Tips for San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

255 S Almaden Blvd. San Jose CA 95113
4.5 by 1894 members
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 4.5340549102428715 out of 5 1894

287 San Jose Center for the Performing Arts Tips

  • Casual 3
  • Dressy 2
  • Festive 1
  • Arrive early 2
  • Park in lot 2
  • Street parking only 1
  • Food and drinks for purchase 4
  • Dine before you go 3
33 events
20 reviews
3 stars
The weather was pleasant. I wore very causal! sandals, jeans & polo - very appropriate.
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33 events
20 reviews
3 stars
Parked in nearby garage & ate at Paolo's which appeared to cater to the "Book..." crowd - drop-in for dining
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3 events
0 reviews
4 stars
26 events
12 reviews
14 stars
Parking in adjacent lot in complex with Paolo's restaurant. A nice walk over the bridge to the theater. Parking was $8.00.
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26 events
12 reviews
14 stars
The weather was Calm, mild evening. I wore Jeans and a nice top and husband wore jeans and sport shirt..
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13 events
7 reviews
2 stars
The weather was warm, cooling after the show. I wore suit and tie, my date worn a jumpsuit with a fur jacket. the audience was a mixture of dress. From Suits and ties to blue jeans and the women from formal to jeans. .
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32 events
13 reviews
11 stars
go early to get parking, there is street parking and two lots nearby. we were lucky as the ticket machine was broken so we parked on the street 1 block away for free! if willing to walk, there is free parking on side streets further away.
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32 events
13 reviews
11 stars
The weather was warm. I wore jeans.
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2 events
1 review
4 stars
Parking was $10 at the convention center, but it was very convenient. We entered the Convention Center garage by the enterence next to the Hilton.
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3 events
2 reviews
4 stars
Had dinner at Scott's Seafood before, then walked across the street to the show. Had drinks and snacks inside that you could take to your seat...great place!
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Ruukie7
18 events
13 reviews
8 stars
The weather was pleasant, walk to dinner and walked back to theater. I wore slacks and long sleeve.
Big Band Musical Revue In the Mood
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Ruukie7
18 events
13 reviews
8 stars
street parking as well as inexpensive pay parking across the street
Big Band Musical Revue In the Mood
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Ruukie7
18 events
13 reviews
8 stars
found Happy Hour near the San Jose Fairmont.
Big Band Musical Revue In the Mood
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23 events
7 reviews
0 stars
Parking is free on Sundays at meters.
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22 events
21 reviews
2 stars
The further you get from the theater the easier it is to park -- as long as you don't mind the walk.
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22 events
21 reviews
2 stars
We enjoyed Hoagy's -- this eatery is across from McDonald's on 3rd St. (I think)
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22 events
21 reviews
2 stars
The weather was great for winter!. I wore a sweater, leather jacket, etc .. but inside the theater is was HOT! So, dress in layers!!.
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2 events
1 review
0 stars
If you're going to any event at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts, consider having dinner and/or after dinner drinks at Paolo's. It's been there forever, and there's a reason for that! You can park in the structure, (enter on Woz Way), enjoy dinner, then just walk over the Guadalupe River bridge and you're at the Center! A whole evening of entertainment in one spot. :-)
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Molly O Red Velvet
29 events
16 reviews
11 stars
They had mostly snacks and beverages available at the concessions. Didn't notice anything substantial to eat (wasn't looking, though). It's so close to downtown, so there's a lot of great dining options nearby for before or after.
Wicked
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Molly O Red Velvet
29 events
16 reviews
11 stars
We drove and parked for $10 in one the the many lots nearby. No problem finding a spot.
Wicked
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