Much of the information detailed below is intended for “normal” times. These are NOT normal times. Hopefully, a new normal will be established soon. In the meantime, special policies, protocols and procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic will be noted here, at the top of the page, once they are established for our TBD reopening date.
SLO REP is located at 888 Morro Street, right in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo surrounded by great restaurants, shopping, galleries, museums and so much to enjoy! We recommend arriving early, or staying a little later, to enjoy dining at one of our great restaurants or wine bars. Stroll downtown and visit the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, shop, have a bite to eat, or you could really splurge and stay the night! San Luis Obispo hotels and homestays offer travelers a restful night sleep after an enjoyable afternoon or evening at SLO REP. Explore these SLO vacation ideas, find fun things to do in San Luis Obispo, and book your stay at SanLuisObispoVacations.com.
Policies & Theatre Information
The lobby opens one hour before show time. Please arrive at the theatre at least 15 minutes early and allow extra time for parking, especially on Thursday nights when the SLO Farmers Market is in full swing. Our intimate space makes late seating difficult at best, and impossible much of the time. Therefore late seating is not guaranteed and is at the complete discretion of the house manager.
PLEASE NOTE: Seats that remain empty at show-time may be re-assigned to other patrons. In addition, any unclaimed will-call tickets will be made available for purchase to the general public. Please double-check the show time listed on your tickets. In general, Mainstage shows begin at 2 PM for matinees, 7 PM for evening shows.
We do not recommend bringing children under age 5 to SLO REP, except to our Academy of Creative Theatre (ACT) performances, where their attendance is absolutely encouraged! Children age 3 and above must have a ticket and sit in a seat. Babes in arms are generally allowed for ACT shows, but we ask that you inform the box office of your intent and that you request seating near the exit.
Please note that not all programming is appropriate for all ages. Please check each show’s webpage for our ratings guide for more details.
Cell phones, pagers, and watch alarms
As a courtesy to our actors and other audience members, please turn off your watch alarms, cell phones, and pagers (or set them to silent mode) before entering the theatre.
Cameras, smart phones, and other recording devices
The use of cameras, smart phones, and all other video/audio recording equipment of any kind are strictly prohibited in the theatre. No photos or recordings may be taken inside the theatre.
Food and drink
The bar is open in the lobby one hour before each performance. Please check out our Toasts of the Town page for a list of our wine, beer and refreshment partners. We feature a different winery (or wineries) at every show and we serve 7 Sisters Brewing beer on tap. Our coffee is generously provided by Coastal Peaks Coffee. For “before the theatre” options for lunch, dinner or cocktails, check out our Restaurant Guide. When the show starts, you are welcome to bring your drinks into the theatre with you. Please do not bring food into the theatre. We appreciate your help in keeping our theatre clean.
The House Manager reserves the right to ask any disruptive audience member to leave.
The best place to park near the theatre is in the 842 Palm Street Parking Structure, located at the corner of Palm Street and Morro Street, directly across the street from the theatre. The first hour of parking is free, $1.25 per hour thereafter. You can also park on the street in metered parking, but the parking garage is a much better deal (especially for matinees). Please note that meters are in force 7 days per week, 9 am-6 pm.
NOTE: Please plan ahead for Thursday Night shows and allow extra time for parking. The SLO Downtown Farmers Market takes place every Thursday night beginning at 6 pm on Higuera Street. Parking is always at a premium on Thursdays, but especially when the weather is mild or when there are special events held in conjunction with the market. We suggest you plan to arrive at the parking garage by 6 pm to ensure you are in plenty of time to find a parking place and take your seats by 7 pm.
This sculpture, located on the lawn outside SLO REP, is called “Bee Bee Works His Magic.” It was created by artists Carol Paulsen and Stephen Plowman. You can find out more about “Bee Bee” and all of the creative and beautiful public art in San Luis Obispo.