FAQ, House Rules

No. PCPA is a professional conservatory theatre company located on the Allan Hancock Campus in Santa Maria. Solvang Theaterfest, which owns and operates Solvang Festival Theater, is home to some of PCPA's  summer productions, but is a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit entity.

Yes. Solvang Theaterfest produces its own concerts with well known recording artists offering a variety of sounds and performances.  We also produce a Summer Jazz & Beyond series in our Lobby Garden.    The theater is also available for rent. 

Yes.  Although the city of Solvang generally enjoys beautiful weather year-round, Please check the weather report. Nights are generally very chilly, so many attendees bring blankets and dress warmly for evening events.

Yes,  although our rentals are subject to the current Covid -19 safety restrictions. Both blankets and cushions are available at minimal charge. Also, jackets, sweatshirts, hats and blankets are sold at The Company Store on site.

For PCPA shows only, you may bring food for a picnic on the grounds.  For all other events and concerts, no outside food or beverages are permitted.  Snacks are available for purchase  during all events along with alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks. All proceeds from concession sales help support the Theaterfest.  No glass is allowed in all Theater areas.

6:30 p.m. prior to PCPA productions. No outside food or drinks are permitted for non PCPA productions, including all of the Theaterfest Concerts in the Garden.  Gate opening time for concerts may vary, but is typically 30 minutes before the show starts. 

Tickets for Solvang Theaterfest concerts and events are sold online or you may contact our Business Office at 805-686-1789. 

The box office at our theater is used by PCPA in the summer months and is open at 4:00 p.m. on PCPA performance days. Tickets for PCPA productions may be purchased at www.pcpa.org when the Box office is not open. For questions about PCPA productions, please call them directly at  805-922-8313. 

Please note that PCPA does not sell tickets to other events at our theater, such as Jazz & Beyond and other events outside of their summer program.

For productions put on by other organizations please contact the organization producing the event. 

No pictures may be taken during PCPA Productions.   Cameras are not allowed for other performances, unless the performing artists allow for it. Photos are allowed in the Lobby Lawn & Patron Garden. 

We only allow service animals into the theater areas. Please contact us prior to coming if you’d like to bring a service animal.

No smoking is allowed on SFT grounds (this includes the use of electronic cigarettes). Smoking outside the gates is permitted but please extinguish and dispose of your cigarettes in the appropriate receptacle. Please keep your ticket stub for reentry.

Children under the age of 5 are not admitted to the theater unless otherwise stated.

Yes. Wheelchair access into the Theater by ramp is available and space for wheelchairs is provided, as well as ADA compliant bathroom access.

Parking is available at no charge on the surrounding streets and in the public parking lots accessible from Mission Drive  and from Oak Street, both of which are a short walk to the theater.

Yes, the Theater and the lobby garden are available to host just about any type of event or gathering.   For more information, visit our venue page