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Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top-performing arts spots around San Jose, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're in the market for performing arts.

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1. California Theatre

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First on the list is California Theatre. Located at 345 S. First St. downtown, the venues and event space and performing arts spot is the highest-rated performing arts spot in San Jose, boasting 4.5 stars out of 158 reviews on Yelp.

2. City Lights Theater Company

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Next up is downtown's City Lights Theater Company, situated at 529 S. Second St. With 4.5 stars out of 134 reviews on Yelp, the performing arts spot has proven to be a local favorite.

3. West Valley Dance Company 

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West Valley Dance Company - Bascom, a dance studio and performing arts spot in West San Carlos / Burbank, is another go-to, with four stars out of 28 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1226 S. Bascom Ave. to see for yourself.

4. San Jose Stage Company

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Downtown, check out San Jose Stage Company, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 75 reviews on Yelp. You can find the performing arts spot at 490 S. First St.

5. Children's Musical Theater San Jose

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Last but not least, there's Children's Musical Theater San Jose, a downtown favorite with 4.5 stars out of 71 reviews. Stop by 1401 Parkmoor Ave., Suite 100 to hit up the specialty school, summer camp and performing arts spot next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings.


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