Sacramento Convention Center Complex

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The Sacramento Convention Center Complex is a complex of entertainment venues and a convention center located in downtown Sacramento, California. The complex consists of the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, the Community Center Theater, the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, and the Jean Runyon Little Theater at the Memorial Auditorium.


SAFE Credit Union Convention Center[edit]

SAFE Credit Union Convention Center pre-renovation

The SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, located at 1400 J Street, is a convention and meeting venue. The Convention Center features an exhibit hall with 134,000 square feet (12,400 m2) of exhibit space, a ballroom, and 31 meeting rooms.[1] As of 2019, a good portion of the convention center was torn down in part of a major remodel. The project is slated to be completed by end of 2020/beginning of March 2021. In 2019, SAFE Credit Union acquired the naming rights to the convention center.

Community Center Theater[edit]

Community Center Theater

The Community Center Theater, located at 1301 L Street, is a 2,452 seat entertainment venue. The theatre hosts national touring artists, and Sacramento performing arts groups such as The Sacramento Ballet and the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra.[2]

Sacramento Memorial Auditorium[edit]

Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

The Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, located at 1515 J Street, is a 3,867 seat multi-purpose venue. Completed in 1926, the Auditorium opened in February, 1927. Closed in 1986, the building fell into disrepair, and re-opened in 1996, after renovation, as part of the Convention Center Complex. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3] The Auditorium hosts a variety of events, including concerts, high school graduations, and hosted the 2007 inauguration of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Jean Runyon Little Theater[edit]

The Jean Runyon Little Theater, located at 1515 J Street in the Memorial Auditorium, is a 272-seat entertainment venue for smaller events. On May 24, 2000, the space was dedicated to Jean Runyon for her contributions to the Sacramento theater community.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-16. Retrieved 2008-12-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Community Center Theater". Retrieved 2016-11-07.
  3. ^ "Memorial Auditorium". Retrieved 2016-11-07.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-16. Retrieved 2008-12-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 38°34′42″N 121°29′19″W / 38.578312°N 121.488522°W / 38.578312; -121.488522