November 2, 2023 | 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Be among the first to experience the renovated space. Enjoy an evening touring the theatre and grounds, live entertainment, and refreshments. Tickets are limited. Get yours today!
Monterey State Historic Park Association and California State Parks are working together to restore California’s First Theatre as a resource to the community that will enable performances, education, interpretation, and special events that meet our shared vision to preserve and sustain Monterey’s distinctive history.
The historical landmark building was built about 1844 as a sailor’s lodging house by Jack Swan. In 1848 it was commandeered by a group of mustered-out soldiers of Colonel Stevenson’s regiment of New Yorkers looking for a place to put on plays and comedies. The theatre afterward served as a whaling station, a lookout station having been added to the roof.
The Point Lobos Foundation and the Monterey State Historic Park Association invite you to an event celebrating the reopening of the First Theatre. Be among the first to experience the renovated space, enjoy an evening touring the theatre and grounds, live entertainment, and refreshments. There are a limited number of tickets available. Get yours today!