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Address: 345 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone Number: +1 408-792-4111
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Description: The California Theatre in San Jose, California is managed and operated by...
The California Theatre in San Jose, California is managed and operated by San Jose Theaters, a division of Team San Jose. It regularly hosts major performances from Opera San Jose, Symphony Silicon Valley and other organizations. This beautiful theatre, originally built in 1927 and renovated starting in 2001, marries the opulence of its movie palace origins with state-of-the-art performing arts venue attributes. The California Theatre is Available to Rent * 1,122 seating capacity, with up to 14 wheelchair areas * State-of-the-art production and audio visual technology * Stage Size: 90'x40' * Several dressing rooms
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The beautifully restored California Theater is a delight. We attend symphony performances there. The acoustics are excellent, the seating is comfortable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The beautifully restored California Theater is a delight. We attend symphony performances there. The acoustics are excellent, the seating is comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The California Theater is a not to be missed stop when in San Jose. The Symphony Silicon Valley and Opera San Jose call it home but there are many other oppotunities to enjoy the beautifully restored theater, There are two organs,, one in the lobby that is often played before an event. Food or beverages are sold but not allowed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The restored California Theater is gorgeous. Many groups and events use the theater throughout the year. We have both Opera and Symphony tickets and the acoustics are great. Several times a year they show movies on a big screen set up on the stage. Much more impressive than your standard movie house. For many events they have someone playing the... More 

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you have an opportunity to attend an opera or any other performance at the California Theatre, seize it. It has been lovingly restored and is an absolutely beautiful venue, small enough for all seats to be good, and beautifully appointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have been to several events at the California Theater, all were well staged in the beautiful art-deco venue. Parking is easy under the San Jose Convention center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My favorite experience of the California Theatre was when they showed the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" on Christmas Eve, just as they do at the Stanford Theatre. Seeing Cinequest films there is enjoyable also but I wish the organist would play for those showings also.

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Opera as good as SF, with easier parking. Beautiful and recently renovated theater, literally no bad seats. The musicians do an excellent job, and the leads are outstanding. Great for the whole family, and a wonderful place to introduce my teens to opera.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We like to go to the California Theater in San Jose. They have the annual Cinequest (movie) festival. The symphony, ballet, and other events also occur here. It is in the SOFA district of San Jose. SOFA starnds for South First Area of San Jose, which is a visual arts and entertainment district. San Jose Theaters manages California Theater. The... More 

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Lindsay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have season tickets to Opera San Jose, so four times a year we come up and enjoy a wonderful show, enhanced by General Manager Larry Hancock's entertaining and informative preshow lecture. The California Theater is a beautiful location, and it is not too large. We are able to see and hear perfectly well even at the back of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The California Theater is great for the opera, the symphony and old movies. It has been faithfully restored to its 1920s appearance. I went there in the 40s and 50s as a kid an it is just as it was then. It is worth stopping in.

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Address: Address: 345 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone Number: +1 408-792-4111
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose

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