The 5 best performing arts spots in San Jose

California Theatre | Photo: Elaine S./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 05, 2019.

Searching for the best performing arts options near you?

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.

Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.

1. California Theatre

Photo: Elaine S./Yelp

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

Photo: Lauren D./Yelp

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 

Photo: West Valley Dance Company/Yelp

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

Photo: Gayle G./Yelp

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

Photo: Children's Musical Theater San Jose/Yelp

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.

This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

About 15 hours ago
San Jose

Korean-style ice creamery signs on as Market Park San Jose’s first food retailer

Visitors to the new Market Park San Jose shopping center will be able to sample trendy Korean-style desserts at a new SomiSomi soft-serve ice cream shop in the center. Read More

About 19 hours ago
San Jose

Homicide suspect shot and killed by San Jose police

Officers with the San Jose Police Department shot and killed a homicide suspect near an apartment complex on the east side of the city Thursday morning. Read More

Jan 21, 2021
San Jose

San Jose teen’s macaron business has raised nearly $6,000 for charity

San Jose high school student Shrobana Sengupta has baked at least 10,000 macarons since last May and raised close to $6,000 for charity. Read More

Jan 21, 2021
San Jose

Inmate hunger strike reaches one week at Santa Clara County Jail

A hunger strike is underway at the main jail in Santa Clara County with inmates not eating for one week so far. The inmates are trying to draw attention to what they call unsafe pandemic conditions and unfair treatment of inmates who test positive for Covid-19. Read More