The Hosts

Pasadena Playhouse

The Pasadena Playhouse is a place where people have gathered for 100 years to experience bold and important theater. We are one of the most prolific theaters in American history with a legacy of profound theatrical impact and courageous new work. As the state theater of California, our mission is to enrich people’s lives through theater, community programs and learning.

Playhouse District Association

The Playhouse District Association’s mission is to enhance the economic vitality of the Playhouse District as Pasadena’s center for culture, commerce, and community. The Playhouse District Association manages a 32-block area in the heart of Downtown Pasadena, providing special services to property owners, including clean and safe programs, marketing and special events, and planning and advocacy.

Getting There

Location and entry

The Playhouse Block Party is located at El Molino Ave. and Colorado Blvd. Use 39 S. El Molino Ave. in Pasadena for directions.


The Playhouse District has many public and private parking options conveniently located near the Playhouse Block Party. Use the interactive map to explore all of your parking options.  Parking rates and hours may vary, so confirm on site.

Public Transportation

Metro Gold Line

Go Metro to Playhouse Block Party! Take the Metro Gold Line to Lake Station and walk or bike to the event on El Molino and Colorado. For your best route, fare information, or more info, visit the Metro Trip Planner or call 323/GO.METRO (323/466.3876).


The City of Pasadena’s bus system, Pasadena Transit Route 10 travels throughout the downtown area. The Foothill Transit and Metro buses also operate throughout the city. Visit their sites for specific route information.


What is it?

The Playhouse Block Party is a celebration of arts and culture as Pasadena Playhouse celebrates its centennial anniversary with a FREE block party on El Molino, in partnership with the Playhouse District Association.

When is it?

The Playhouse Block Party takes place from 12 noon – 10 pm on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Where is it?

The Playhouse Block Party is located at El Molino Ave. and Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena.

Who puts it on?

Playhouse Block Party is produced and organized by Pasadena Playhouse and Playhouse District Association.

Where do I park?

There are numerous parking garages, and surface lots, as well as on street metered parking.  For more information, click here.

Can I take Public Transportation to the Playhouse Block Party?

Options to the Playhouse Block Party include the city-run Pasadena Transit, the Foothill Transit and the Metro Gold Line and buses. For more information and routes, click here.

Can I bring my pet to the Playhouse Block Party?

Your leashed pet is welcome in the outdoor areas. However, only service animals are allowed in venues.

What is the alcohol policy for the Playhouse Block Party?

No Alcohol can be taken in or out of event area. Alcohol will be on sale at the Block Party but you must obtain a 21 + over drinking wristband to purchase and consume alcohol. Tickets for alcohol can be purchased at designated ID check booths.

Is smoking allowed at the Playhouse Block Party?

No smoking is permitted at the event.

Is it kid friendly?

YES! Families can enjoy activities in the Kids’ Zone centered around a stage erected in the Playhouse Courtyard. Throughout the day, guests of all ages can experience interactive and immersive activity booths created by community partners and local art organizations.  

Are any items prohibited at the Playhouse Block Party? 

Firearms, drugs, weapons, sharp objects, glass containers, etc. are not allowed at the event. Large bags and backpacks are subject to search and may not be allowed.

Other Questions? Email Us

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