Friends of the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse


auditorium-28The Friends of the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse Fund was established in 2015, to provide the opportunity for donors to directly support the restoration efforts, and creative vision of the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse.

The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse was built in 1927 to present John Steven McGroarty’s famed Mission Play, a grand pageant chronicling the founding of the California Missions led by Junipero Serra.  The four hour epic production featured a cast of 150 musicians, dancers, and actors, and was attended by over 2.5 million people.

1927 PlayhouseLocated in the heart of a historic neighborhood, the Playhouse embraces its role as a focal point for the artistic and cultural life of the people of the City of San Gabriel and far beyond.  We are proud to host a remarkable and eclectic array of productions and events ranging from Western Symphonies to Chinese Opera, from Classical Ballet to Ballet Folklorico, from Jazz to Hip-Hop, from some of the best Mariachi bands to colorful Broadway shows. Add to this, some of the nations’ best touring Children’s Theatre productions, our new Global Flavors world music & food series, and our wonderful Silent Sundays (an amazing line-up of Silent-Movie classics brought to life with the thrilling sounds of live Wurlitzer organ) and you’ll see why we’re so happy to offer what is truly A World of Arts and Culture!

Please help us to realize our vision, to preserve the architectural integrity and beauty of our historic theater, and allow us to continue to provide a bridge between the traditional cultural significance of our past and the diverse, vibrancy, of our artistic future.

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for Friends of the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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