Museums

Children's Discovery Museum

180 Woz Way
(408) 298-5437
More than 3 million happy customers have used the 52,000-square-foot learning and discovery center for exploration and fun. Clifford the Big Red Dog, Alice in Wonderland and other kid favorite characters have shared space with permanent exhibits that are refreshed regularly.

Peralta Adobe & Fallon House

175 W. St. John St.
(408) 993-8182
Live downtown's history. Built 100 years apart, both structures tell the story of early settlement.

San Jose Museum of Art

110 S. Market St.
(408) 271-6840
Contemporary art that makes you think and have an emotional reaction. Since establishment in 1969, The San Jose Museum of Art has grown from small civic art gallery to a museum in the 10th largest city in America.

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

520 S. First St.
(408) 971-0323
This museum celebrates the art, craft and history of quilts and textiles. Artwork transcends cultures, ages and gender. Quilts and textiles have been more reflective of society than you might think. Go take a peek.

The Tech Museum of Innovation

201 S. Market St.
(408) 294-8324
The Tech inspires the innovator and creator in everyone. Go and interact – you're sure to find out something about yourself and your talents and abilities. The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater will boost your adrenaline levels, too.

Anno Domini // the second coming of Art and Design

366 S. First St.
(408) 271-5155
Respresenting and promoting urban contemporary art and culture in its many forms. The gallery also promotes and supports emerging and established artists. 

KALEID gallery

88 S. Fourth St.
(408) 947-1785
KALEID features over 60 artists from the San Jose area. The gallery showcases fine art limited editions and creative gifts in a wide range of mediums and price points originating from the artists themselves. 

MACLA: San Jose Center for Latino Arts

510 S. First St.
(408) 998-2783
An energizing contemporary arts space where Latino artists create and showcase new work in the visual, literary, and performance arts to help define, interpret, and transform society. 

Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery

1 Washington Square
San Jose State University
(408) 924-4328
The Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery is the main gallery and presents six exhibits annually of work by professional artists. Each year there are exhibits of contemporary design, history of art, a collaborative exhibition with other art institutions in the Bay Area, and a special exhibition and residency.

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

560 S. First St.
(408) 283-8155

The ICA reflects and interprets the cultural and technical diversity of the region and engages Bay Area audiences through innovative visual art exhibitions and educational programs. They present forward-looking, thought-provoking, and exciting contemporary art by emerging and established Bay Area artists.

Works/San Jose

451 S. First St.
(408) 455-2517
Works/San Jose provides an accessible, supportive and welcoming art center and serves as the South Bay community's creative laboratory where people can experiment, exhibit and engage with art and each other. 
 

Arts Groups

Ballet San Jose

40 N. First St., (408) 288-2820
Spearheaded by Dennis Nahat, the company of 30 ballet dancers from 12 countries travels the world armed with a repertoire of more than 120 traditional and modern ballets.  It remains one of the only major ballet companies to run an associated professional ballet school.  Ballet San Jose performs to more than 60,000 theatre attendees every year at the Center for the Performing Arts.

Broadway San Jose
(866)-395-2929
Broadway San Jose – A Nederlander Presentation, is a family owned and operated company committed to bringing the best of Broadway musicals and exciting special attractions from around the world to the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Nederlander is working in association with Team San Jose and with our own local San Jose staff to bring Broadway to the CPA.  Since its founding in 1912, Nederlander has presented and produced award-winning entertainment throughout the United States, including nine theaters on Broadway, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, Riverside, Durham, Tucson and now San Jose.

Children's Musical Theater San Jose

1401 Parkmoor Ave., (408) 288-5437
The Children's Musical Theatre of San Jose (CMT) has served San Jose for more than 40 years, with more than 60,000 young people participating in its productions.   Now one of the nation's largest youth musical theater  and training program of its kind, the show goes on at the CMT's permanent home, Montgomery Theatre.   

Northside Theatre Company

848 E. William St., (408) 288-7820
The Northside Theatre Company (NTC) is known for new play development and redefining the integrity and importance of small theater organizations.  NTC performs in the intimate setting of the Black Box Theatre, giving audiences a chance to get up close and personal with the show and the actors.   

Opera San Jose

2149 Paragon Drive, (408) 437-4450
Opera San Jose celebrates 25 years of opera with its silver anniversary 2008-2009 season staged in the beautiful and historic California Theatre.  Offering a unique resident company , Opera San Jose contracts professional artists in the first years of their singing careers - creating high-quality theatrical and musical performances.   

Renegade Theatre Experiment

1346 The Alameda Suite 7-265, (408) 351-4440
The Renegade Theatre Experiment (RTE) began with a group of Santa Clara University Students who realized they would rather perform together then audition for separate shows.  RTE strives to create bold works of art that speak to the audience.  All performances take place at the Historic Hoover Theatre.     

San Jose Chamber Music Society

72 N. Fifth St., (408) 286-5111
A community-based non-profit organization, the San Jose Chamber Music Society (SJCMS), produces affordable but high-quality concerts in Le Petit Trianon Theatre.  The society was created to promote chamber music in the South Bay and continues this mission through music apprenticeship, experience and education.   

San Jose Chamber Orchestra

72 N. Fifth St., (408) 295-4416 
Conductor and founder Barbara Day Turner's resume of more than 40 operas and 50 musical theatre pieces ensures that the San Jose Chamber Orchestra delivers creative and engaging programming.  Most performances take place in the Le Petit Trianon Theatre where music "envelopes the audience and players."    

South Bay Guitar Society

72 N. Fifth St., Suite 18, (408) 292-0704
The South Bay Guitar Society (SBGS) was formed to create public awareness in the arts, particularly the classical guitar.  With offices based in the Le Petit Trianon Theatre, SBGS continues to bring national and international artists to the venue.  

Symphony Silicon Valley

P.O. Box 790, (408) 286-2600
Symphony Silicon Valley's artists, all nationally recruited and local residents -- with an average performance tenure in San Jose of over 20 years -- are recognized as among the best in the greater Bay Area.  Each season brings eight programs, sets of two or three concerts each, to the California Theatre plus additional seasonal concerts.     

Tabard Theatre Group, Theatre on San Pedro Square

29 N. San Pedro St., Suite 200, (408) 979-0231
The Tabard Theatre Company presents professional shows that are suitable and appropriate for all ages.  Additionally, Tabard donates a portion of its concession proceeds to non-profit organizations that are thematically related to the shows and often includes food or clothing drives during its productions.  The Tabard Theatre Company is the managing and resident theatre company at Theatre on San Pedro Square.   

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