Cambria is home to artists of every genre, including thespians who perfect their art in drama, dance or comedy. The Pewter Plough Playhouse was, for many years, the only theatre in town. The Pewter Plough Playhouse has been in existence since 1976. It is a family-owned theatre run for many years by Los Angeles set designer, Jim Buckley and recently by his son James. Step inside and you will see photographs embellishing the walls – scenes in plays that have been performed in this facility since its inception. Jim Buckley has designed most of the sets and has performed in many of the stage plays. As you leave the theatre, there is a cozy cafe Lounge with a piano bar on the left where music can be heard and refreshments are served after the show.
A joint effort of the Allied Arts Association of Cambria and Coast Unified School District converted the Old Grammar School into the theatre at the Cambria Center for the Arts.
Many local artists have a variety of talents, including those in performance art. From opera to dance to comedy and drama, the local productions offer a variety of theatrical shows. The theatre is used by performance and theatre groups and accommodates seating for approximately 100 people.
A variety of shows and performances are held throughout the year. For season information, ticket sales and event information, visit cambriacenterforthearts.org
For more information about community theatre, contact the Cambria Chamber of Commerce at 805-927-3624 or visit online at www.cambriachamber.org.