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Black Hills Playhouse

24834 S Playhouse Rd, Custer, SD 57730-8328
+1 605-255-4141
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Oh what a beautiful evening

The show was classic and it was so cozy and close that it was a personable experience. The set was... read more

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Janis H
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Phoenix, Arizona
Oklahoma!

What a wonderful production I experienced on Wednesday evening at Black Hills Playhouse! Cute... read more

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Greg G
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Generations of playgoers have been delighted by this gem of a theater located near Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse in Custer State Park. This professional theatre, affiliated with the University of South Dakota, but managed by the Black Hills Playhouse, Inc has played since 1946 and is one of the oldest, continuously running summer stock programs in the country. Four to five incredible productions play throughout the summer Tuesday through Sunday. Descriptions and ratings of shows available at website. Beautiful picnic grounds, pre-order picnics, and concessions available. Park pass required on car for entry.
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24834 S Playhouse Rd, Custer, SD 57730-8328
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Reviewed yesterday

The show was classic and it was so cozy and close that it was a personable experience. The set was lovely and the acting was great. The small setting was enjoyable! Jeff Kingsburry was phenomenal..... I've enjoyed his performances over the years. Several of the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

What a wonderful production I experienced on Wednesday evening at Black Hills Playhouse! Cute theater in Custer State Park. The cast was outstanding! Loved how you involved the audience members on stage. What a hoot! I will highly recommend anyone that I know that is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

REALLY DISAPPOINTED! Singing lame, humor flat. Thought this play was very juvenile! Recommend you save your money!More

Thank pamandram
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Linda A, General Manager at Black Hills Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. We recommend that people check out reviews of current plays and kids’ pages on our website to get a sense of if material is to their taste before purchasing tickets. Not every piece of theatre is for everyone, but we want...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very funny play about a spelling bee competition. The actors were perfectly type cast and encouraged audience participation. The playhouse is located in a remote area of Custer State Park so a little challenging to get back to the city in the dark. There was...More

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Linda A, General Manager at Black Hills Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and for taking time to recommend the BHP. Best wishes and we hope we see you again!

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

I was fortunate in having the opportunity to attend all performances from 1998, 1999, and 2000. This was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I say this not because the actors were professionals, but quite the opposit, they were students (under the leadership...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

I have been there many times for plays - only one I did not care for. The Playhouse is very clean and friendly. Make reservations.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Intimate setting. No bad seats. Quality acting. Marvelous way to spend a couple hours beng entertained.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We caught the last show of 2017. Great entertainment for kids and adults, several people were called up on stage to participate. A fun night.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

I saw two shows last year, and had a good time. Shows were fun, and you can bring a picnic for before hand and intermission, or grab some concession. Remember your park pass

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This is the first time we visited the play house and we weren't disappointed. Acting was great. Setting was beautiful. Plan on attending next summer when we return to the Hills.

Thank Marlys R
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Linda A, General Manager at Black Hills Playhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thanks so much for your review Marlys! We look forward to seeing you next year!

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loveeating65
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Response from Linda A | Property representative |
Hello! Thanks for your inquiry! This is an indoor 327-seat theatre with air conditioning.
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Kayla R
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Response from Linda A | Property representative |
It is a good idea to have reservations so you get the best seat, but not always necessary. Thursday through Sunday tend to be busiest days, especially during musicals. Best way to get the schedule is to visit our... More
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