Atascadero Printery Future Plans

Take a sneak peek at what we have planned for the 16,000+ Square Feet of the Atascadero Printery building and grounds.


The West End

A Modern Community Theater

Printery Museum

Learn about the history of printing

Community Spaces

Meeting and activity spaces


Causes supported by APF

The West End (Theater)

The West end of the Printery Building and the West side of the Printery grounds has been dedicated, primarily, to a center for performing arts.  Some of the highlights are listed here. 

For more details, follow the links below to the Theater project details.

  • Large Indoor Stage (50 ft+)
  • Outdoor Stage
  • Green Rooms
  • Dressing Rooms
  • Loading Areas
  • Stadium Seating
  • Dinner Theater Options
  • Lobby and Concessions
  • Grand Decorated Entrance
  • Raised Stage
  • Modern Lighting and Sound
  • Full Height Fly System
  • Tech Booth
  • Audio and Video Recording
  • A.D.A Access

Printery and Print/Communications Museum

Honoring the original purpose of the building, the Printery museum will focus on the history of printing.  Some of the highlights are below. 

Check out the links for details about the museum, or to get started with online history.

  • Historical printing presses and related
    pre-press equipment
  • Typesetting, pre-press, press equipment
    for hands on learning
  • Interactive Exhibits


  • Knowledgeable Staff
  • Cutting Edge Technology (VR/AR)
  • Partnership with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Training and Education

Community and Activity Spaces

More than 16,000 square feet of building space on an acre of land means that the Printery provides a variety of different general use spaces for community groups and individuals. 

  • Small Offices or Studios
  • Banquet Halls
  • Practice Rooms
  • Chamber Hall (music)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Presentation Technology
  • Lighting and Sound (limited)
  • Available Seating and Tables
  • Portable Dance Floor
  • Outdoor Garden Area
  • Large Open Outdoor Space
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Stage

Programs and Causes

The Atascadero Printery Foundation plans to support specific programs and causes.  Some highlights are listed here, with links to more details below.

  • Provide Space for Meetings/Classes/Programs
  • Host events
  • Sponsor Groups


  • Education
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Printing and Communications
  • Community Non-Profits (provide facilities)
  • Local Performance Groups
  • Focus on Under-served Communities
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