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.


B Street Theatre

2711 B Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 4430-5300

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

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.


River City Theatre Company

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

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.


California Musical Theatre

1419 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 557-1999

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.


Capital Stage

1000 Front Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 995-5464

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


Fair Oaks Theatre Festival

7991 California Avenue
Fair Oaks

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


Davis Musical Theatre

607 Pena Drive
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 756-3682

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