Arcata Playhouse

"Since 2006 the Arcata Playhouse and Playhouse Arts have established themselves as vital contributors to the cultural livelihood of Arcata and Humboldt County. By presenting exciting high quality music and theater in an intimate setting for young and old alike, the Playhouse has garnered a stellar reputation as one of our community’s finest cultural gems." - Arcata Playhouse website.

Upcoming events


Absynth Quartet
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $10
Fire breathing-gypsy-circus-indie-grass? The Absynth Quartet purvey a truly unique brand of high energy acoustic music. The band's sound, born and cultured in the fertile hills of Humboldt County, Ca. melds a reverent treatment of time honored American music with a reckless, virtuosic approach.
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Professor Willikers Adult Puppet Slam
Arcata Playhouse / 10 p.m. / $10
The show will be a wild night of puppetry mayhem in a variety of styles and feature Black Cat Shadows, AC/DC Puppets, Paranormal Puppet Society, Dupre's Puppets, Pratik Matwani and Sean's Shadows. Watch for special guests!
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Thursday, Oct. 6

Patty Larkin
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $18 / $16 students/
"Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.”
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Saturday, Oct. 8

Home Cookin'
Arcata Playhouse / 8 p.m. / $15 / $25 sliding scale
Composed of local musical veterans, Joyce Hough, Tim Gray, Gary Davidson and Fred Neighbor, Home Cookin' serves up savory musical entrees with a saucy back beat. Come on out and shake your groove thing!
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