Community Theatre

1350 Main St.
Cambria, CA 93428
(800) 838-3006
Map & Directions

824 Main Street
Cambria, CA 93428
(805) 927-3877
Map & Directions

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

For more information about community theatre, contact the Cambria Chamber of Commerce at 805-927-3624 or visit online at

Highway Closures

Highway 1 Closure

If you're heading to the Central Coast, be sure to be mindful of the stretch of Highway 1, 21 miles north of Cambria. Caltrans is busy with a major construction project to make traveling along the stunning Pacific Coast Highway a safer journey.

Highway 1 Storm Repair Along the Big Sur Coast Due to multiple active slides, State Route 1 is now closed between Ragged Pt. (SLO 72.87) and just south of Nepenthe (Mon 44).

Worried about Highway 1 Road Closures? Cambria and Hearst Castle are easily accessible from Highway 46 West from 101 South of Paso Robles or from northbound Highway 1 from the city of San Luis Obispo. Travelers from the north can easily take Highway 101 as an alternate route to Highway 1, which reduces travel time to Cambria by about 25 minutes.

For the latest road closure information visit the Caltrans website.