Pasadena Playhouse Tour
Saturday, August 20th at 10:30am
39 South El Molino Ave.
The Pasadena Playhouse was built in 1924, designed by Elmer Grey in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. It was a major venue in the '20s and '30s and prompted playwrights such as Eugene O'Neill
, William Saroyan
, Noel Coward
, F. Scott Fitzgerald
and Tennessee Williams
to stage play openings there. It became an accredited college of theater arts and trained some of the biggest names in Hollywood on its stages. After WWII it successfully incorporated technology, becoming one LA's first television stations. However, it hit financial hard times in the '60s, going bankrupt in 1969. In the 1980s it rose from the ashes, and today is a major venue in the national theater scene.
Tour this gorgeous piece of California history with a docent from the Friends of the Pasadena Playhouse.
Saturday, August 20th at 10:30am. Pasadena Playhouse is located 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, and there is a parking lot directly across El Molino.
The one hour tour will involve lots of walking and stair climbing, so wear comfortable shoes. We'd like to have a rough count of how many will be attending, so please RSVP to 818-957-2968. Leave your name, number in your party and a call-back number.