Experiencing the best performing arts meaningfully improves the quality of life. California
enjoys vivid cultural life and offers a great variety to enjoy many forms of music, dance and drama in countless number of world-class theaters, concert halls, arenas, open-air amphitheaters, jazz clubs, etc…
- San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center is one of the largest performing arts centers in the United States. Opera,
ballet, symphony, modern and classical dance, theatre, recitals, plays and gala events all have a place at the Center.
- War Memorial Opera House rivals Old World theaters with its elegant lines, vaulted and coffered ceiling, marble foyer and sweeping balconies. Built in 1932, the War Memorial Opera House is home to the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Ballet.
- Davies Symphony Hall is the home of the San Francisco Symphony. Its modern lines echo the architectural style of the other buildings of the Performing Arts Center in an exciting and unique form.
Its electro-pneumatic Ruffatti organ has more than 10,000 pipes, five
manuals and 163 ranks.
- The Monterey Jazz Festival is one of the longest consecutively running jazz festivals since 1958. The festival is held annually on the Fairgrounds in Monterey, on the third full weekend in September. More than 500 top jazz artists perform on nine stages with more than 50 concert performances.
- The Music Center in Los Angeles is home to the internationally acclaimed Los Angeles Opera, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. The Performing Arts Center is centrally located in downtown
Los Angeles with four major venues surrounded by plazas and gardens.
- Walt Disney Concert Hall is designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world, providing both visual and aural intimacy for an unparalleled musical experience. Stainless steel curves of the striking exterior and state-of-the-art acoustics of the hardwood-paneled main auditorium radiate the unique energy and creative spirit of the city of Los Angeles.
- Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is one of the largest stages in the country. Home of the Los Angeles Opera and many times it provided perfect setting for the Academy Awards during the 20th century.
- Ahmanson Theatre presents a variety of dramas, musicals, comedies and classic revivals. Unique configuration allows variable seating capacity to accommodate a diverse selection of plays, from the intimate to the spectacular.
- Mark Taper Forum is a surprisingly intimate theatre with seating on three sides of the stage.
- Nokia Theatre offers guests mid-sized intimacy and exceptional comfort, with no seat further than 220 feet from the stage. Nokia Theatre opened in 2007 with six sold-out concerts.
- Hollywood Bowl is a modern amphitheatre primarily used for music performances.
Famous for its band shell against the backdrop of the famous Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Bowl is the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and host of hundreds of musical events each year.
- Greek Theater is located at Griffith Park
in Los Angeles and host of popular pop, classical, reggae and rock entertainment.
- Orange County Performing Arts Center presents a wide variety of the most significant national and international productions of music, dance and theater since 1986.
- Segerstrom Hall and
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall are world-class facilities with unique architecture, granite, limestone and serpentine glass façade, crystal LED lighting, soaring
grand portal arch and a sculpture of Fire Bird.
- Sunday Jazz Jams, Monday Night Big Bands and the best jazz musicians every night of the week are on stage at
Steamers Jazz Club & Cafe, located in the heart of Orange County.
- San Diego’s Balboa Park is the nation's largest urban cultural park. Home of major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo, the Park has an ever-changing calendar of plays, musicals, concerts and classes—all in the beautiful and timeless setting.
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