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The City National Civic

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Peter Cetera show! Good sound, Great venue !! Historical site

Went first time to City National Civic Center.Enjoy the show , sound an seat. To start the place... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2018
Walnut Creek, California
Awesome small historic theater. Every seat is a great seat

Took in Earth Wind and Fire here and loved it. Note that 200 seating starts on the floor level... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2018
Gary K
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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The City National Civic is managed and operated by San Jose Theaters, a division of Team San Jose. Built in 1936, it is a Spanish Mission style dual-level venue that hosts a variety of events including concerts from major touring artists, as well as...more
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135 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113-2006
+1 408-792-4542
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

Went first time to City National Civic Center.Enjoy the show , sound an seat. To start the place was 1/2 to 3/4 full.Why i do not know the man is a total professional. etc etc.But my points must be considered as for how easy i...More

2  Thank bynner
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Took in Earth Wind and Fire here and loved it. Note that 200 seating starts on the floor level. Same as 100 series seats. The 300 series are up one level on the balcony. No obstructed views and even the far away seats are excellent...More

Thank Gary K
Reviewed January 20, 2018

This venue is simply fabulous and so 'old school'...a gem for generations to come. The Civic received a make-over and new 'corporate name' (City National). Bring your camera to take shots of the vintage spanish tiles, photos of old acts that sang there, and beautiful...More

2  Thank linda k
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

We took our kids to see Kidz Bop. The prices were reasonable. If you purchased any tickets in the first five rows toward the stage were very good seats even the seats on the side and up in the bleachers were also very good as...More

4  Thank Angela A
Reviewed May 16, 2017

What a beautiful building and venue. My husband, son and I traveled from Las Vegas to attend a show for my son's favorite Youtube personality. We were not disappointed.

1  Thank chainsawbaby
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

We booked late to see Il Vovo and got seats in section 308 - up the back of the back! Turns out the theatre is not massive and these tickets were not only cheap but we had a fantastic view. Staff were great and the...More

Thank lovinthefreedom
Reviewed January 9, 2017

There is really not a bad seat in the house in the Civic. Nicely restored vintage venue that has that old time exciting feel that you are going to see something special. Look to the seats on the sides for the best spots, you are...More

Thank mmoguls
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Saw Dancing With The Stars here last night. We were in the first level up from the stage, two rows up from ground. Actually perfect seats. On the ground, unless you are in the first few rows, you cannot see the stage as well. Section...More

Thank Marcia K
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Took my wife for a sold out concert of one of her favorite artists. Beautiful historic building. As others have said, the interior reminded me of a high school of college auditorium from the 40's or 50's. Never truly felt crowded, even though it was...More

Thank Pedro S
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We most recently went to the Tony Bennett concert. Sat on the main floor. To have a view of the stage you have to position yourself to look between the people in the row in front of you. Seating is all one level. Upper seating...More

2  Thank LosCaboscouple
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Response from Heather R | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the performer. Some allow pictures, some allow no photography or videos. I'd suggest checking with the performer directly, or contact the venue to determine what might be prohibited....