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Providing Quality Theatre for 36 Seasons!

5235 Engle Road, Ste 110
Carmichael, CA 95608

Now Playing

June 21 - July 21

Agatha Christie’s

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Adapted by David Hansen

A cunning stage adaptation of the novel that introduced Hercule Poirot, Belgian refugee and detective extraordinaire and launched Agatha Christie's career.

Back from World War 1, Captain Arthur Hastings convalesces at Styles Court. But when the lady of the house suspiciously dies, the tranquil manor turns treacherous. The cause is murder and the killer could be anyone: her unappealing new husband, her ne'er-do-well son, the blunt female groundskeeper, even the local toxicologist. Enter Hercule Poirot who applies his “little grey cells” to solve the seemingly unsolvable mystery.

Coming Up

August 16 - September 22


A comedy by Marshall Karp

Jerry Sloan is a successful writer of advertising jingles married to an equally successful lawyer. Living with the happy couple is the not so happy Abe Dreyfus, Jerry's curmudgeon of a father in law. Abe is a funny guy to the audience, not to Jerry. The situation is exacerbated when Jerry's mother Mildred looses her house in a fire and needs a place to stay. Abe and Mildred can't stand each other.

This play is one hilarious confrontation after another until the heart warming finale in which the oldsters discover that, really, each is not so bad.


Box Office Closed Temporarily

July 21, 2013

I hope everyone has been enjoying our summer shows, but as we prepare for our next act, the box office will be closed until August 14th.

Check back for updates, or if you need to contact us regarding tickets, please email Email is monitored daily. If you decide to call, please leave a message and all phone calls will be returned when the Box Office reopens.

Thank you for your patience.

New Website Soon

July 14, 2013

We have a new website being built and will be ready to launch soon. We hope to make this site a much easier experience for everyone, and much simpler to purchase tickets and get information. Please check out periodically as the new site should be up soon!

Chautauqua Playhouse is the proud recipient of the:
2010 Arts Management Excellence Award
(under $250k budget category)