Tips for San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

255 S Almaden Blvd. San Jose CA 95113
Goldstar

325 San Jose Center for the Performing Arts Tips

  • Casual 5
  • Dressy 5
  • Festive 1
  • Park in lot 3
  • Arrive early 3
  • Parking is expensive 2
  • Dine before you go 7
  • Food and drinks for purchase 5
  • No food allowed 1
jante101
40 events
9 reviews
7 stars
Check parking rates ahead of time
Thomas Swidler
4 events
1 review
0 stars
Parking is a rip off at many places more than $30. I suggest to park across at the Adobe building for a flat fee of $8.
barbaradoe
39 events
3 reviews
35 stars
Download Goldstar App and print tickets on phone.
Cynthia Cook
46 events
5 reviews
10 stars
You can't bring any outside food or drinks of course, but they do have snacks and drinks outside and inside and you can take the drink (but not the food) into the theater with you, so you don't have to chug a lug!
Candy R.
26 events
7 reviews
59 stars
Don't get seats lower than number 25
Bruce/Kathy Roberts
4 events
1 review
1 stars
Walk about two blocks down San Carlos into the Westin Hotel and dine at El Fornaio. Yummm.
Danell
Danell
7 events
5 reviews
1 stars
We dined at McCormick & Schmick, a block from the S J Theater of Performance. Loved it.
The Book of Mormon
Ana Valle
6 events
4 reviews
18 stars
Either get dropped off or public transportation, parking is not difficult, but machines are not always functioning and you risk a ticket.
Ana Valle
6 events
4 reviews
18 stars
The weather was Warm. I wore The weather was warm, but the AC was on pretty high. Bring a sweater or something to keep you warm. .
Lex
Lex
2 events
1 review
19 stars
They have a wonderful outd00r area for pre-show cocktails. We recommend trying the Holy Water cocktail with whiskey and blackberry. You should also order your intermission drinks before the show begins so they are waiting for you as soon as the intermission begins.
The Book of Mormon
Eddie
Eddie Red Velvet
96 events
47 reviews
42 stars
They only have alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, coffee which you can take in to the performance with you... Food would be just chips and chocolate chip cookies.. If you need more eat before coming to the performance.
Celtic Woman: Ancient Land
Eddie
Eddie Red Velvet
96 events
47 reviews
42 stars
I paid $10 for a parking lot one block away... I used a credit card successfully at the ticket machine..
Celtic Woman: Ancient Land
Eddie
Eddie Red Velvet
96 events
47 reviews
42 stars
I wore nice shirt and nice blue jeans.
Celtic Woman: Ancient Land
Goldstar Member
1 events
1 review
3 stars
Having a recommended discounted parking garage would be great.
Simony Parrela
3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
Public parking 1 block away, With lots ag space
Kristin Nyquist-Hunt
Kristin Nyquist-Hunt
8 events
1 review
10 stars
The weather was in the high 50s to low 60s.. I wore a long-sleeved shirt, a light wool coat, pants, and knee-high leather boots..
San Jose Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker
Pindari
5 events
2 reviews
4 stars
Tip: Don't worry about the music as the show begins and the vocals aren't great, it's early days for young Frankie and before long he's sounding terrific.
Xine Payne
5 events
1 review
6 stars
I wore Casual evening outfit. Jeans were the average attire .
kay
kay
3 events
1 review
6 stars
the convention center parking lot still charges by the hour on weekday nights. it was about $10 parking for the show.
Linda Fairfield
14 events
7 reviews
21 stars
Had dinner at the Loft on Second Street before show!

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