The Arcata Playhouse, located in the Creamery District, houses a comfortable and intimate 150-seat theater with impressive acoustics and excellent lighting, sound system, and stage. The Playhouse presents an annual music series of national and international musical acts and collaborates with community groups such as Redwood Jazz Alliance, Center Arts, Chris Parreira presents, and Humboldt Folklife Society to present musical events. In addition, the Playhouse provides low-cost theater rental to local organizations and artists.
The Arcata Playhouse produces art festivals and outdoor theater performances including Elemental, an outdoor spectacle, and “Zero to Fierce“, an annual women’s festival centered around International Women’s Day. The Playhouse supports community theatre productions such as, “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home“. Four on the Floor Theater, the resident theater company, produces outstanding original theater, cabaret, art projects, and storytelling performances. The Playhouse houses resident artists who specialize in graphic design, dance, visual arts, prop making, shadow theater, and puppet making. Youth Art Will Succeed, known as YAWS, is the current Artist in Resident at Playhouse Arts. Visit the YAW’s website here.