Plan Your Visit

The San Luis Obispo Little Theatre is located at 888 Morro Street, right in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo surrounded by great restaurants, shopping, galleries, museums and so much to enjoy! We recommend arriving early, or staying a little later, to enjoy lunch, dinner or a glass of wine at one of our great restaurants or wine bars. Stroll downtown and visit the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, shop, have a glass of wine, a bite to eat, or you could really splurge and stay the night at one of our great hotels!

Parking

The best place to park near the theatre is in the 842 Palm Street Parking Structure, located at the corner of Palm Street and Morro Street, directly across the street from the theatre. The first hour of parking is free, $1.00 per hour thereafter. You can also park on the street in metered parking, but the parking garage is a much better deal. Please note that meters are in force 7 days per week, 9 am-6 pm.

Policies

Late seating

The  lobby opens one hour before show time. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Our intimate space makes late seating difficult at best, and impossible much of the time. Therefore late seating is not guaranteed and is at the complete discretion of the house manager.  PLEASE NOTE: Seats that remain empty at show-time may be re-assigned to other patrons. In addition, any unclaimed will-call tickets will be made available for purchase to the general public. Please double-check the show time listed on your tickets. In general, Mainstage shows begin at 2 PM for matinees, 7 PM for evening shows.

Children

We do not recommend bringing children under age 5 to the Little Theatre, except to our Academy of Creative Theatre (ACT) performances, where their attendance is absolutely encouraged! Children age 3 and above must have a ticket and sit in a seat. Babes in arms are generally allowed for ACT shows, but we ask that you inform the box office of your intent and that you request seating near the exit.

Please note that not all programming is appropriate for all ages. Please check each show’s webpage for our ratings guide for more details.

Cell phones, pagers, and watch alarms

As a courtesy to our actors and other audience members, please turn off your watch alarms, cell phones, and pagers (or set them to silent mode) before entering the theatre.

Cameras, smart phones, and other recording devices

The use of cameras, smart phones, and all other video/audio recording equipment of any kind are strictly prohibited in the theatre. No photos or recordings may be taken inside the theatre.

Food and drink

The bar is open in the lobby one hour before each performance. You are welcome to bring your drinks (coffee, wine, beer, soft drinks, water) into the theatre with you. Please do not bring food into the theatre. We appreciate your help in keeping our theatre clean.

Disruptions

The House Manager reserves the right to ask any disruptive audience member to leave.

About San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is the hub of all things that make Calilfornia’s Central Coast an amazing place to visit and to live. So, come on out to a show and then stay awhile and discover the SLO life. Visit sanluisobispovacations.com for more information about all the great things there are to see, do, eat, drink and more in San Luis Obispo. Visit shareslo.com to find more events and things to do while you’re here.

Hotels

Make a weekend of it! Find a great hotel in San Luis Obispo.

Public Art

This sculpture, located on the lawn outside the Little Theatre, is called “Bee Bee Works His Magic.” It was created by artists Carol Paulsen and Stephen Plowman. You can find out more about “Bee Bee” and all of the creative and beautiful public art in San Luis Obispo.

Sculpture

Bee Bee Works His Magic by Carol Paulsen and Stephen Plowman