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June 18 - July 11, 2021

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is celebrating is 25 years of being a pop culture phenomenon.

2021-22 Season

June 18 – July 11, 2021

August 6-22, 2021

Sept. 10 – Oct. 3, 2021

Oct. 22 – Nov. 14, 2021

December 2 – 19, 2021

Jan. 14 – Feb. 6, 2022

Feb. 25 – March 20, 2022

April 8 – May 1, 2022

The Reviews Are In…


Saw a truly wonderful production of, a chorus line, last week with a friend. Great, great, great production. The acting corps were truly wonderful. The singing was beautiful  the emotions were raw and heartfelt.

– Lamar K.


Comfortable theater. Fantastic talent. We’ve had 2 enjoyable experiences here. Looking forward to many more plays and performances. Good job everyone!!

– Barbara S.


More so that any other community theater, Ovation embraces the idea of going beyond theatrical productions. With concerts and comedy, the 19th Street venue hosts various forms of entertainment.


About Us

The Ovation Repertory Theatre is a semi-professional theater offering the community professional quality productions.

We are an organization ahead of the curve, unafraid to take chances with our art to impact the community as well as push the art form of theatre in Bakersfield forward. We believe theatre is an important element of entertainment in Bakersfield and must be continued at all costs.

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1622 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301