These venues around the county host music, dance, theater, films and more.


Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Guadalupe and Fourth, 624-7491, Venue for contemporary theater, art exhibits, concerts, solo dramatic performances, and poetry readings.

Forest Theater, Mountain View and Santa Rita. Forest Theater Guild: 626-1681. Oldest outdoor community theater west of the Rocky Mountains. Home to live theater and films.

Golden Bough Playhouse, Monte Verde between Eighth and Ninth streets, 622-0100. Home to Pacific Repertory Theatre; used by others for performances, as well.

Sunset Center Theater, San Carlos and Ninth, 620-2040, Hosts eclectic mix of music, dance, theater and comedy.

Carmel Valley

Hidden Valley Music Seminars, Carmel Valley and Ford roads, 659-3115 or Venue for musical performances and music master classes.

Magic Circle Theatre, 8 El Caminito Road, Carmel Valley, 659-7500 or An intimate 60-seat state-of-the-art theater known for its professional quality and cutting edge productions.


Bruce Ariss Wharf Theater, Old Fisherman's Wharf, 372-1373, www. Stages dramas, musicals, comedies and radio and Broadway reviews.

Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., 372-3800, Venue for live performances including music, dance and comedy, plus films.

Monterey Peninsula College Theater, 980 Fremont St., 646-4213, Home to the Monterey Peninsula College Theatre Co.; used for other performances.


Fox Theater Salinas, 241 South Main St., Salinas, 758-8459, Concerts and shows with seating around 500; also available for public rental

Hartnell College Main Stage, 156 Homestead Ave., 755-6700, Home to the Western Stage theater group; used for other performances.

Sherwood Hall-Salinas Community Center, 940 N. Main St., 758-7351 Site of concerts, plays and other live performances.


CSU-Monterey Bay World Theater, Sixth Avenue, 582-4580, Venue features a wide range of performances, including world music, dance and drama.

South County

Robert Stanton Theater, King City High School Auditorium, 720 Broadway St., King City, 385-5461. Cultural and community center.