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Lesher Center for the Arts

1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925 295 1400
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Walnut Creek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Jul 26, 2014
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SACRAMENTO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Was impressed w/ the gallery space & selection of pieces in the current exhibit (Skull Show, Summer 2014). Admission was $5. I will keep an eye on their website to see what other events are coming up- whether musical or fine art!

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California
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We spend lots of time at the Lesher Center for the Arts in that there are not only three theaters that we attend, but the Bedford Gallery on the first floor has five or six new shows each year, all of which are very well curated and many of which have a number of interesting exhibits.

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Vacaville, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Take advantage of what is in your city.Took my 7 year old to see the skull themed art show, and he loved it. He was thrilled to see pieces from decades ago, and what you can do with different materials. He now wants to go back to the gallery the day they are having a family class making clay skulls.... More

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Lafayette, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The people of Contra Costa showed an exceptional commitment to the arts by building this facility. I've seen dozens of Symphonies, Operas, Broadway Shows, and every kind of upscale entertainment imaginable here, and you just can't lose. The lighting, the sound, the staging, the orchestra, the conductors, the ticketing and floor attendants — it's all quite above average. The building... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We are so lucky to live in Walnut Creek and have a very nice performing arts center. There is always a variety of shows in the three theatres and a rotating art collection. Parking is next door. Lots of restaurants in the area.

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Huntington Beach, California
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19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Walnut Creek, Ca has so much to offer for a small town, with a variety of entertainment that must be experienced ~ anything playing at the Lesher Center is a fun experience. The variety offered is amazing for the area, the crowd never fails to be enthuse about every performance. Also check out there art gallery ~ it is always... More

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San Francisco
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25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Lesher Center has 3 performance venues under one roof and hosts multiple productions and programs throughout the year from musicals to dramas to concerts and speakers including a recently established summer jazz series. The performance caliber is quite high, parking is readily available, area restaurants are numerous and the production staff is very professional. This center is a real... More

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Hayward, California
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Lesher Center for the Arts has all kinds of performances, such as, theater, symphonies and many more. We saw Guys and Dolls in their large theater. All seats were good, we had seats in O row left with only 1 row behind us. The view of the stage was good as was the play. The Center is in downtown Walnut... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Went to see the last performance of A Christmas Carol with several family members right before Christmas. It was a wonderful performance. We also visited the art gallery next door after the play. That was also nice and was included as part of our theater tickets. If I lived near Walnut Creek, I would attend many performances here. It is... More

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Martinez, California, United States
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Been to several symphonies and plays - all exceeding expectations for the price. All seats are good with easy access, and the aisles are wider than you'd expect for older theaters. There is the big main theater, seating maybe 1000, and then there is a least one smaller one that seats maybe 150. They sell drinks during intermission, but I'd... More

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