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Known as the “Jewel of the Missions,” Mission San Juan Capistrano is a historic landmark and museum that features permanent exhibits with original artifacts as well as traveling and temporary exhibits. Orange County’s only Mission, the site is home to Serra Chapel, The Ruins of the Great Stone Church and the original padres’ quarters of the South Wing and promotes faith, education, preservation and cultural event programming. Founded on November 1, 1776, by Saint Junípero Serra as the seventh of twenty-one California missions established by Spain, Mission San Juan Capistrano is owned by the Diocese of Orange and receives no church or state funding. The Mission Preservation Foundation, comprised of business and community leaders, is its fundraising entity committed to ensuring education, preservation and its long-term historic and religious significance. Learn more.

Conveniently located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, close to the freeway and airport and walking distance from the train depot.


Press Releases

June 24, 2024
2024 Outside SCR Production The Old Man and The Old Moon Returns to Mission San Juan Capistrano July 20 – August 11

Embark on a grand adventure this summer at historic Mission San Juan Capistrano as South Coast Repertory and its popular Outside SCR presents the epic tale of The Old Man and The Old Moon, book, music and lyrics by Pigpen Theatre Co. The fourth summer of theatre under the stars at Mission San Juan runs July 20 – August 11, 2024.

Mission San Juan Capistrano is eager to welcome back audiences for a fantastic summer showing of The Old Man and The Old Moon in its historic Central Courtyard. This lively tale will captivate audiences of all ages in a setting that is unparalleled,” said Mission San Juan Capistrano Executive Director Mechelle Lawrence Adams.

Directed by SCR Associate Artistic Director Kim Martin-Cotton, The Old Man and The Old Moon takes audiences on an epic adventure across land, sea and sky—all in the name of love. Indie-folk music and ingenious staging transform this tall tale into a thrilling theatrical event like no other.

The Old Man and the Old Moon is a magical adventure told by a shapeshifting indie-folk band that sails us across the sea, flies us into the stars and dives us into the belly of a giant fish—all in the pursuit of love,” Martin-Cotten said. “I am delighted we will be sharing this transformational tale in the gorgeous Mission setting for audiences of all ages.”

Ticket prices range from $35-$60, with special pricing for those age 25 and under. Single tickets are on sale now, either online at www.scr.org or by phone at (714) 708-5555. More information is available at www.scr.org.

The Outside SCR production of The Old Man and The Old Moon runs on select evenings from July 20 – August 11, 2024 and all performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Mission San Juan Capistrano is located at 26801 Old Mission Road in San Juan Capistrano.

About Mission San Juan Capistrano
Known as the “Jewel of the Missions,” Mission San Juan Capistrano is a historic landmark and museum that features exhibits, five-language audio tour, festivals and public programming. As Orange County’s only mission, the site is home to Serra Chapel, the Ruins of The Great Stone Church (circa 1796) and original padres’ quarters.

Founded on November 1, 1776, by Saint Junipero Serra as the seventh of 21 California missions established by Spain, Mission San Juan Capistrano is owned by the Diocese of Orange and receives no church or state funding. The Mission Preservation Foundation, comprised of business and community leaders, is its fundraising entity committed to ensuring education, preservation and its long-term historic and religious significance.

About South Coast Repertory
Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, founded in 1964, is led by Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei. SCR is widely recognized as one of the leading professional theatres in the United States. While its productions represent a balance of classic and modern plays and musicals, SCR is renowned for its extensive new-play development program—The Lab@SCR—which includes one of the nation’s largest commissioning programs for emerging, mid-career and established writers. Of SCR’s more than 500 productions, one-quarter have been world premieres. SCR-developed works have garnered two Pulitzer Prizes and eight Pulitzer nominations, several Obie Awards and scores of major new-play awards. Located in Costa Mesa, Calif., SCR is home to the 507-seat Segerstrom Stage, the 336-seat Julianne Argyros Stage and the 94-seat Nicholas Studio. www.scr.org


Archives

April 17, 2024
Mission San Juan Capistrano to Host Homefront America Field of Honor® Featuring over 450 American Flags

February 15, 2024
Mission San Juan Capistrano to Celebrate St. Joseph’s Day & Return of the Swallows on March 19

November 15, 2023
Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Capistrano Lights: Mission in Lights Opens December 3 with Theme Bigger ~ Better ~ Brighter!

September 29, 2023
Romance of the Mission Gala Honors the Walker Family/Farmers & Merchants Bank Raising Nearly $280K for Preservation and Education

July 24, 2023
Mission San Juan Capistrano Announces New Student Education Program and Audio Tour

June 23, 2023
Mambo, Salsa & Theatre Under the Stars at South Coast Repertory’s Outside SCR Production of La Havana Madrid at Mission San Juan Capistrano

April 26, 2023
Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Romance of the Mission Gala to Honor Farmers & Merchants Bank and the Walker Family

February 21, 2023
Mission San Juan Capistrano Announces St. Joseph’s Day and Return of the Swallows Celebration on March 19

February 1, 2023
Mission San Juan to Offer Exclusive VIP Guided Tours

December 12, 2022
Mission San Juan Welcomes Trevor Baird and Seth Teigen as Newest Mission Preservation Foundation Board Members

November 11, 2022
Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Annual Capistrano Lights Opens December 3 with New Holiday Traditions

September 21, 2022
Mission Preservation Foundation’s Stunning Benefit Gala Raises $772K While Celebrating Honorees Joan and Bill Cvengros

June 22, 2022
Outside SCR Returns to Mission San Juan Capistrano with South Coast Repertory’s Production of Million Dollar Quartet July 30-Aug. 21

March 17, 2022
Mission San Juan Capistrano Welcomes Darren O. Aitken to the Mission Preservation Foundation Board

February 2, 2022
Mission San Juan Capistrano Return of the Swallows Celebration

October 25, 2021
Mission San Juan Capistrano Announces ‘Capistrano Lights Returns’ Holiday Festivities

September 20, 2021
Mission Celebrates its Open Doors at Benefit Gala Honoring Connie and Dr. Peter Spenuzza

August 6, 2021
‘Finding Inspiration: The Gardens at Mission San Juan Capistrano’ Honors the Late Madeline Martin Swinden and Inspires New Audio Tour

April 20, 2021
Mission San Juan Capistrano to Host Homefront America’s ‘Field of Honor®’ Flag Display During Memorial Day Weekend

March 9, 2021
Celebrate St. Joseph Day and Return of the Swallows with Mission San Juan Capistrano Virtually or In-Person

January 28, 2021
Historic California Landmark Mission San Juan Capistrano and Gardens Announces Reopening


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For media inquiries, including a press kit, press photos or media trip requests, please contact: 
Kristin Bolda, Marketing Brand Director
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(949) 234-1313
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Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.
Closed for Annual Gala on September 13, 2024.
Closed early on Good Friday.
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