Forest Theater Guild

Santa Rita Street, Carmel-By-The-Sea , CA
+1 831.626.1681
Forest Theater Guild Website
Theater, Plays, Musicals, Performance Arts
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The original founding Bohemian community theater troupe of Carmel.  Founded in 1909 by the San Francisco Bohemian writers, poets and artists of the turn of the century - the likes of Jack London, Mary Austin, George & Carrie Sterling and Carmel Poet Robinson Jeffers and the founding member, Herbert Heron and his Polish Princess wife, Opal Heron.  The FOREST THEATER GUILD'S 2013 Season is in full swing with our amazing production of Grimm's fairy tale of "Snow White" directed by Alyssa White and featuring Cody Moore as the Wicked Witch, Erin Carey as the Queen, Kelsy Posey & Alexandra Roden as Snow White and a cast of Seven Carmel Dwarfs.  LAST WEEKEND JUNE 14, 15, 16TH GET TICKETS NOW BEFORE WE SELL OUT!

"HAMLET" by William Shakespeare
Our second production will be a specially adapted version of the Shakespeare tragedy "HAMLET" in honor of our 1923 Forest Theater historic production, starring John Barrymore III, the grandson of the Great John Barrymore who performed this play on the London stage in the 1920's.  This production featured four great actors of our stage and an emmy-award winning Director.  Cast:  John Barrymore III as Hamlet, Nick Hovick as Claudius, Larry Welch as Polonius, Ron Joseph as Director and the Ghost King, with Gertrude played by Amy Sue Lawless.  The production runs June 27th - July 23rd (Last performance on Tuesday)  on Fridays 8pm, Saturdays 2pm & 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.  Tickets online at or at the box office, one hour before showtime.
OUR PLAYS AND TICKETSPerformances for our plays are Friday and Saturday 8pm, Saturday & Sunday Matinee 2pm  Tickets for our live performances are $25 each Adults & $20 Seniors, Teacher and Military $20, $10 children (4 and under free) and Sunday Matinee are same pricing.Special events will be announced in the newspaper and on our website as they are confirmed.OUR CONCESSIONS SERVE GREAT GOURMET FOODS, FRESH LOCAL CUISINE AND HEALTHY SNACKS, BAKERY FRESH EVERY DAY, GOOD DRINKS, TREATS, CANDY, COOKIES, BROWNIES and Assorted specialty gourmet "Local" hot foods. You may bring your own picnic and wine to the theater and enjoy the surrounding forest. We will offer a special picnic basket for couples or families this year for those who want to come and enjoy a "CATERED EXPERIENCE".Call 831-419-0917 if you are interested as this is a RESERVATION ONLY SERVICE. $125 for a couple, included dinner and beverage of choice, included 2 tickets, popcorn and dessert, plus a Local Carmel Valley Wine. This MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.$375 for 4/5 people, includes 4 tickets, dinner, desert & beverage of choice, popcorn and special "RESERVED" seating for the performance. SALES benefit the Forest Theater Guild youth programs.


Films in the Forest returns this summer on Tuesday, Wed & Thursday nights. The schedule is posted on our website in May 2013 and tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the film screening. Tickets are $7.00 adults or children (DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT FILMS, ON LEASE AND CONTROLLED)Films in the Forest sponsor opportunities are available for the 2013 Season and can be a great way to celebrate with your local business or school and host a private reception prior to our films. Please call our office for more info at 831-419-0917.FILMS IN THE FOREST TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR $7.00 PER ADULT OR CHILD. FOOD CONCESSIONS OPEN DURING THE SHOWS AND DOGS AND CHILDREN ARE WELCOME. BRING A BLANKET, A PICNIC, AND GET READY FOR A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS.We offer special sponsor opportunities this year and you can contact our offices 831-626-1681 SUMMER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS - MAY - JULY 2013Our plays and programs for summer youth mentorship, our "Teepee in the Forest" Indian arts and crafts and our upcoming "ACT LIKE A BARRYMORE" John Barrymore's Monday night classes fro 6pm - 9pm at the Forest Theater.  6-weeks for $250 or $50 per class (drop in) or  "ACTORS WORKSHOP WITH RON JOSEPH'" will be holding Saturday morning classes for six weeks from May 25 - June 29th 9am - 12pm also at the Forest Theater location  $240 for 6 weeks or $40 drop in class fee.  As Carmel's community theater troupe, we exist only on donations, memberships and sponsorship from the community at large.  Our plays and beloved "Films in the Forest" Series are attended by locals and visitors every summer to enjoy world-class films from around the globe, short films festivals and students films.  Donations - Memberships and ticket purchases help support our theater.  Donate now  you are entered to win a OPENING NITE PRIVATE PARTY FOR 15 of your friends with wine from Galante Vineyards and fresh organic appetizers from the FTG.  Donate at  and you will be entered to WIN automatically with your donation of $25 or more.Our community productions are presented for the public and our community and by our local community. Tickets are available online at our website or at the theater box office one hour before performances. Tickets at $25 adults, $20 seniors $10 children over 4 and $20 Teachers and Military. Performances on Fridays and Sat at 8pm. Matinees on Sat at 2pm and Sunday shows 2pm.  Call our offices for more info at 831-626-1681 Tickets are available ON SALE NOW on our website;  www.foresttheaterguild.orgReturning for it's 5TH YEAR, the Student Film Festival which is sponsored by the Forest Theater Guild and is a collaboration with CSUMB's TAT Department. Formally, the Monterey Teen Film Festival, this event now featured 'Shorts' category in addition to teen films. Tickets are available at the box office the night of the event or call our office for more information about our season or our performances and events at 831-626-1681. Two of past winners have gone on to Sundance Film Festival and national awards.and leave a message for our administrator please or email: for more information.