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San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

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Great place to visit

Heard about the place through my colleague and it is very huge. Stage shows was really nice and we... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Chennai, India
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Have been going here for many years. My daughter performed on this stage 25 years ago. We still are... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
San Francisco, 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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225 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113-2004
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw “Get on your Feet” there today which was terrific. The place looks promising from the outside, but inside is downright weird. There are no aisles except the two up against the walls on opposite sides. Our tickets were for the middle of the row...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2018

Heard about the place through my colleague and it is very huge. Stage shows was really nice and we all loved the arrangements that was made

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Have been going here for many years. My daughter performed on this stage 25 years ago. We still are planning to see CATS there next year. You really cannot have a bad seat. Wonderful theater.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Saw the Price is Right. The show was okay, but it was a little cheesy and they did not play it like it is played on t.v.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

While we've never had a horrible seat here, some are definitely better than others, as with all venues. But this place is on the smaller side for venues that have shows like STOMP, Book of Mormon, etc. Great sound, sometimes have drinks and light snacks....More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

This venue is very poorly designed! There is no center aisle, therefore one has to squeeze thru to get to a center seat. If there is ever a fire, total bedlam!

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

I've been here once with kids and once without kids. We had a great experience both times.The Center is clean, well appointed, stylish, and mostly updated. The views from the seats are very good (lower level), and the staff if professional and helpful.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The acoustics are not the greatest, but the options for entertainment are very good, with good local low cost parking just a block away.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

My daughter and I enjoyed our date in the second row--free peeks at the orchestra and up close and personal with the actors! No bad seating! The venue is a bit dated but it is located in a fun area with a garden and plenty...More

Thank Kelly F
Reviewed 15 April 2018 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

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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.