Located in downtown Vista, Avo Playhouse theater showcases local talent, hosting productions from performing arts academies and community groups. The theater features an outside decor of large purple planters, with a flowing fountain just across the street. Pictures of recent performances are displayed at the front of the building. Just inside, a small reception area leads to the traditional-style theater, which seats nearly 400 people. Tickets may be purchased in advance, by calling the theater, or one hour prior to show time.