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


  • May 24 & 25 at 8   p.m..Keith Lowell Jensen  brings his new Stand-up Comedy Show  "WHAT I WAS RRESTED FOR'  Tickets $20.  Go to WhatIWasArrestedFor.brownpapertickets.com
  • May 31 - June 9: Two plays by Judge Ron Tochterman, "Innocence" directed by Leo McElroy and "Guilt" directed by Janelle Kauffman, Thurs & Fri. at 8 p.m, Saturdays at 6:30 and Sundays at 2 pm.  Tickets $25:  call 916 521-9959 or email alantruax@sbcglobal.net .  o r call 916 521-9959.
  • June 18 at 8 p.m.   Steven Strafford is doing his one-man show "METHTACULAR!" with Graham Sobeman accompanying on the piano. Ticket $25 at https://methtacular.brownpapertickets.com Steven Strafford's hilarious and harrowing autobiographical account of his 3 years as a crystal meth addict in Chicago. Through comedy, songs, and plenty of honest storytelling, Straford brings audiences on a journey through the chemical highs, devastating lows, and ultimately, redemptions from his drug addled, sex craz
  • ed life.  Original Music by Wm. TN Hall Wade Elkins, and Vance Gilbert.  Musical Arrangements by John McDaniel
  • June  22  & July 20 Evening:  An Iranian Musical featuring the female voice.  For tickets, go on line at www.owrangcompany.com/tickets.html.  Info at 1-999-699-3438
  • Aug. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 evenings:  "City of Trees" a play written and produced by Johanna Pugh
  • Sept. 4 - 8 evenings and mates on Sat & Sun.   :  Cabaret Festival by the Samanticstacular.bownpapertickets.com 

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W J Geery Theater

2130 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95816, US

(916) 446-4618