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My SLO Little Theatre Experience

Posted December 14, 2016

This December, my friends and I kicked off the holiday season with SLO Little Theatre’s production of A Christmas Story. Given my love for the holidays and performing arts, I was beyond excited to experience the SLO Little Theatre for the first time with the added bonus of seeing this holiday classic live. Let’s just say… I was quite thrilled with both!


A family favorite and continually sell out production, A Christmas Story was the perfect treat to get into the holiday spirit. Featuring classic scenes and props such as the playground flag pole, legendary leg lamp, and Ralphie’s dedicated quest for his Red Ryder BB gun, San Luis Obispo Little Theatre portrayed A Christmas Story perfectly.


With spot-on, talented actors and dynamic sets that transformed the stage at a moment’s notice, the cast and crew made you feel like you had traveled back in time to the 1983 filming of the original American classic. Continuous laughter filled the room from families and friends of all ages.

Trust me! You should definitely add a SLO Little Theatre production to your San Luis Obispo bucket list.

Background on SLO Little Theatre

SLO Little Theatre is a hidden gem of Downtown San Luis Obispo. In June 2017, SLO Little Theatre rebranded to be the San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre. Nestled on the corner of Palm and Morro Streets, SLO REP offers professional productions in its intimate, 100-seat playhouse. Presenting every genre from musicals and comedy shows to powerful dramas and special events, SLO Little Theatre has grown into a prominent performing arts center along the Central Coast.

Fun facts about the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre:

  • SLO Little Theatre is celebrating their 70th anniversary.
  • This organization presents live theatre on 45 out of 52 weeks of the year.
  • Annually, more than 23,000 people attend the SLO Little Theatre.

SLO Little Theatre’s Shows

Planning a trip to San Luis Obispo this holiday season? Discover SLO Little Theatre’s holiday productions and upcoming shows today!

Holiday Productions

A Christmas Story
| December 3 – December 23

  • Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m.

The Santaland Diaries | December 9 – 17

  • Fridays & Saturdays at 9:30 p.m.

Upcoming Shows & Events

Guys & Dolls
| February 17 – March 12, 2017

The Nerd | March 31 – April 16, 2017

Our Town | May 12 – May 28, 2017

Oliver! | June 16 – July 9, 2017