San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose

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You can find out what shows, concerts and events are coming to the Center for the Performing Arts at http://sanjosetheaters.org/center-for-performing-arts.

Built in 1972 by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, this Art Deco theater offers large windows throughout the entryways filled with natural light, allowing spectacular views of downtown San Jose. Ample spacing throughout entry areas are ideal for cocktail receptions or registration tables.

A full-service Box Office makes ticketing quick and convenient for all performances programmed at the theater.

The private Ridder Lounge is a swanky reception area for 150, located adjacent to the outdoor courtyard. It comes equipped with built-in concessions and a bar area, making it a perfect space to host VIP cocktail parties, serve as an event media room, or accommodate a post-event reception.

The private President’s Club, located just off the main entrance, comes equipped with built-in concessions and a bar area accommodating up to 50 guests. The room provides easy access to the dressing rooms and backstage areas.

Events at the Center for the Performing Arts are supported by full staging facilities, reception, box office, concessions, coat check for patrons, rehearsal rooms, VIP reception areas, and an elegant, intimate after-theater area.

The theater features continental-style seating (including no center aisle) with 2,608 seats.

There are four other performing arts buildings that resemble this building, including one in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Center for the Performing Arts is home to Ballet San Jose and Broadway San Jose.

FAST FACTS:

* 2,608 seats (including 20 ADA spaces)

* Top-Notch Production Capabilities

* Stage Size (WxH): 144′ x 40′

* Stage Proscenium Opening (WxH): 59′ 8” x 24′

* 99,445 total sq. ft.

* Several Dressing Rooms

* Rehearsal Space and 2 Chorus Rooms
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  • Have seen 2 plays there recently. High balcony seats. Acoustics were good and viewing fine. Could bring binoculars if desired. Helpful staff. Easy for public transportation and car parking  more »
  • a good place to bring friends here, we would come back for the next month and I'm proud as San Jose we got one  more »
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  • The venue was wonderful. The symphony was first class. I wish the place had a central aisle. I bothered a lot of people getting out during the performance. The only downside was the recommended parking. While convenient, it cost $40.00 cash for about 3 hours. I may return for another symphony, but if I do, I will find alternative parking.
  • A visibly dated interior in need of a face lift, but the acoustics work and concerts sound good, even in the back. Drinks and snacks are overpriced ($4 small bottle of water) and the snacks are pint sized despite the full size price tag. Seats are reasonably comfortable.

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