Moonlight Stage Productions

Moonlight Stage Productions, an award-winning regional musical theater, is located in the North San Diego suburb of Vista, California. Moonlight Stage Productions offers Broadway musicals under the stars during the summer months in the Moonlight Amphitheater and a diverse line-up of comedies, dramas and small-scale musicals during the winter months in the Avo Playhouse.

Rent the AVO Playhouse


AVO Playhouse

The AVO Playhouse is available for rentals year-round and is an ideal venue for any type of event from corporate meetings or lectures, to full production Broadway musicals. The AVO is a fully equipped performance venue (lighting and sound systems) with a 382 seat auditorium, an elevated stage, and back stage dressing rooms with restrooms. The AVO also features a concession bar and large restrooms in the lobby.


Built in 1948 as a neighborhood movie house, the AVO Playhouse was purchased by the City of Vista and elegantly restored to accommodate live performances in 1995. Annually, over forty thousand people are entertained at the AVO. Several dance companies and children's theatre organizations grace the stage regularly as does Moonlight at the Avo, a winter season of plays and musicals produced by Moonlight Stage Productions. The AVO is also a community service facility hosting city-sponsored gatherings, social service organization meetings, and school graduations.

Rental rates are affordable and available on an hourly basis. All rentals include a facilities supervisor and access to all of the available equipment and theatrical spaces. Additional technical staff, ticketing services and event insurance is also available through the City of Vista’s Cultural Arts Department.

For information about renting the AVO Playhouse, please contact Robert Tannenbaum, 760.726.1340 ext 1525.

  • All rentals include a facilitator on-site for the event and use of all technical equipment
  • Additional technicians can be hired through Moonlight Stage productions at $25 per hour
  • Event insurance of $1,000,000 is required for all events and can be obtained through the City of Vista
  • VisTix ticketing service is available to handle all ticketing needs and provide box office support to all rental events at the AVO Playhouse


Once the application materials have been completed and returned, the fee category will be determined and the facility use permit will be issued.

Rental Application

View tech specs of the Avo Playhouse

Download facility usage rules


Our ticketing service, VisTix, is available to assist you. VisTix assures renters an over-the-counter service Mon - Fri, Noon - 5 pm, as well as ticket purchases over the phone, online at, and at the door the day of the event. For more information about VisTix services call 760.724.2110.

Share |

Join the Group »

Join Our Mailing List Join our Mailing List

    Sign up Here