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San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 225 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113-2004
Phone Number: +1 408-792-4542
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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 and other organizations. It has 2,674 seats, with up to 12 ADA-compliant spaces.

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Great place for live shows.

We went here to see Trucks Tedeschi Band and had great seats in the balcony. I've also seen other great bands like Moody Blues, The Who, etc

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here to see Trucks Tedeschi Band and had great seats in the balcony. I've also seen other great bands like Moody Blues, The Who, etc

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Thank Tom S
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been a subscriber of Broadway San Jose for about 3 years. I have enjoyed going to see Broadway shows close to home and not having to travel to either San Francisco or New York to see the same plays. One of the plays that was on stage this past season was right after this was on its way... More 

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Thank lgrime01
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to watch live performance of legendary Punjabi Singer Gurdas Maan. While performance was so amazing, we did not get chance to look around, however it looked like an amazing place for live performances.

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Thank Jagmeet G
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I attended a musical at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts last night. The location, sound, and lighting were wonderful. The seating arrangement was AWFUL. There is no center aisle. You have to step over dozens of seated people to get to your center seat. By the way, they charge more for the center seats. Once I arrived... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Located close to downtown San Jose, this is a great venue for theater as there is not a bad seat in the house! However, I do think that the interior does need some upgrading as it is starting to look a little worn. But aside from that, it is a nice theater to go to with family or out of... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We love coming to the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts to see the national touring companies productions! We recently saw Newsies and it was fantastic!! The sets, the songs and the dancing was AMAZING!! There is not a bad seat in the house. The staff is professional and very helpful. Looking forward to our next occasion to visit!

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Thank MySonsARckStar
Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

A friend and I took off from work to see a show at the San Jose Center and it was amazing. The venue is just lovely. Parking is very easy and the restaurants are located close by.

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Thank lc0llins
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We have been here many times over the years for plays, musicals, and most recently the symphony. The acoustics are great. It is a large auditorium with a balcony. But my biggest gripe is that there is no middle aisle. You are forced to climb over so many people that I just would rather go someplace else.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I have taken my family to SJCPA a few times to see the Blue Man Group, Nutcracker, and Celtic Women. You have a pretty good view from anywhere inside and the seats are very comfortable. The audio travels very well so you can enjoy the sounds of the performance without struggling to hear. The performances I have seen have all... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Excellent performance, well managed group, and comfortable seating. I have not attended any other events at this venue. However, if this event is indicative of the venues ability to put on events - then it should be well worth the time and investment.

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