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Montalvo Arts Center

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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intimate outdoor concerts

A small theater that has some great line-ups of talents. It is closer then the other local... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saratoga, California
Music, Art, Hiking and Fun

A great concert site for a very intimate experience from Rock to Jazz many groups play here. The... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
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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. Don't miss BRUCE MUNRO AT MONTALVO: STORIES...more
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15400 Montalvo Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070-6327
+1 408-961-5858
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small theater that has some great line-ups of talents. It is closer then the other local wineries. They often have bus transportation from West Valley community college because the parking can be a little daunting.

Thank shi0sam
Reviewed 24 August 2018

A great concert site for a very intimate experience from Rock to Jazz many groups play here. The grounds are large and beautiful from the mansion to the rose gardens. The lawn is great for picnics and playing frisbee. No fee to enter and bring...More

Thank makeitso4u
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Impressive building with many areas and spaces inside and out to utilise for a wedding gathering. Well appointed grounds in a beautiful setting. Lovely terrace, garden and courtyard, with cloisters, fountain and palms. At the event we attended the food was amazing and the waiting...More

Thank MarkiG
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

A girlfriend and I went hiking up behind the house at Montalvo and had a great time. It was mainly shaded by the tall redwoods and then there is a great view of the city at the top. Not a strenuous hike, but very enjoyable...More

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great place for concerts. The seating capacity is smaller than the Mountain Winery nearby, but you also can get much closer to the artists. There are several small parking lots. It is better if you come earlier to get a good parking...More

Thank _vvc13685
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The first thing you notice about this place is the historic villa and beautiful grounds. There are open hiking trails with great views. But there’s more. A summer concert series, art classes, events, and an arts residency that’s one of the largest and best known...More

Thank gosaka
Reviewed 1 May 2018

My wife and I took a guided tour with a volunteer docent of the historic Villa Montalvo and the beautiful surrounding grounds and gardens. We also walked around the Arts Center which offers a variety of visual art, music, theater experiences, and other events like...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Heard about this destination on the the radio the same morning that we were looking for an afternoon trip. Beautiful grounds and well traveled trails. The "lookout" trail takes you to the most amazing view of silicon valley. A nice place for a picnic. We...More

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I have been here numerous times since 1980: for many concerts, for dinner, for hiking. Parking is fine except on concert nights.

Thank CAgirl408
Reviewed 26 February 2018

This was in the smaller Carriage Hose venue. It was amazing - like a live PBS special about George & Ira Gershwin with old photos/videos, anecdotes piano and two singers!! WONDERFUL!!

Thank Ms_Gary
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26 August 2017|
Response from italian_in_NY | Reviewed this property |
Apparently the villa was built about a hundred years ago (1912-1914), you can find more details on Wikipedia