Marker text: Pasadena Playhouse
Considered Elmer Grey's outstanding design, the Pasadena Playhouse, an excellent example of Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture, opened on May 18, 1925. The first in America to stage Shakespeare's 37 plays, the playhouse has provided the theatre world with quality and excellence, and trained many of its stars. The legislature proclaimed it the state theatre of California in 1937.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 887
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Pasadena Playhouse Association, Pasadena Historical Society and City of Pasadena, November 20, 1977.