In 1905, the "bohemians” arrived in Carmel. Almost
immediately, the Carmel Club of Arts & Crafts opened the
town's first theatre and cultural center, the Arts & Crafts
Clubhouse. It was located on the site of today's
Circle Theatre of the Golden Bough!
In 2005, “the next 100 years” of Carmel theatre history
began with exciting plans for the Carmel cultural
community. As of 2011, the PacRep had completed
its first phase renovation of the Golden Bough,
with the second phase scheduled for 2020.
Those early bohmeians would be proud!
Housed within the Golden Bough Playhouse on
Monte Verde Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues,
in Carmel-by-the-Sea. In 1993, PacRep saved the
historic site from development. In 2011, the non-profit
company completed the first phase of an exciting
new renovation, including the addition of a
computerized revolving stages. In 2016,
solar power was installed, eliminating
PacRep's carbon footprint.
The Circle Theatre (90-120 seats)
Housed within the Golden Bough Playhouse below the main Golden Bough Theatre, with its own entrance on Casanova Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
A unique theatre-in-the-round, the Circle Theatre makes an ideal setting for experimental plays, original material, and other works enhanced by an intimate setting.
Built in 1910, the historic Outdoor Forest Theater
is a 540-seat ampitheatre located on Mountain View
Avenue and Santa Rita Street, in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
The stage is framed by towering pines, and huge open
fireplaces, providing a majestic backdrop for the plays
and musicals presented by Pacific Repertory Theatre.
Every August and September, PacRep presents
an annual family musical, followed by the annual
Carmel Shakespeare Festival.
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GOLDEN BOUGH THEATRE:
From HWY 1 take the Ocean Avenue exit and proceed down Ocean Ave. through downtown Carmel. Turn left on Monte Verde Street (7th Stop Sign from Hwy) and continue for 3 blocks. The Golden Bough Playhouse is on the westside of Monte Verde Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.
From HWY 1 take the Ocean Avenue exit and proceed down Ocean Ave. through downtown Carmel. Turn left on Casanova Street (one block past Monte Verde) and continue for three blocks. The Circle Theatre is on the east side of Casanova Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.
OUTDOOR FOREST THEATER:
From HWY 1 take the Ocean Avenue exit and continue past the first stop sign for two blocks. Turn left onto Santa Rita Avenue and continue to the bottom of the hill. The entrance gate is to the left at the intersection of Mountain View and Santa Rita. From Downtown Carmel proceed up Ocean Ave. to the intersection of Ocean, Junipero, and Mountain View. Veer right, up Mountain View for 3 blocks. You will see the Forest Theater gate to the left. For patron convenience, a passenger drop off area is in the main parking lot of the Forest Theater. Guests, picnic supplies, blankets and cushions can be dropped off prior to parking your car. Parking is recommended on Mountain View, and Junipero Street .
VISION STATEMENT: In celebrating the transforming power of the creative spirit, PacRep Theatre produces bold and daring interpretations of the great plays from the world stage - plays that engage, excite, educate and inspire - presenting a world-class theatrical experience.