You don’t have to travel far to see some of the best plays and musicals put on in first-class venues. Here’s a list of theater companies in Sacramento that will have you in tears, laughing, or gripping the edge of your seat.

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B Street Theatre

2711 B Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 4430-5300
www.bstreettheatre.org

Once owned by famous actor Timothy Bustfield, it is now owned by his brother. It has a great stage with seating on all three sides. They also offer classes for kids and adults. B Street is an Equity theatre.

Sacramento Theatre Company

1419 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-6722
www.sactheatre.org

This company has a great facility (the Wells Fargo Pavilion) and put son great shows. It’s also an equity theatre house.

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William J Geery Theatre

2130 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 448-9019

This is a small theatre (49 seats) located in a Victorian-era home in midtown. It’s small and cozy. There isn’t a bad seat in the house.

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River City Theatre Company

P.O. Box 191263
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 457-RCTC
www.rivercitytheatre.org

This is a great theatre for kids and school classes. They feature kid-only shows. Kids from 1-12 grade are encouraged to join the company.

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California Musical Theatre

1419 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 557-1999
www.californiamusicaltheatre.com

It’s a huge venue. Their Broadway series is always a great hit! Catch a show at one of three venues: the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the Cosmopolitan Cabaret, and Community Center Theater. They also feature Music Circus, which puts on all the big musicals. You’ll pay a little bit more than other theatre companies for a ticket, but you’ll see some great productions.

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Capital Stage

1000 Front Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 995-5464
www.capitalstagecompany.com

It’s located in a nice spot, by the Sacramento River in Old Sac.

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Fair Oaks Theatre Festival

7991 California Avenue
Fair Oaks
www.fairoakstheatrefestival.com

It’s an outdoor theatre, which is great in the summer. Ticket prices are reasonable.

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Davis Musical Theatre

607 Pena Drive
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 756-3682
www.dmtc.org

It’s a large venue, and they always have a show running. They offer acting classes for adults and children in addition to workshops.