The Arcata Playhouse, located in the Creamery District, houses a comfortable and intimate 150-seat theater with impressive acoustics and excellent lighting, a sound system, and stage. The Playhouse presents an annual music series of national and international musical acts and collaborates with community groups such as Redwood Jazz Alliance, Center Arts, Chris Parreira presents, and Humboldt Folklife Society to present musical events. In addition, the Playhouse provides a low-cost theater rental to local organizations and artists.
The Arcata Playhouse produces art festivals and outdoor theater performances including Elemental, an outdoor spectacle, and Zero to Fierce, an annual women’s festival centered around International Women’s Day. The Playhouse supports community theatre productions such as “A Woman’s Place is in Her Home“. Four on the Floor Theater, the resident theatre company, produces original theatre, cabaret, art projects, and storytelling performances. The Playhouse houses resident artists who specialize in graphic design, dance, visual arts, prop making, shadow theater, and puppet making.