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San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

225 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, CA 95113-2004
+1 408-792-4542
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Very comfortable for a big house - good acoustics

We saw a terrific production of the Sound of Music. The seats are comfortable and by theater... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
United States
Not a bad seat in the place - friendly staff, great show!

We ended up parking next door at the Adobe HQ for $8 for the evening performance. There's not a... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
Jennifer T
South Lake Tahoe, 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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  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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225 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, CA 95113-2004
+1 408-792-4542
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

We saw a terrific production of the Sound of Music. The seats are comfortable and by theater standards, "roomy". There are two sets of restrooms - one on the far left and one of the far right (both are on the second level). The staff...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2016

We ended up parking next door at the Adobe HQ for $8 for the evening performance. There's not a lot right there, so be sure you have eaten before going into the venue. once your barcode is scanned, you will need to stay. There are...More

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've had a great time. The seats were great, just a bit tricky to get to. The rows are long and if you are in the middle it can be a trek. Overall it was great. The bathroom was clean as well.

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We have visited the SJCPA several times for various performances and events. It is just ok. The parking is not convenient and the location is average. The facility could really use a facelift as it feels stuffy and a little old.

Thank jenniferwH6619HJ
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We've had the pleasure of seeing a number of performances at this wonderful venue. In downtown San Jose, with limited, metered on-street parking available, but a number of nearby and convenient (paid) parking lots and garages. The SJCPA obtains quality productions that don't disappoint and...More

Thank Wilster899
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The Phantom of the Opera is superb. The set is magical and transforms into stunningly beautiful set after set. The costumes our intricate and beautiful. The opera is sublime. This opera, is not to be missed.

Thank MichaelH6811GY
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We are season ticket holders to the musical theater at the SJCPA and always enjoy the evening out. We will be there for Phontom this weekend. It is so much better that paying the ridiculous prices to see a play in San Francisco. After you...More

Thank 408Steve
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This place has been a popular location for Vietnamese concerts and shows. Over the years, it still remains the same without any improvements. I feel that it should upgrade the seatings to give it more comfortable for long show. In addition, they need to make...More

Thank ttran168
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went here to see Trucks Tedeschi Band and had great seats in the balcony. I've also seen other great bands like Moody Blues, The Who, etc

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I have been a subscriber of Broadway San Jose for about 3 years. I have enjoyed going to see Broadway shows close to home and not having to travel to either San Francisco or New York to see the same plays. One of the plays...More

Thank lgrime01
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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.
17 April 2015|
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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.