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Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum

10.04 reviews
Performing Arts, Theatre
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1419 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga, CA 90290-4275, United States
(310) 455-2322
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Local from Los Angeles

This venue is a hidden gem tucked away in the wilderness of Topanga canyons. I wouldn't have known about this place if it weren't for Yelp providing me and my plus 1 to go watch Lear.

Parking is available for $5, which was a lifesaver because we had gotten lost (missed a turn). We brought a picnic prior to the show. Lots of open space, trashcans/recycling, and there's even a snack booth with great prices!

Seats are pretty much first come first serve. We didn't have a preference of seating so we found seats at 7:59pm at the top middle, last row of the wooden seats with backrests.

The performers were awesome, really projected their voice throughout the show. I also liked how they weren't stationary to the stage, they moved throughout the theater, including the sides. My favorite part was the trap door that was on the stage, I didn't notice until the end when it was utilized.

The weather was chilly for June, be sure to bring blankets and dress accordingly. My experience was lovely and I hope to be back in the near future!

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Local from West Los Angeles

Wonderful outdoor theater, from Shakespeare in the evening to intelligent shows for kids on week end mornings. You can bring your picnic for Al Fresco dining, go on a hike or shop in Topanga from there, and ride along the ocean on the way home. Perfect day!
http://www.theatricum.com

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An outdoor theater in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains, many of its productions are from Shakespeare but there is enough variety to satisfy most people. Many people picnic on the grounds before the performance - sort of Hollywood Bowl style but much more intimate and much less expensive while maintaining high quality.

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Moss Beach

What a great way to spend a summer evening! My friends and I brought a picnic dinner and enjoyed it at a picnic table before the performance. You can buy food and coffee and drinks if you don't feel like bringing your own food. It's woodsy and quiet and fragrant. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and though this place is a gem it wasn't over crowded. We bought our tickets online the day before. Parking is free on the road, or you can pay $5 to park inside. Some parking is free for those with placards. We sat on benches with backrests and brought our own cushions, though you can rent a seat cushion for $5. The core of the performers are from a family of thespians who have dedicated themselves to this place and the theater. My friends have been attending plays here for decades, and their kids took classes here. Theatricum Botanicum is a truly special place.

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