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California Theatre

345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2804
+1 408-792-4111
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The California Theater

Beautiful venue with great sound and sight lines. A wonderful place to see an opera, lecture, or... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2015
San Jose, California
Bravo Opera San Jose

Opera San Jose will begin its opening 2015/16 Season on September 12 with TOSCA. OperaSJ is a... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2015
San Jose, California
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The California Theatre in San Jose, California is managed and operated by San Jose Theaters, a division of Team San Jose. It regularly hosts major performances from Opera San Jose, Symphony Silicon Valley and other organizations. This beautiful theatre, originally built in 1927 and renovated starting in 2001, marries the opulence of its movie palace origins with state-of-the-art performing arts venue attributes. The California Theatre is Available to Rent * 1,122 seating capacity, with up to 14 wheelchair areas * State-of-the-art production and audio visual technology * Stage Size: 90'x40' * Several dressing rooms
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345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2804
+1 408-792-4111
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

Beautiful venue with great sound and sight lines. A wonderful place to see an opera, lecture, or special event.

Thank psantana
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Opera San Jose will begin its opening 2015/16 Season on September 12 with TOSCA. OperaSJ is a precious treasure for our community of all ages. Not to missed also is Larry Hancock's pre-show talk about the upcoming opera.

Thank Marilyn1243
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Came for a Chris Hardwick comedy show. Beautiful old theater. Easy parking, and we found street parking for $1.50! Easy access. Great venue for a show!

Thank 978deniseh
Reviewed 19 July 2015

If you have the time to coach a concert or performance in this restored theatre it is well worth the time. It is simply beautiful. One of the most enjoyable concerts I have attended and one of the most beautiful hall - with great sound...More

Thank L0calO
Reviewed 10 July 2015

The elegant decor, excellent acoustics, and superb lighting make the California Theatre the perfect venue for the exceptional artists Larry Hancock selects for Opera San Jose. Larry's informative presentations before each performance are filled with content about the composer and the story, His remarks are...More

Thank Venna B
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The beautifully restored California Theater is a delight. We attend symphony performances there. The acoustics are excellent, the seating is comfortable.

Thank thomasmN5086QS
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The California Theater is a not to be missed stop when in San Jose. The Symphony Silicon Valley and Opera San Jose call it home but there are many other oppotunities to enjoy the beautifully restored theater, There are two organs,, one in the lobby...More

Thank bbon2ur
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The restored California Theater is gorgeous. Many groups and events use the theater throughout the year. We have both Opera and Symphony tickets and the acoustics are great. Several times a year they show movies on a big screen set up on the stage. Much...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 30 June 2015

If you have an opportunity to attend an opera or any other performance at the California Theatre, seize it. It has been lovingly restored and is an absolutely beautiful venue, small enough for all seats to be good, and beautifully appointed.

Thank wanderer408
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We have been to several events at the California Theater, all were well staged in the beautiful art-deco venue. Parking is easy under the San Jose Convention center.

Thank BobFromSanJose
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