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Pewter Plough Playhouse

Pewter Plough Playhouse. See entertaining live stage plays in an intimate, historical setting, when you visit the iconic Pewter Plough Playhouse. Established in 1976.

History Of Pewter Plough Playhouse

The Cambria property formerly known as the Pewter Plough Playhouse is for sale. Again.

But entertainment still will be staged at the J. Buckley Theater, according to the man who holds the lease on the restaurant and theater.

The property went on the market May 4. Listing agent Alex De Alba of Cambria said a few days later that some local and out-of-town prospects had already inquired, but no offers had come in yet.

The asking price is $1.195 million for the two parcels of land, the more than 3,500-square-foot building (some of which dates back to 1920) and a small, two-story storage barn in back. It was listed last August for $1.3 million.

Jim Buckley, founder of Cambria’s Pewter Plough Playhouse, has died.

Jim Buckley, founder of Cambria’s Pewter Plough Playhouse, has died

Jim Buckley, founder and driving force behind Cambria’s Pewter Plough Playhouse for nearly four decades, died Wednesday afternoon at the age of 102.

Rebecca Buckley announced her husband’s death on her Facebook page: “He slipped away easily, no struggle, no pain.”

She did not state a cause of death, but Buckley had been in declining health in recent months. According to longtime friend and playhouse Treasurer Viv Goff, he had spent about the past three months in hospice care.

“His body just was breaking down in every way,” she said. “His body failed him, but his mind never did.”

Last show of Pewter Plough Playhouse

“The hilarity never lets up!” – The Village Voice
“A laugh filled hoot” – The New York Times

Gala Champagne Opening Night, Sat, Nov 22, 7:30pm, incl a special after-show party with champagne, desserts and live music. $25.
Preview Night Fri, Nov 21, 7:30pm, $15.
Continuing on all Fri’s & Sat’s, at 7:30pm. All Sun Matinees, at 3pm, in Dec.
Reg $20; Seniors & Students $18; Fri’s everyone $15. Thru Dec 31.

Wine Bar Lounge with Live Music. On Friday and Saturday evenings there is live music, during intermission and after-show, with pianist/vocalist Dave Manion.

Cause of selling The Playhouse

The Pewter Plough Playhouse is still for sale. And the owner is still planning for a 2018 season.

Owner Rebecca Buckley announced in August that she’d put the Cambria playhouse up for sale at an asking price of $1.3 million.

“I just don’t have it in me anymore to run a business,” she said at the time, adding that she “ran out of money” and planned to relocate to her native Oxnard.

The announcement came shortly after Buckley, 77, said she was canceling the vast majority of musical programs at the Plough, effective immediately.

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Pewter Plough Playhouse
824 Main St
Cambria, California 93428