Welcome to W J Geery Theater

49 seat theater in Midtown, Sacramento, since 1996


About Us

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


  • April 26  at 7 p.m.  is "The Story of An Exhibition"  An Iranian Musical featuring the female voice,  April 27 at 7:30 and April 28 at 5:30 is an Iranian comedy names "The Tale of Cleopatra's Accident and the Welcoming of Boozineh Jan o Dolleh in the City of Hardambil". Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door.  Go on line at www.owrangcompany.com/tickets.html. Or phone Info 1-888-688-3438
  • May 2,3, evenings, 4 matinee:  A Play by the Capital Innovations Academy
  • May 10 evening and May 1 1 matinee, Capital Opera production
  • May 17, evening:  Recitals by students of Michael LaPlante
  • May 19:  afternoon, Piano Recitals by students of Mary Louise Brown
  • May 24 & 25 at 8  and 10 p.m..Keith Lowell Jensen  in his new Stand-up Comedy Show  Ticket info to come.
  • 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 evening:  Steven Strafford is doing his one-man show "METHTACULAR!" with Graham Sobeman accompanying on the piano
  • 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 Johan

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W J Geery Theater

2130 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95816, US

(916) 446-4618