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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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Great medium-sized performance venue

While we've never had a horrible seat here, some are definitely better than others, as with all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
stephaniewoolsey
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San Jose, California
SEATS NOT EASY TO REACH!

This venue is very poorly designed! There is no center aisle, therefore one has to squeeze thru to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
wbing2018
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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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225 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113-2004
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"season ticket holders"
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"book of mormon"
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"during intermission"
in 6 reviews
"jersey boys"
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"frank lloyd wright"
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"phantom of the opera"
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"end seats"
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"lovely facility"
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"quarter mile walk"
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"middle seat"
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"paper tickets"
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"no cameras allowed"
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"packed like sardines"
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"nosebleed seats"
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"musical numbers"
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"performance venue"
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"great acoustics"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank wbing2018
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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.

Thank helent671
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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
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Reviewed 16 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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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We love the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts! It is beautiful, and we are there about once a month for events. We have tickets to the musical reviews and it is the perfect place to see musicals, etc.

Thank Diane H
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This is a lovely smaller venue. Great location, friendly staff and not a bad seat in the house. There are ample restrooms inside and outside and places to grab a quick snack or drink. Only complaint is the rows are very long and there isn't...More

Thank legsbell
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We are season ticket holders for Broadway San Jose. Have never been disappointed! Last night we saw Rent which was excellent. I took my 6 year old grandson here to see Little Mermaid and he loved it, next month, I’m taking my 11 year old...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Lovely venue, with some charm of provinciality and at the same time trying to find its oven, unique way to the hearts of Silicon Valley community. It's hard to do being so close to San Francisco and Berkley, but they're making good moves. Go for...More

Thank goSFO
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Tamara D
5 July 2017|
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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.
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