San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

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San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
San Jose Center for Performing Arts.jpg
Address255 Almaden Blvd.
San Jose, California
United States
Coordinates37°19′47.92″N 121°53′31.75″W / 37.3299778°N 121.8921528°W / 37.3299778; -121.8921528Coordinates: 37°19′47.92″N 121°53′31.75″W / 37.3299778°N 121.8921528°W / 37.3299778; -121.8921528
Public transitSanta Clara VTA Convention Center
OwnerCity of San Jose
OperatorTeam San Jose
TypePerforming arts center
Opened1972 (1972)
ArchitectTaliesin Associated Architects
San Jose Dance Theatre
Broadway San Jose

The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts is located in Downtown San Jose, California. It was designed in 1972 by the Taliesin Associated Architects. It is now home to San Jose Dance Theatre and Broadway San Jose.


Performing Arts Plaza.

For 34 years, the theatre was the home of the American Musical Theatre of San Jose (a.k.a. San Jose Civic Light Opera) from the opening of the building in 1975 until the demise of the theatre company in 2008.


The center's auditorium has 2,677 seats, split into 1,921 orchestra and 756 balcony seats. It also has two smaller rooms, the Private Ridder Lounge with capacity for 150 and the Private President's Club with capacity for 50.[1]

Notable events[edit]

  • FanFan - Road To Happiness World Tour - January 28, 2018
  • Joker Xue - Skyscraper World Tour - November 9, 2018