The fun never stops at the California Theatre. This huge venue hosts annual events, theater performances, music concerts and even competitions. Past events include the Library of Congress "Song of America" Tour with Thomas Hampson, the International Russian Music Piano Competition, and a San Jose Youth Symphony performance. The venue used to be a FOX movie theater and it has a top-notch sound system and comfortable seats. See the website for further details.
This huge, multi-domed church was originally built in 1877 and was restored to its original splendor in 1990. This is actually the fifth location of the parish seat; the first was built in 1803. The present structure is a monumental building. Incredible stained glass work renders the sanctuary into a lovely, almost mystical space when the sun causes the colors to play across the walls, pews and floor. Masses are held in Spanish and English.
Home the NHL team, San Jose Sharks, SAP Center is a massive event venue that began as the San Jose Arena, when it was created in 1993. Although it's a popular sports venue, the multipurpose event venue is known for the big-ticket concerts it hosts. Whether it be an exciting hockey game or Grammy-winning artist performance, this 19000 seat venue promises a good time. The multipurpose event space comes second to none when it comes to entertainment; artists like Eric Clapton, Cher, Lady Gaga often feature on SAP Center's calendar of events; while on the other hand, it also showcases popular sports events such as Royal Rumble.
Montgomery Theater has been the home of the San Jose Children's Musical Theater for many years. It is right in the middle of downtown San Jose and is within walking distance of all major hotels and restaurants, making it convenient for visitors as well as locals who want to grab a bite before or after the show. Built in the style of a Spanish mission, this elegant theater is connected to the City National Civic. Credit card acceptance varies by show.
This 2,600 plus seater city-owned theater, designed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is the venue of Broadway San Jose. The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts also hosts plays, concerts, and a variety of cultural events year-round. Thick carpet, plush seats, ample legroom and a sloping floor create a comfortable viewing environment. The theater has accommodations for eight wheelchairs.
This well-designed auditorium, the City National Civic, is perfectly suited for concerts, lectures, sporting events or assemblies of any kind. The building, constructed in the Spanish Mission style, dates back to the 1930s, seats 3,000 people, and has been lovingly maintained, making it an elegant venue for any event. It also offers an interesting look at what San Jose was like before Silicon Valley reshaped the area's economy and architecture. You can contact the auditorium at: 408-792-4111.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is the oldest church in San Jose and has been designated a Historic City Landmark for its architecture. Architect John W. Hammond created the design for this church, which was built in 1861 in the Carpenter Gothic architectural style. It is rich in history and is a different type of religious establishment, as it is the Cathedral Church for the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real. It is also a Downtown parish church and includes both Catholic and Protestant traditions.
Corinthian Event Center or Corinthian Grand Ballroom as it is also known is a magnificent downtown San Jose facility. This 1924 neoclassic, grand dame will usher you in with its expansive granite steps, huge urns and towering columns. Its elegant foyer will charm you with its engraved wooden beam ceiling and exquisite chandelier. But it is the regal ballroom that is the star of this already alluring building. Its intricately designed massive wood-beam ceiling with alternate blue glass panes and gold leaf panels, large, unique wrought iron and glass light fixtures, and festively decorated palm trees add to the romance of this place. It also features a etched stone proscenium stage and granite balcony. Their skilled staff will make sure that any occasion is made memorable for you. It is no wonder that it is among the most preferred wedding destinations in the city and an esteemed venue for various other functions.
Theatre on San Pedro Square is one of the largest and best entertainment venues in the Bay Area. This state-of-art theatre is home to the Tabard Theatre Company and showcases talented theater artists and performers. Every season, it brings forth a variety of shows and plays that entertain and enthral audience. The premises can also be hired for private as well as corporate events. Call for details.
The Cultural Center is a part of the Italian American Heritage Foundation premises. This lovely venue with a capacity of 350 guests can be hired for private celebrations and functions. Receptions, informal gatherings, social functions, Bat Mitzvah and even corporate events are held here on a regular basis. Though it does not offer catering services, guests can access and utilize the kitchen and bar areas. For booking details and venue hire, call ahead.
Silicon Valley Capital Club is located on the top floor of Knight Rider Building and gives a panoramic view of San Jose. The venue is perfect for any kind of event, right from business meetings to private parties and suits just any kind of celebration or a simple gathering. Events like Friday Night Jazz & Themed Buffet, Mother's Day Brunch, Valentine's Day Candlelight Dinner, Charity Black Tie Gala and many other are traditionally held here.