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San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

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Geat place to see live performances.

Saw the Musical "Chicago" here. Amazing talent. Could have been right from NY Broadway. Centrally... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
iahawk63
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Nevada City, California
Let’s see a show

We often go to a show here. Love to bring friends and entertain. The line up yearly is good... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
queserawithme
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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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225 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113-2004
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Saw the Musical "Chicago" here. Amazing talent. Could have been right from NY Broadway. Centrally located, great restaurants close by, great seating and acoustics. A "win-win" all the way around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank iahawk63
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We often go to a show here. Love to bring friends and entertain. The line up yearly is good. Adult, kids, family and friend groups can all attend. The seats are all good. The staff is always friendly. Broadway shows will stop by for a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank queserawithme
Reviewed 14 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank andy2792
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank krystynalett
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank rfrancis6644
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank stephaniewoolsey
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!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank wbing2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank smithers564
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Tamara D
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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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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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