PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre has been presenting professional theatrical productions for over 52 years in Santa Maria producing a rich mix of plays from Broadway musicals to Shakespeare and everything in between. PCPA offers year-round entertainment in two venues: the Marian Theatre, a 448 seat theatre with a thrust stage, and the Severson Theatre, a flexible black box theatre with seating up to 188. In the summer months, PCPA also presents in the 700-seat outdoor Festival Theatre in Solvang.
As one of the last few drive-in movie theaters in the state, Hi-Way Drive-In gives visitors the chance to enjoy wholesome movie fun for an affordable rate—kids’ tickets are just $3.50.
Monarch Butterfly Grove
At North Beach located off of Highway 1 in nearby Pismo Beach is in high season from November through February and highlights the millions of monarch butterflies that make their way to this area each year. Just 20 minutes from the heart of Santa Maria, this is an attraction that nature-lovers will want to enjoy.
Point Sal State Beach
Point Sal State Beach is nestled along the northwestern part of Santa Barbara County. The park spans an impressive 80 acres and offers just under two miles of ocean frontage. Activities at Point Sal include fishing, hiking, and bird watching. Swimming is not recommended due to the strong currents.
Santa Maria Wine Trolley comes to the Santa Maria Valley!
Explore our wineries in style! The Wine Trolley route takes approximately 75 minutes and takes you to our amazing wineries.The wine trolley will run Saturdays and Sundays, and run every 75 minutes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting at Town Center West. The wine trolley will also run one additional route from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., but will […]
The Karaoke Kid
Now through September 16, Oceano’s ever-popular Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville presents “The Karaoke Kid,” the comedic adventure of a straight-shooting kid learning all the right moves. The Great American Melodrama is beloved for its folksy piano tunes, cabaret tables and sawdust-covered floors. Here, professional performers from throughout the United States gather to present top-notch […]
In a lonely tavern on a dark and stormy night, a wild wind blows in all sorts of oddball characters – including a mysterious vagabond, an innocent ingenue and two thwarted lovers. A thief is on the loose, suspicions abound and no one is who they seem. This is a show that guarantees hearty laughs, […]
PCPA Presents: Disney's Newsies The Musical (Solvang Festival Theater)
This Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon tells the tale of a band of underdogs who took on the most powerful names in New York in a fight for what’s right. Inspired by a triumphant true story, Newsies leaps off the stage with soul stirring music, amazing heart and stunning choreography. Now is the time to seize […]