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San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

Address: 225 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, CA
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Ranked #21 of 64 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Performances, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: The Center for the Performing Arts is managed and operated by San Jose Theaters, a division of Team...
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Type: Performances, Theaters & Stadiums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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, Ballet San Jose and other organizations. It has 2,677 seats, with up to 8 wheelchair areas.

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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

we saw Holidaze. We sat in the balcony. The seats we originally had were not that great but luckily the whole row was available so we moved to the center and had a wonderful view. The building itself looks nicely renovated. No complaints about chairs or restrooms. I would recommend catching a show here!

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San Jose, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Saw Wicked here, my first visit to the Center in about 8 years. It felt dated then, and although efforts have been made to improve the experience, it still shows it age and inherent design flaws. Seats are very uncomfortable as they've gone soft, like what you'd find at a budget, second run movie house. Rows are exceptionally long between... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I saw Wicked here and had great seats with a great view. I doubt that there are any bad seats in the venue. This theater is very near the hotels in the convention center so it was a short walk to and from. My only criticism would be that it was impossible to get anywhere during intermission. The halls were... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I went to see Wicked, the musical, on its last showing the other night. The venue staff was helpful, and from my seat I enjoyed a clear view of the stage, and heard the songs perfectly.

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San Francisco
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Just went to see the closing night of the National Touring production of Wicked; last night on 9/14 with my partner. We actually drove in from San Francisco, since our sit-down production closed back in 2010; & it hasn't come back since :-( #1: We had pretty good seats, Orchestra, Row 23, seats 67 & 69, a bit off to... More 

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bay area, ca
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

For all the money that they charge , you would expect at least some food to be available. The bearers have no idea if any food is sold. They sell fancy cocktails , but apart from chips - which really isnt any food , there isn't any. For having to host three hour plus shows, they should at least carry... More 

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114 reviews 114 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was only the second play I had ever been to and this will have me going back for more. Great musical and storyline. Even had a few funny lines included.

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Oakland, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Beautiful theatre. Easy in and easy out. Seats are pretty comfortable, considering...... They host national touring company's, so the quality of the productions are very good

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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place is the BEST. Located close to affordable parking, a hop skip and jump off of the Light Rail, and surrounded by the best in the west as far as restaurants go. I just saw Jersey Boys with a group of girlfriends and we had an absolute fabulous night out. I am really forward to doing it again for... More 

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Sunnyvale, CA
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64 attraction reviews
906 helpful votes 906 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We got two tickets for Jersey Boys, playing at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts (CPA). The tickets were discounted by Goldstar at $44 apiece, plus a $10 service fee. Ticketmaster has a contract with this venue to attach a $10 service fee on each ticket sold over the internet to all events at this venue. It is... More 

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