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The Ernest Borgnine Theatre is Long Beach’s premier medium sized theatre. Constructed in the Renaissance style and housed within the Long Beach Scottish Rite Event Center, its décor is both timeless and elegant. It boasts an 800 seat capacity composed of both orchestra level seats and a balcony. There are over 70 hand-painted backdrops to choose from that were created in Hollywood in the 1920’s. These backdrops have a wide array of themes so as to fit many different types of productions. Our sound system consists of a 36 channel sound board with the capability to use up to 16 wireless microphones. There are also many additional options for lighting such as spots and stage floor lights. We have a large Green Room with televisions to keep your cues on track as well as an extra-large dressing room complete with vanity style mirrors. We have two grand pianos available in addition to the vintage pipe organ that has just been fully refurbished. This organ is one of only two known to exist in the City of Long Beach and the sound is majestic. Productions that we have previously housed include Into The Woods, Frankenstein The Musical, Nunsense and South Coast Chorale’s version of Sweeny Todd, Queeny Todd.

Besides musical theater, we have also hosted various dance recitals, beauty pageants, film festivals, double grand piano concerts and school productions. Some organizations that regularly utilize our space include Rock For Vets, South Coast Chorale, Long Beach Poly High School’s annual music awards, the Golden Sands Chorus and the YMCA Youth Institute. Our space is ideal for any type of production you can imagine and we can help you make it one to remember.

Ernest Borgnine Theatre

Long Beach California's best kept secret, since 1926.
A beautiful Live Theatre, Event Center and
Concert Venue with a capacity to seat 800.

Welcome to

      The Ernest Borgnine Theater

Tim Cable, quick introduction on the Ernest Borgnine Theatre,

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Ernest Borgnine Theatre


​855 Elm AVe, long beach, CA. 90813

'One hell of a great venue for live concerts, thanks....'

Corporate Functions
From Corporate events to private parties, this place has it all.

Off Broadway Shows
from Fiddler on the Roof to Nunsense

to Chess the Musical.