Welcome to our 75th season!

Coronado Playhouse proudly announces our 75th anniversary season! The Playhouse curated the 2021 season with shows that will adhere to standards necessitated by COVID-19, while being comfortable for patrons and performers alike. The shows at the beginning of the year are smaller in scale but will have a big impact in terms of entertainment and significance. The rest of the season offers more programming as we bring you a free classic, musicals, a murder mystery, concerts, cabarets and readings. We are also offering some exciting 75th anniversary events. See why the historic Coronado Playhouse is a San Diego tradition since 1946.

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Coronado Playhouse:

A San Diego Tradition for 75 Years

In 1941, a small group of Coronado residents, calling themselves the Coronado Players, began performing in the Coronado High School auditorium. The aspirations of this humble group were put on hold upon the bombing of Pearl Harbor as the United States entered World War II.

Coronado Playhouse was officially organized as the Coronado Players in February 1946, after the war. Beginning with The Male Animal in May of 1948, the group produced four successful seasons at the high school auditorium while selling tickets door to door. In 1949, the Players purchased a building and adjoining Quonset hut from the U.S. Navy at North Island. The building on the Strand, overlooking Glorietta Bay, was once used as a WAVE barracks and sentry house in WWII. 


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Our 2021 Season

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January 30 – February 14, 2021
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Harlem Duet

March 19 – April 18, 2020
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Love, Loss, and What I Wore

April 23 – April 25, 2021
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May 21 – June 20, 2021
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The Comedy of Errors

July 16 – August 8, 2021
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Vanities: The Musical

August 13 – August 15, 2021
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The World Goes ‘Round

September 3 – October 10, 2021
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Closer Than Ever

October 14 – October 17, 2021
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JNovember 5 – December 12, 2021
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James Bond: The Musical

December 17 – 19, 2021 at 7pm
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Notes from My Shelf: The Songs of Ian Brandon

Dates TBD

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