Best Performing Arts Center

These Performing Arts Centers were voted the Bay Area’s 2016 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

East Bay

Gold: Lesher Center for the Arts. This premier live theater venue shows a variety of plays, musicals, concerts and dance performances. 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. 925-943-7469.

Silver: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts. 339 11th St., Richmond. 510-234-5624.

Bronze: Berkeley Playhouse. 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. 510-845-8542.


Gold: San Mateo Performing Arts Center. This newly renovated, spacious performing arts center features productions by the San Mateo High School drama department as well as theater companies, dance groups and more. 600 N. Delaware St., San Mateo. 650-558-2375.

Silver: Bayside Performing Arts Center. 2025 Kehoe Ave., San Mateo. 650-655-3399.

Bronze: Fox Theatre Redwood City. 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City. 650-369-7770.

Silicon Valley

Gold: San Jose Center for Performing Arts. This 2,700-seat theater hosts performances by Broadway San Jose and traveling companies. 255 Almaden Blvd. 408-792-4111.

Silver: Mountain View Center for Performing Arts. 500 Castro St. 650-903-6000.

Bronze: Montgomery Theater. 271 S. Market St., San Jose. 408-295-9600.

Marin/San Francisco

Gold: Davies Symphony Hall. Home of the San Francisco Symphony, this 2,700-seat venue also features popular musical artists. Grove Street, between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street, San Francisco. 415-864-6000.

Silver: American Conservatory Theater. 405 Geary St., San Francisco. 415-749-2228.

Bronze: Curran Theater. 445 Geary St., San Francisco. 415-358-1220.

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