The Tech Museum is the only museum to offer visitors of all ages the unique comprehensive Silicon Valley experience with hands-on, interactive experiences in genetics, earth sciences, alternative energy, virtual design and microchips and lots more. Fun and learning combine in the beautiful contemporary museum built by renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta. The Tech Museum is singularly focused on technology —how it works and the way that it is changing every aspect of the way we work, live, play and learn.
Recently celebrating its 40th anniversary the San Jose Museum of Art has been a showcase for contemporary West Coast collections. Its distinct voice exhibits the unique evolution of the institution from a small Richardsonian Romanesque inspired art gallery to a museum which reflects the bay area’s visual art.
San Jose Jazz is a non-profit organization that enriches the community with music education and performance. In 1987 it produced its first winter jazz series; in 1990 it produced its first jazz festival; and in 1993 it produced its first education program. Today, San Jose Jazz is a dynamic, region-wide organization that presents more than 100 live music events a year.
CMT San Jose was founded in 1968 to create a community-based children’s theater in San Jose, CA. Children’s Musical Theater, often referred to as Children's Musical Theatre San Jose (CMTSJ) is now one of the nation’s largest youth musical theater and training program of its kind. The mission of CMT is to train and educate today’s youth through musical theater to set and achieve high artistic and personal goals, and to inspire them to become exemplary artists, patrons and citizens of tomorrow.
The Symphony's artists, nationally recruited, locally resident, with an average performance tenure in San Jose of over 20 years, are recognized as among the best in the greater Bay Area. Led by an exciting roster of distinguished guest conductors on the European model, the Symphony is an anchor tenant of San Jose's magnificently restored downtown California Theatre, one of Northern California's most outstanding music halls. There, audiences and critics alike greet its concerts with enthusiasm.
Opera San José is a professional, regional opera company that is unique in the United States. Maintaining a resident company of principal artists, this company specializes in showcasing the finest young professional singers in the nation. Featuring fresh, new talents in the first years of their careers, Opera San José’s performances are always dramatically stimulating and vocally accomplished.
Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation is where Silicon Valley finds the New York Broadway Theater Experience. Our staff and facility can handle groups from 10-1000 plus. We provide group rate tickets, pre and post show receptions, Corporate Membership and Exclusive President’s Club access for those occasions that require the highest level of service.
Ballet San Jose's mission is to provide the South Bay with theatrically produced ballet and professional dance education in a manner that honors the vision of the artists, meets the highest technical and artistic standards, contributes to the fulfillment of the cultural needs of the community, and is accessible to as wide an audience as possible. The ballet season generally runs from October to April or May each year and features a nearly month-long run of THE NUTCRACKER each December.