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San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 225 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, CA
Phone Number: +1 408-792-4542
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Description: The Center for the Performing Arts is managed and operated by San Jose...
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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A Fun, Local Place to See Great Shows

Some folks might say this is a dated theater, but we had a great time. Parking is easy and only $7.00. The theater lobby is laid out nicely with plenty of bar staff and quick... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Fremont, California
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Fremont, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Some folks might say this is a dated theater, but we had a great time. Parking is easy and only $7.00. The theater lobby is laid out nicely with plenty of bar staff and quick lines. We saw Cinderella and it was funny and very well done. And for the ladies, the line at the restroom moved very quickly -... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I readily admit that a review of a performing arts center can be influenced by the quality of the particular performance, but I have just come away from a performance by the Silicon Valley Symphony of music from Disney's Fantasia, and it was fantastic. But beyond that, the theater is well raked (at least on the main floor; I do... More 

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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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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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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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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64 helpful votes 64 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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CA
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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