Enjoy music, drama, laughter, tears, and more in live theater performances at the 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa.
The house lights dim, and the stage lights illuminate the rich talent — actors, set designers, directors, costumers, technicians, and more — who sweep you away to another time and place. Musicals, comedies, dramas, original one-act plays, improv, cabaret shows, and more, all come to life onstage.
This performing arts organization is known for taking a brave approach to works both old and new, using its unique space to produce live theater with a high level of artistry and professionalism.
Housed in the more-than-120-year-old Del Monte cannery building near Santa Rosa's historic Railroad Square, the 6th Street Playhouse is home to the 185-seat G.K.Hardt main stage, the 99 seats in the black box stage known as The Studio, and a dynamic theater education program with classes for both adults and youth.
Built in 1894, this red-brick building was one of the few in Santa Rosa that withstood the devastation of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. In 2004, the Santa Rosa Players and Actors Theatre became partners under one board of directors. Together they renovated the former fruit-packing plant into one of the best theater venues in Sonoma County.
The 6th Street Playhouse has received the City of Santa Rosa Award for Cultural Enrichment and the Sonoma County Historical Society Award for Preservation of a Historical Building. It's a unique venue in downtown Santa Rosa, and restaurants and lodging are easily available in the nearby Railroad Square historic district.
Whether you make it a full evening or a weekend, be prepared to be inspired and captivated by the performance at the 6th Street Playhouse.
52 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa, 707-523-4185