San Jose Center for the Performing Arts Tips

255 S Almaden Blvd. San Jose CA 95113
4.5 by 1291 members
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 4.491711851278077 out of 5 1291

266 San Jose Center for the Performing Arts Tips

dress

Casual
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Dressy
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Festive
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travel

Arrive early
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Park in lot
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Parking is expensive
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dining

Food and drinks for purchase
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Dine before you go
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JitterbugAnnie
The further you get from the theater the easier it is to park -- as long as you don't mind the walk.
Ballet San Jose's The Nutcracker travel Dec 21 2014 star this tip starred
JitterbugAnnie
We enjoyed Hoagy's -- this eatery is across from McDonald's on 3rd St. (I think)
Ballet San Jose's The Nutcracker dining Dec 21 2014 star this tip starred
JitterbugAnnie
The weather was great for winter!. I wore a sweater, leather jacket, etc .. but inside the theater is was HOT! So, dress in layers!!.
Ballet San Jose's The Nutcracker dress Dec 21 2014 star this tip starred
greg hargrove
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. :-)
Cirque Dreams: Holidaze dining Nov 29 2014 star this tip starred
Molly O
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 dining Aug 29 2014 star this tip starred
Molly O
We drove and parked for $10 in one the the many lots nearby. No problem finding a spot.
Wicked travel Aug 29 2014 star this tip starred
Molly O
The weather was sunnyvale, and warm. I wore summer dress and flats.
Wicked dress Aug 29 2014 star this tip starred
Alexander Wexelman
The weather was Sunny. I wore Converse, jeans, and a tshirt .
Wicked dress Aug 29 2014 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Try to not get close-to-aisle seats: sitting on heels & miss portion of stage action. As in any large theater & seats not close: take opera glasses.
Dionne Warwick: Do You Know Your Way To San Jose info Aug 04 2014 star this tip starred
Steve Ludington
I was told that the best parking is in the Adobe building, just across the street - $5 for the event (twice what we paid).
Evita travel Nov 25 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
The weather was sunny. I wore slacks & dress shirt.
Evita dress Nov 25 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Parking at the Hyatt Place across the street is so easy then gather your friends in their little bar. Very close to venue and a pleasant place to grab a snack & glass of wine before the show.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert info Oct 31 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Parked at the light rail station for free and rode in for a couple of bucks per person.
Blue Man Group info Apr 08 2013 star this tip starred
Cheryl Voloshin
Parked next door at $6 for the event!
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Goldstar Member
We were lucky to get street parking
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Paula Burns
Ours $15!!
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Paula Burns
Ck the smaller print on pkg lots: $4 or $5 AN HOUR, not FLAT RATE
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Goldstar Member
Shorts and t-shirts
Blue Man Group info Apr 08 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
I like no intermission.
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Goldstar Member
Our parking was $11.
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