The Spotlight Theatre

at 1622 19th St, Bakersfield, 93301 United States

We are a non-profit 99 seat theater that has live theatrical and concert productions.


The Spotlight Theatre
1622 19th St
Bakersfield , CA 93301
United States
Contact Phone
P: (661) 634-0692
Website

Description

The Spotlight Theatre is Bakersfield’s home for bold and innovative new works by contemporary playwrights and composers. We are showcasing the best and brightest from Broadway, off-Broadway, and beyond. The Spotlight Theatre was founded in 1999 by Emily and Jaque Thiroux, as well as John Swanson to fill a growing need in the community for a theatre that did shows for the changing landscape of Bakersfield. The Spotlight has provided audiences with an exciting array of theatre productions ranging from contemporary classics to groundbreaking dramas, hilarious comedies, and unique visions of the great American Musical.

Specialities

Price category
$$ (10-30)

Reviews for Spotlight Theatre

Ellie S.

Good, solid theatre. This place gives life to the somewhat dead downtown Bakersfield. The shows run the gamut of theatre genres from musicals to comedies... Read more

James K.

I went to see a show there, but it was closed. So I went to The Empty Space Theatre at 706 Oak st. So it turned into a great night. 5 Stars!!

Marvin V.

I recently visited The Spotlight Theater to see their production of "Hamlet." The theater itself is small and intimate, but there is not a bad seat in the... Read more
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Company Rating

1220 Facebook users were in The Spotlight Theatre. It's a 4 position in Popularity Rating for companies in Arts/entertainment/nightlife category in Bakersfield, California

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Congrats on a great opening to the cast of Music Man!

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2016-05-07 05:13:40 GMT

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2016-05-06 17:21:35 GMT

Opening night is here! Downtown may be crowded with first Friday so park in the parking structure. Doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7! Students still need to arrive no later than 4! They can arrive as early as 3pm today. We will feed our students a light dinner before the show!

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2016-05-06 17:21:11 GMT

Opening (and closing!) this weekend! Purchase your admission in advance. Did you know this is the first play Mrs G ever acted in way back when she was seven years old?! Also did you know that Mr. Dave and Mrs G were in this show together in high school? Remember rehearsal lasts until 6:30 this week and meets Monday through Friday!

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2016-05-02 17:55:02 GMT

Don't miss the show this Saturday!!

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2016-04-05 22:52:23 GMT

Don't forget Music Man rehearsal from 4-6 at the spotlight!

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2016-03-29 21:07:28 GMT

Reminder! No class this week for Music Man! Enjoy your Spring Break!

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2016-03-22 21:50:18 GMT

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2016-03-21 20:16:00 GMT

Reminder to Music Man Cast and Crew: rehearsal is at The Extra Space at 716 oak near the empty space, Pizzaville and subway.

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2016-03-17 19:21:43 GMT

Tonicism's latest class is still accepting students through March 10th when we finish auditions! Join us for The Music Man Jr meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6pm at The Spotlight. http://tonicism.com/make#wkshps

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2016-03-01 19:46:39 GMT

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2015-12-18 02:33:54 GMT

Geeks vs Zombies Youth Edition closes tonight! We have two shows for you: 2pm with cast G and 7pm with cast B. Join us at he spotlight! Doors open thirty minutes before the show! Students need to arrive by 12:30. Teachers will be there at noon! We will provide dinner!

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2015-12-06 18:57:37 GMT

Send help! (Or an audience!) Geeks vs Zombies Youth Edition plays tonight at Spotlight at 7pm! Can't make it tonight?! Join us Sat at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday at 2pm and 7pm. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children! #geeksvszombiesyouthedition #tonicism #tonicismproductions #happyholidays

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2015-12-05 00:35:00 GMT

Be sure to see Tonicism Production's Geeks vs Zombies Youth Edition! Would your kids survive a zombie outbreak? Find out this weekend at the Spotlight Theatre! You'll want to see it more than once to see our actors in different roles as we present two different cast options. Get your admission online today and your name will be waiting in the box office! http://tonicism.com/store/admission_detail/3283

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2015-11-30 14:24:48 GMT

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2015-11-30 14:19:05 GMT

Tonight, November 28, Come See the Jay Smith Group at the Spotlight: The doors open at 6:30 PM; The show starts at 7:30.

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2015-11-28 23:52:07 GMT

Anyone at spotlight notice a bloody looking table leg with suspenders? A prop is missing! This is the only bad thing about sharing spaces is missing props.

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2015-11-25 20:29:06 GMT

Bakersfield's own Robin Eschner and her wonderful musical group, Take Jack, perform at the Spotlight today, November 1, 2015 at 4:00 at the Spotlight. This is going to be a great show!

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2015-11-01 11:50:32 GMT

Rick Kreiser, Thank you for bringing Peter Asher and Albert Lee to the Spotlight tonight as part of your wonderful Guitar Masters series. And Bob Bender, Thank you for making the Spotlight a place to hear great acoustic (and clean electric) music in an intimate, acoustically clean setting. What an excellent evening of music.

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2015-10-10 07:08:20 GMT

Would your kids survive a zombie outbreak? Reserve their spot for our upcoming workshop today! http://tonicism.com/store/workshop_store_detail/2414

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2015-09-18 02:50:29 GMT

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2015-09-18 02:49:02 GMT

If you get a chance to see this show (Herrick, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015), I highly recommend it.

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2015-09-10 22:28:16 GMT

Thanks to Bob Bender and company for making this happen!

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2015-09-07 16:34:45 GMT

Published The Spotlight Theatre on 2015-09-03 00:15:57 GMT

Movie Premier August 23rd! Get your tickets now @ http://hectic-films.ticketleap.com/mable-premiere-featuring-as-the-man-drives/