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Phone Number: 925-373-6800
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Suburban Cultural Venue

The 500 seat Bankhead is a great place to listen to lectures, see comedy, witness magic, and every type of music: classical, jazz, zydeco, blues, opera, light opera, musicals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Livermore, California
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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The 500 seat Bankhead is a great place to listen to lectures, see comedy, witness magic, and every type of music: classical, jazz, zydeco, blues, opera, light opera, musicals, country, bluegrass, flamenco, gospel, etc. Every seat has a clear and unobstructed view and the acoustics are superb. We have been attending since their opening a number years ago, attending 6-7... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We have seen several shows here. The theater is a perfect size that all the seats have a good view. Whether you are in the 1st row, middle, or towards the back, they all are close enough to feel like you are paying for the best seats in the house. And the variety of events there is also great. They... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We enjoyed seeing the Olate Dogs the week-end after Christmas at the Bankhead Theater. It was lots of fun to see these amazing dogs. They are first "rescue" dogs that were trained; they are amazing to watch. We liked the movies and the comic acts that went along with the show. The trainers (Olate father and son) are very good... More 

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Livermore, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A small theater for locals to catch 3rd rate acts, plays, and musicians. Venue is usually quirky. Bookings like string quartets or unknown single artists are the norm. Seats are comfortable, small little concession booth for refreshments. Plenty of nearby parking. In my humble opinion the bookings are just too classical and boring. Even the Nutcracker act was boring and... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We attended a concert at the Bankhead in the past and found it comfortable with fairly easy access in downtown Livermore...Small theater with about 500 capacity...Good seats everywhere and good sound too...We will return when we want to see another musical group or singer perform here....We were able to attend for free this time as we knew the group performing...but... More 

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love the Bankhead. It is really nice to see high quality performances, hear wonderful speakers in my home town.

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We saw Livermore Valley Opera's production of Rossini's Cinderella at the Bankhead Theater. Amazing! Great acoustics and although we sat in a side section, we had great stage views. Livermore has an outstanding opera company and the perfect theater to show off their awesome talent!

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Bankhead Theater is a very nice "live" theater in downtown Livermore. What I mean by live is they have live music groups (this summer the Tubes), plays, special events, and more, It is nicely located in downtown Livermore. They mostly do events on the week-ends, but do check on their web site for what the theater has scheduled for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Bankhead Theater has the greatest live performances anywhere. I've been here many times. When my mom was alive we would take her to see, "Nutcracker Suite". It was our annual Christmas celebration. Thanks, Bankhead, for making such memorable events for me.

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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If there is something going on here it will be an A-1 experience. I have been to many things here over the years and loved all but the art shows (just not me) But downtown Livermore is so fun and this place is awesome if you get a chance you will enjoy it

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