Davis has a rich tradition of presenting live theater.
Current Groups and Venues
- Acme Theatre Company
- Artistic Differences Theater Company
- Barnyard Theatre
- Capitol Opera - Opera performances at student-friendly prices; their singing quality is high, but their production budget is tiny
- Davis Musical Theatre Company
- Mondavi Center
- Studio 301
- UC Davis Main Theatre
- Veterans Memorial Theatre
- Wyatt Pavilion
The Sacramento region, including Davis, has a good theater community at all levels and price ranges. You don't have to go to theater in the bay area to see Broadway level productions, even though they sometimes have reasonable prices . Within a short drive is anything not already offered in Davis.
There is a thorough calendar of Sacramento Theaters' productions.
Conveniently, and affordably, in downtown Woodland, is the Woodland Opera House . WOH is a state park that puts on concerts, family and 'regular' plays and musicals, in a lovely building.
Sacramento has (verify?) four professional theater organizations, several quality community theater groups, and a few dinner theater, youth theater and so on. Look at the websites to get a feel for what grade of acting to expect (but don't shortchange the community groups, not only are they affordable, some of them are excellent).