San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

Performing Arts Venue, Indie Theater, and Theater · Downtown San Jose
255 Almaden Blvd (at W San Carlos St.), San Jose, CA 95113, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • None
  • Tue
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

Just a couple of blocks from the San Jose Convention Center, the CPA is home to Broadway San Jose and Ballet San Jose and offers continental-style auditorium seating (no center aisle) with for up to 2,665.


Based on 146 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Jess H.
    "Ballet san jose rocks!!"(3 Tips)
    Courtney M.
    "See The Nutcracker at Christmastime!"(2 Tips)
    Drew S.
    "Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation 13 years"(2 Tips)
    Karolina R.
    "Center staff"(3 Tips)
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34 tips and reviews.

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  • nutcracker
  • frank lloyd wright foundation
  • william wesley peters
  • dancing
  • books
  • tours
  • music
  • fresh cookies
  • ballet
  • performances
  • Anthony Bourdain
  • lakes
  • friendly staff
  • Karolina R.

    Went to see "The Lion King" and it was amazing. The Center staff was also nice and friendly, so we will definitely come back.

    Karolina Raginel · October 12
  • Billy S.

    shame there's no parking.

    Billy Seol · September 14
  • Spencer H.

    The Illusionists

    Spencer Hatfield · June 11
  • Drew S.

    Designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation 13 years after Frank Lloyd Wright's passing. The Principal Architect was Wright's first apprentice, William Wesley Peters.

    Drew Seymour · June 6
  • Ana W.

    I've never seen a bad performance here.

    Ana Williams · February 15
  • John R.

    Great venue for events!

    John Richards · December 5, 2014
  • Edna L.

    Wicked was awesome

    Edna Lo · September 6, 2014
  • Jesse A.

    Such a nice venue. Saw Jersey Boys here. Great experience all around.

    Jesse Atkinson · September 1, 2014
  • Zachary K.

    Very beautiful venue

    Zachary Kimura · August 31, 2014
  • Courtney G.

    The WV Dance Cats are amazing!!!

    Courtney Gartin · May 5, 2014
  • Auzzie Y.

    A little more on the stiff side

    Auzzie Yazd · April 16, 2014
  • Rosilene M.

    The food concession Ridder Lounge & Bar has to be the worst I've ever seen. Just sugar loaded junk food.

    Rosilene Martins · December 22, 2013
  • Brenda S.

    Fantastic show

    Brenda Serrano · December 9, 2013
  • Giselle A.

    Good, very excellent!

    Giselle A. L. S. · April 12, 2013
  • Fitness Magazine

    Jillian Michaels will be here on April 12, 2013 for her Maximize Your Life Tour! Get tix through the link below to get inspired and find out how to reach your goals! Read more

    Fitness Magazine · April 11, 2013
  • Laura R.

    Even the highest orchestra seats are a fabulous view. No binoculars needed.

    Laura Ramirez · April 4, 2013
  • Arturo C.

    Freshly baked cookies at the bar are cheap and yummy!

    Arturo Crespo · October 25, 2012
  • Lisa P.

    Vietnamese festival!

    Lisa Padilla · September 16, 2012
  • Jeff T.

    Convenient public parking at Adobe across the street on Park Ave. for flat $5 cash. (Pedestrian exit/entrance is through Adobe lobby.)

    Jeff Tabaco · April 15, 2012
  • Paul G.

    Beauty and the Beast: Broadway Musical

    Paul Galimba IV · March 12, 2012
  • william e.

    Bartenders offer great drink ideas with limited selection

    william erlendson · March 11, 2012
  • Princess Susannah G.

    Home of Broadway San Jose, Ballet San Jose and tons of touring performing arts, what a great way to celebrate the arts! Frank Lloyd Wrigth designed venue is grandiose and classic California.

    Princess Susannah Greenwood · January 24, 2012
  • Ron v.

    Beautiful theatre designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, William Wesley Peters & Aaron Green, 1972.

    Ron van Zuylen · January 18, 2012
  • Kris I.

    Love this theatre. Book groups or get your employer to sign up as a corporate member for discounts

    Kris Israel · January 11, 2012
  • Stacy S.

    Ballet SJ's Nutcracker

    Stacy Stagnaro · December 8, 2011
  • Morgan M.

    Season tickets are well worth it.

    Morgan Martinez · September 23, 2011
  • Ashley L.

    If you get a nice usher on the balcony-they let you move down closer if there are empty seats right before the show starts! Had fun watching Mamma Mia!

    Ashley L · June 12, 2011
  • Christian D.

    Do not feed the musicians !

    Christian Dionne · March 21, 2011
  • Steve D.

    The Annual Firefighters Burn Victim benefit Magic show is something that should not be missed, great show with amazing, funny and talented magicians.

    Steve Dolan · December 29, 2010
  • Courtney M.

    See The Nutcracker at Christmastime!

    Courtney McIntyre · September 22, 2010
  • Jess H.

    Ballet san jose rocks!!

    Jess Hutchins · May 9, 2010
  • Gabriel M.

    Fantastic plays!

    Gabriel Mendoza · March 20, 2010
  • R T.

    Presidents Club is the best

    R Trujillo · March 20, 2010
  • Charlotte W.

    see ballet San Jose!!

    Charlotte Willner · October 4, 2009

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