taco Bell, and Church’s Chicken have filmed at the Playhouse. The Playhouse can be seen in movies such as Fun with Dick and Jane and television shows including The Love Boat, Remington Steele, Documentary Now! starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, Netflix’s Grace and Frankie, and Modern Family.

Notable personalities that have graced our stage include Duke Ellington, BB King, Tony Bennett, Pierce Brosnan, Geena Davis, Maya Rudolph, and Anne Hathaway.

Learn more

View our rental packet here for filming fees (Page 5).

Click here to view Playhouse images of the exterior, lobby, theater, stage, dressing rooms, parking lot and much more (Photos: Dennis Morley, Location Scout)

Contact us!

Please call Steve Wilkinson, Playhouse Manager at (626) 308-2865 x228 or email If you are not able to reach Steve Wilkinson and need immediate assistance, call Jonathan Kwok, Administrative Assistant at (626) 308-2865 x226.

After speaking and reserving a date with Steve, you will meet with John Holder, Stage Manager to go over reservation and estimate paperwork. When that is completed, the final step is contacting Janet Sherman, Revenue Collection Administrator for permit, police, and fire requirements. Click here to download film permit application and learn more about filming in San Gabriel. Once completed, please email the film permit application to Janet at

We look forward to hearing from you soon!