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“ample parking, great theater” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lesher Center for the Arts

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
Type: Theaters
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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“ample parking, great theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Every seat is a good seat and there is plenty of parking nearby. Plus you get free entrance to the Bedford Gallery with your ticket stub the night of your event.

Visited March 2013
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Concord, CA
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“Great Entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

After The Willows Theatre went bankrupt, my friends and I decided to try ACT at the Lesher Center for the Arts. We've been quite pleased and have deeply enjoyed the presentations. The staging is wonderful, and the acting and musical talents remarkable.
The seating allows a bit more legroom than the SF theaters so my long legs fit better without my getting bruised knees, and visibility is great. We'll be signing up for next year's season.

Visited February 2013
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Brentwood, California
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“Hard to believe this is "little theater"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Having lived in the area for 50 years, I remember when this place was a walnut shed. It was transformed into a theater with the addition of seats but the productions weren't too hot. The Center opened and the Beach Boys performed at one of the opening ceremonies. As this theater grew, it attracted very talented performers and began putting on first rate productions. We have seldom been disappointed in anything we have seen there and always enjoy a visit to the Bedford Gallery before a performance.

Visited September 2012
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Sacramento, California
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“decent place to see a performance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We came to the center to see a contemporary ballet. The theatre was fine, the seats are not incredibly comfortable nor terrible, overall the place was average. They do offer drinks and snacks which is a plus.

Visited January 2013
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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“Walnut Creek is Lucky”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We're lucky to have Lesher Center and the Bedford Gallery. Wonderful things come to the Lesher...we've had so many pleasurable evenings there. And the Bedford is GREAT. I was on Boards of Museums in Chicago and Colorado and still....am always extremely impressed with the exhibits at the Bedford. Walnut Creek is lucky to have the astute staff at this place responsible for it all.

Visited December 2012
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