• Saturday, June 08, 2019
  • 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Centennial Celebration

    The Playhouse Block Party is a free family-friendly celebration in partnership with the Playhouse District Association on Saturday, June 8,2019 on El Molino Avenue at Colorado Blvd. The Playhouse Block Party event features music, food, libations, guided tours, a kids’ zone, and more.

    What to Expect

    • There will be a Kids’ Zone centered around a stage created in the Playhouse Courtyard
    • Live music and bands, food, and drinks.
    • Special guided tours of the Playhouse District.
    • Get backstage access of the Pasadena Playhouse Theater rarely seen by the public.
    • Throughout the day, guests can experience interactive and immersive activity booths created by community partners and local art organizations.
    
    

    Location and entry

    The Playhouse Block Party is located at El Molino Ave. and Colorado Blvd. Use 39 S. El Molino Ave. in Pasadena for directions.

    Parking

    The Playhouse District has many public and private parking options conveniently located near the Playhouse Block Party.

    Public Transportation

    Metro Gold Line

    Go Metro to Playhouse Block Party! Take the Metro Gold Line to Lake Station and walk or bike to the event on El Molino and Colorado. For your best route, fare information, or more info, visit the  Metro Trip Planner or call 323/GO.METRO (323/466.3876).

    Buses

    The City of Pasadena’s bus system, Pasadena Transit Route 10 travels throughout the downtown area. The Foothill Transit and Metro buses also operate throughout the city. Visit their sites for specific route information.

    History

    The Pasadena Playhouse has a rich and vibrant history dating back to 1917 when an itinerant acting troupe by the name of the Gilmor Brown Players settled in Pasadena – at the time a sleepy little town of farmers and wealthy vacationers. The town fell in love with the Players and before they had spent ten years here, locals donated the money to move the company out of the derelict old burlesque house they had been renting and into the newly constructed Pasadena Playhouse in 1924, originally known as the Pasadena Community Playhouse. At the time, The Playhouse was the largest and most technically advanced venue on this side of the Mississippi. Its community theatre beginnings and the tremendous amount of local support led George Bernard Shaw to dub Pasadena “the Athens of the West,” likening the enterprise to the ancient Festival Dionysia.

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