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San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

225 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113-2004
+1 408-792-4542
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Very nice venue

I've gone to many performances at the the SJ CPA. It has good acoustics and there's not a bad seat... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
SeeTheW0rld62
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Sunnyvale, California
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Beautiful venue!

We love the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts! It is beautiful, and we are there about once... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Diane H
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San Jose, California
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The Center for the Performing Arts is managed and operated by San Jose Theaters, a division of Team San Jose. It hosts major performances from Broadway San Jose and other organizations. It has 2,608 seats, including 20 ADA-compliant spaces.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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225 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113-2004
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"season ticket holders"
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"book of mormon"
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"during intermission"
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"jersey boys"
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"great acoustics"
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"phantom of the opera"
in 2 reviews
"end seats"
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"lovely facility"
in 2 reviews
"quarter mile walk"
in 2 reviews
"middle seat"
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"paper tickets"
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"no cameras allowed"
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"packed like sardines"
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"nosebleed seats"
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"musical numbers"
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"shoreline amphitheater"
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"pain in the neck"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I've gone to many performances at the the SJ CPA. It has good acoustics and there's not a bad seat, at least not in the orchestra. I don't think I've ever sat in the balcony. The only aisles are in the sides so if you...More

Thank SeeTheW0rld62
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We love the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts! It is beautiful, and we are there about once a month for events. We have tickets to the musical reviews and it is the perfect place to see musicals, etc.

Thank Diane H
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This is a lovely smaller venue. Great location, friendly staff and not a bad seat in the house. There are ample restrooms inside and outside and places to grab a quick snack or drink. Only complaint is the rows are very long and there isn't...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We are season ticket holders for Broadway San Jose. Have never been disappointed! Last night we saw Rent which was excellent. I took my 6 year old grandson here to see Little Mermaid and he loved it, next month, I’m taking my 11 year old...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Lovely venue, with some charm of provinciality and at the same time trying to find its oven, unique way to the hearts of Silicon Valley community. It's hard to do being so close to San Francisco and Berkley, but they're making good moves. Go for...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Saw the nutcracker performance. It was the Moscow performance. Very nice. The theater is very nice. Not at large as some other theaters. All seats have good views. We sat in row 12 seats 24 n 26. Even numbers on left side. Number start from...More

Thank Gary N
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Lovely facility with plenty of parking options nearby. Accessible by train and light rail. Restaurants and clubs nearby. Great acoustics and seating gives good views from most seats. Affordable tickets prices to quality entertainment. We go often.

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

The play “Beautiful” was a fun, upbeat play depicting songwriter/singer Carol King’s career. This performing arts venue offered very good stage view from all angles. The orchestra area did not have a middle isle for easier ingress/egress. Each row is thus a very, long row...More

Thank Bill F
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

I have been audience and performer at this place, haven seen any update in the last 10 years. Especially the greenroom and seats for audience, the second floor doesn't have the safety net or rails, so be careful if you have little kids.

Thank Khac-Quan N
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

I am a season ticket holder in the balcony. The acoustics here are amazing, the staff are super friendly, the seats are comfortable (I don't find myself shifting throughout the show), and the line-up each season totally rocks! If you have an opportunity to see...More

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Tamara D
4 July 2017|
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Response from ImGeoff2 | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on what event you're considering, as they all vary in price. It would be best to contact the box office and ask them what pricing options they have for the event you would like to attend.
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Response from Marilyn H | Reviewed this property |
We like to eat at The Old Spaghetti Factory - 51 N. San Pedro - plenty of parking on street and city lot - a little bit of a walk - about 6 blocks - but worth it.
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