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Center for the Performing Arts

San Jose TheatersEditEdit Description

Built in 1972 by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, this art deco style theater offers large windows throughout the entryways filled with natural light, allowing spectacular views of downtown San Jose. Ample spacing throughout entry areas are ideal for cocktail receptions or registration space. A full-service box office makes it quick and convenient for all performances programmed at the theater. The private Ridder Lounge, a swanky reception area for 150 adjacent to the outdoor courtyard, comes equipped with built-in concessions and bar area, making it a perfect space to host VIP cocktail parties, press/media room for events, or a post-event reception.

The private President’s Club, located just off the main entrance, comes equipped with built-in concessions and bar area to accommodate up to 50 guests. The room provides easy access to the dressing rooms and backstage areas.

Events at the Center for the Performing Arts are supported by full staging facilities, reception, box office, concessions, coat check for patrons, rehearsal rooms, VIP reception areas, and an elegant intimate after-theater area. The theater features continental style seating (no center aisleways) with 2,608 seats and can accommodate up to 20 ADA compliant seats.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Live/Work, Meeting, Screening, Class, Special Event, Performance, Rehearsal, Audition, Photo Shoot, Video/Film Shoot, Reading, Audio Recording
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art
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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Visit, look over information and fill out Theater Rental Inquiry form.

Hours Of Operation -
Rental Policy See
Cancellation Policy See
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit, Full payment, References, Proof of liability insurance required
Rental Personnel On site manager, Security, Call for addtl rental personnel
Performance Personnel Stage hands, Box office staff, Sound technician, Light technician, Technical director, Ushers, Call for addtl performance personnel, Union staff
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card, Payment plan
Options -
Other Allowed Activities -

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 5760.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Grid, Mirrors, Fly space/theatrical rigging, Orchestra pit, Acoustic panels, Stage curtains, Rigging points, Outdoor
Technology -
Flooring Wood, Sprung unknown, Marley available
Stage Configuration Proscenium, Platform stage
Stage Dimensions 144 ft x 40 ft with 40 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 2608
Seating Fixed, Multi level, Continental, 20 ADA Compliant spaces

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Fluorescent, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Floor mats, Risers, Tables
Amenities Dressing rooms, Shower, Secure storage, Green room, Private restroom, Telephone in space
Instruments and Accessories Rehearsal piano, Performance piano, Music stands
Audio Equipment Sound system, Sound booth, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, Projection screen, DVD player, TV/monitor
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Virtual Tour Click here to view a virtual tour of the space.
Parking Street parking, Paid garage/lot parking, Loading dock
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Backstage restroom, Backstage, Stage
Audience Services Staffed concession, Restrooms, Box office, Lobby
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Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
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This space was last updated on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 2:13PM