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Address: 330 Virginia Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
Phone Number: 707-552-2400
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Thu - Fri 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Historic Building (yes) Today's Music (yes)

The Theatre stood vacant for many years but remodeling restored the beautiful interior to house a modern taste for musical events most weekends and Wednesday's Ramble.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Benicia, California

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Benicia, California
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Theatre stood vacant for many years but remodeling restored the beautiful interior to house a modern taste for musical events most weekends and Wednesday's Ramble.

Thank 481elly
Vallejo, California
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We are semi-regulars at the Empress for live music. We love live music. We love the Empress. We love the fact that they have a bar, which is unusual in such venues. When we lived in Antioch we had El Campanil. Now that we reside in Vallejo, we have the Empress. It is a wonderful experience! There is a "regular"... More 

Thank TomHAntioch_CA
Vallejo, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

History is important in Vallejo. We have a lot of it and it has gifted us with some glowing examples of the value of preserving history. I recently attended a live boxing event at the Empress Theater that was put on by the PAL boxing organization in Vallejo. This was a well done, well-prepared-for event that showcase what a wonderful... More 

Thank AutonomousBIG
Vallejo, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Empress Theatre is 103 years old, renovated in 2006/2007. Since re-opening in 2008, the Empress has brought in some amazing local and regional talent. Musicians from the Bay Area, National and International, documentarians, Bay Area Stage Productions for stage plays, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, the Vallejo Symphony, benefit concerts for many good causes. We have a fantastic theatre... More 

Thank TimMacD
San Francisco, California, United States
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91 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Beautiful old theater in the heart of old town Vallejo. We went to see a friends play last weekend and were pleasantly charmed at the quaint location. Look forward to seeing another event there again.

Thank Lynne A
American Canyon, California, United States
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111 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a fun place to hang out, especially on Wednesday nights, when local entertainment is featured. The Empress Theater offers comedy acts on some Friday nights, and a variety of entertainment on some weekends. The concession stand, which offers wine and beer, is very pricey.

2 Thank Sandra F
Vallejo, California
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The remodeled Empress has had some impressive music the past year at very reasonable prices! The core musicians are extremely talented and have great stage presence. Check out their schedule!

Thank ireophile
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Beautifully restored classic theater right in downtown Vallejo. Great place to see a show with friends.

1 Thank Skot_Croshere
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Absolutely awesome atmosphere and venue! Excellent theater seating. Not a bad seat in the house! Live band with dance floor right in front of the stage! The Empress is beautiful and definitely adds to the quality of life in Solano County!

1 Thank FairfieldSpikesFam
Vallejo, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Best music every Wednesday night at the Empress - amazing musicians, awesome sound system, cover only $9, dancing, very friendly crowd and a bar. Plus, the theater itself is just beautiful. If you find yourself in Vallejo on a Wednesday night, don't miss it!

Thank SonomaCowgirl

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