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New Village Arts Theatre

2787 State St, Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1629
+1 760-433-3245
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Nice small theater and superb performers

We attended the preview performance of Men on Boats. In this instance, the 10 men were women. This... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
helena a
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Carlsbad, California
Good seats

A comfortable little theatre where every seat is a good one because of how it's arranged. Nice... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Sheri M
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Award-winning professional theatre in the heart of Carlsbad Village. Located in the historic Bauer Lumber Building, New Village Arts presents six mainstage theatre productions each year, ranging from classic musicals to modern favorites and exciting new works. NVA also produces a concert series throughout the year, an annual gala each winter, and more. We offer classes for children, teens, and the elderly, including programs for teens with special needs and for adults with early-stage dementia and Alzheimer's. Located in the building is our Foundry Artist Studios--studio space for 16 resident artists working in a variety of mediums and styles. Each month the Foundry hosts an Artist Reception with a gallery showcase, live music, refreshments, and interactive art. With theatre, visual arts, music, and education programs, NVA is the premier arts hub in North County San Diego.
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2787 State St, Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1629
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We attended the preview performance of Men on Boats. In this instance, the 10 men were women. This historic tale cover the exploration of the Colorado River, it was witty and entertaining. The cast performance was excellent. There are no bad seats in this cozy...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

A comfortable little theatre where every seat is a good one because of how it's arranged. Nice little bar with drinks and snacks. Art on the walls. No fuss. Loved the quality of the product is not too. I'll be returning.

Thank Sheri M
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The staff and ushers were very nice and friendly. The artist workshops are open next door before the performance. It is a small theater so I got very engrossed in the play.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

My wife and I attended a Thursday evening performance of the "Buddy Holly Story" at the NVA Theatre. The threatre, located in downtown Carlsbad is an intimate (only six rows of seats) venue. The performance was well attended with only a couple of empty seats....More

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Reviewed 11 January 2017

What a great way to spend an evening after dinner in Carlsbad Village. Over the recent Holidays we stumbled on the New Village Arts Theater presentation of "THE 1940s RADIO HOUR". The local group puts on several shows in their newly remodeled theater which seats...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

You don't want to miss any of the performances by talented actors at this local theater venue. Every seat is good because it's small and intimate. The last performance I saw was Oklahoma which was probably one of the best renditions I've ever seen. I...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

This was my very first time in this small and intimate theatre. I really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. A very nice lady greeted us as we rushed through the door thinking we were late. There is a small wine bar in their colorful lobby which...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2016

We really like this place. Usually better than average performances. We saw "Sylvia" last week. Hard to stop laughing. Near the coaster. Easy parking. Restaurants nearby. Some performances are suitable for familiies.

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Reviewed 28 November 2015

The golden age of radio was really quiet apparent in the NVA's current production "The 1940's Radio Hour". My husband and I were impressed by the talent of the company and the wonderful entertaining production . It is so close to home and it was...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2015

we have attended 3 plays at this theater, the last one this month. The acting is outstanding, however this theater company has been in business for 15 years and the sets, direction, and offerings do not reflect this.

Thank Marti R
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c0rrigandd
18 December 2017|
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Response from NVATheatre | Property representative |
We always recommend dead center--Row C or D, right in the middle, if they're available!
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cannonball620
22 August 2017|
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Response from NVATheatre | Property representative |
You can park on the street (it says 3-hour parking but it is not enforced), or in the free commuter parking lot next to the train station. Leave a little extra time for parking on weekend matinees and Friday and Saturday... More
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OneWolf114
3 August 2017|
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Response from NewVillageArts | Property representative |
BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY runs about 2 hours and 20 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission. Enjoy the show!
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