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Montalvo Arts Center

15400 Montalvo Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070-6327
+1 408-961-5800
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Really pretty venue

This property is great to spend an hour, or a few, just walking around, or hiking some trails in... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2016
Saratoga, California
via mobile
Not for the art, but for the trails and grounds

I've visited Montalvo on countless occasions for performances, the trails and the art. The main... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2016
Steve A
Saratoga, California
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A Mediterranean-style villa with intricate gardens and grounds, which also includes an artists residency, a small gallery, hiking trails, and both indoor and outdoor theatres for concerts and performances.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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15400 Montalvo Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070-6327
+1 408-961-5800
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This property is great to spend an hour, or a few, just walking around, or hiking some trails in the back. Ample free parking. Used to have GREAT jazz concerts in the evenings. Now, just mediocre, although the venue is still magnificent for an evening...More

Thank RichB89600
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I've visited Montalvo on countless occasions for performances, the trails and the art. The main draw for me are the grounds for a picnic out on the expansive lawn and the trails which are shaded by many redwood trees. Even in the rain the trails...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Excellent outdoor comedy show. The show we went to had assigned seating with plenty of room. We parked at the West Valley College as recommended and that worked out very well. If we see another concert here we will do that again. They had fine...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Thank you to Senator James Phelps for gifting his marvelous estate to the community of Saratoga. It is truly the anchor of the arts community here and offers opportunities for the public to experience and interact with a wide variety of artists via residencies, classes,...More

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We attended a concert here for the first time last night and thought the entire facility was beautiful. We planned to return for lots more concerts and to do some hiking. The outdoor amphitheater (1400 seats so it's nice and small) was wonderful. However, as...More

3  Thank baycyd
Reviewed 30 August 2015

On weekdays, free parking is plentiful. Parking Lot 4 is closest to the trails. Clean bathrooms are available near the start of the trails. Although hilly, the trails aren't steep. Lots of people walking dogs, many off leash, so be aware. A bay tree had...More

Thank NapiliR
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is a beautiful spot. Great for taking p ictures hiking and enoying good music in their theatre.

Thank Estelle K
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Ideally, the Montalvo Art Center would be perfect for a wedding. Other than that, it's worth it to ruin the lawn and park on it instead of parking at the local college and getting shuttled over to the center. I do not know if there...More

Thank TessMcCarthy1
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

No bad seats in this great outdoor theater in the woods. Reasonable prices for such a nice area. Free parking at west valley jr. college with a quick shuttle bus to fairly remote hillside venue with extremely limited pre-paid parking. Just as easy to take...More

Thank MarinaRon
Reviewed 30 June 2015

At least the day when we went, I'm not impressed by the art display at all. It was about paper art. I can appreciate children's art work because they are young and expected to be anything within their ability and imagination, but there're adult's "art...More

Thank vivianna
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