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San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

225 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, CA 95113-2004
+1 408-792-4542
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Spacious for audience but need lots of updates

I have been audience and performer at this place, haven seen any update in the last 10 years... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
San Jose, California
LOVE seeing shows here!

I am a season ticket holder in the balcony. The acoustics here are amazing, the staff are super... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Silicon Valley, CA
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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 2,608 seats, including 20 ADA-compliant spaces.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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225 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, CA 95113-2004
+1 408-792-4542
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

I have been audience and performer at this place, haven seen any update in the last 10 years. Especially the greenroom and seats for audience, the second floor doesn't have the safety net or rails, so be careful if you have little kids.

Thank khacquan_travel
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I am a season ticket holder in the balcony. The acoustics here are amazing, the staff are super friendly, the seats are comfortable (I don't find myself shifting throughout the show), and the line-up each season totally rocks! If you have an opportunity to see...More

Thank csH7854ME
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Enjoyed the Book of Mormon here - nice theater - the seating system (numbers) is a little weird but they have ushers who explain and direct you very well.

Thank Jamie H
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Every event I've ever been to here has been great, and the venue is never too crowded. Nice separate areas for refreshments/waiting, and never a very long line to the restroom. I don't think there's a bad seat in the house either. I live close...More

Thank Kari D
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Got season tickets to Broadway San Jose, playing at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts (CPA). 2016-2017 saw in order of preference: Phantom of the Opera, Cabaret, Sound of Music, Bodyguard, Mathilda, and Kinky Boots as part of the season ticket shows, and...More

3  Thank robert c
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Food service before a show is surprisingly good. We shared 2 small plates, both excellent. No need to stop for a quick bite prior to a play when food this good is available.

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I saw a matinee on a Sunday. I was not familiar with the storyline in advance, however my socks were knocked off. A great dig at all religions. Well worth it. But not for children or right wing religious types.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The seats were comfortable, very good unobstructed views, very good sound system and it was easy to enter and exit the auditorium. Seating is Greek and Roman amphitheater style with no aisles dividing the rows, yet it is easy to get in and out. We...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Good line of sight, seats were comfortable, audio was good. Nearby parking is convenient. Bathroom and refreshment lines during intermission are long. A miss during the initial build and any remodel is the lack of exit isles except at either distant end. In the event...More

Thank Kathleen A
Reviewed 27 April 2017

My wife and I saw the Bodyguard and found it to be delightful. Music and dance numbers were powerful. Nice array of musical selections and easy to follow plot complete with a very bad bad guy. Nice curtain call encore of several numbers.

Thank ColonelLarrySanJose
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Tamara D
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Response from ImGeoff2 | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on what event you're considering, as they all vary in price. It would be best to contact the box office and ask them what pricing options they have for the event you would like to attend.
18 April 2015|
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Response from Marilyn H | Reviewed this property |
We like to eat at The Old Spaghetti Factory - 51 N. San Pedro - plenty of parking on street and city lot - a little bit of a walk - about 6 blocks - but worth it.