Welcome to W J Geery Theater

49 seat theater in Midtown, Sacramento, since 1996


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About Our Venue

The W. J. Geery Theater is located in this 1899 historic Victorian in which the Pease Conservatory of Music has existed since 1921.  This was and is the recital hall which also became a venue for plays in the 1970s when the Sacramento Experimental Theater leased the hall and became in 1986 the Show Below that produced award winning plays until 1995. Wm. J. " Bill" Geery was the actor & singer who owned the building and was the step-father of the current owners, Diane Davidson Heinzer and the family trust of  her deceased sister, Joan Bales.  Bill's aunt and uncle were Mr. & Mrs. Pease who established the Pease Conservatory of Music. 

A Variety of Events

The W. J. Geery Theater is wonderful for intimate plays and still great for award winning original plays, such as "Echoes in the Heart".   The concert grand piano is great for  musicals, concerts, small operas, recitals of music students,   Stand -up comedians have filled the theater with laughter. Graham Sobelman produced his  first "Grahamaramas" here for over two years.   And the Samantics still perform some of their hilarious and unusual cabarets here.  

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Upcoming events in 2019


  • Aug. 25, afternoon:  Recitals by students of Ariel Lee
  • Aug. 31 "TINY STAGE BIG ARTISTS"  a variety show by and for performing artists.  8 PM & 10 PM. for tickets $5 go to  www.empireartscollective.com
  • Sept. 4 - 8 evenings and matinees on Sat & Sun.   :  Cabaret Festival by the Samanticstacular.bownpapertickets.com 
  • Oct. 12, Evening:   "The Breast Monologues" by Tia ElliottMusical.  F
  • Oct. 26 evening:  Cabaret by Nathan Temby
  • Oct. 27 afternoon:  Recitals by students of Carol Allen
  • Nov. 2 & 3 evening "I'm Falling Apart" musical one-man show by Michal Dane
  • Nov. 7, 8,9, & 10:  "Naughty Marietta" a concert version by the Samantics
  • Nov. 17, afternoon:  Recitals of Students of Anna Adamov
  • Nov 22, 23, 24 evenings, Concerts by Larry Cohn


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W J Geery Theater

2130 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95816, US

916 448-9019 or 916 469-9852