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Bankhead Theater
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center 500 Seat Theater.

 

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Construction &
Event Photos
Resident
Organizations
Performance
Schedule
Seating Chart
& Tickets
Bankhead Theater
History & FAQ
About

This is NOT the official Bankhead Theater site.  Click here for the official site, which includes online ticket ordering.
This page is a portion of eLivermore.com, and provides additional information about the theater.


Bankhead Theater

 
Opening Night Photos


Bernadette Peters Concert Photos

Construction &
Event Photos
Resident
Organizations
Performance
Schedule
Seating Chart
& Tickets
Bankhead Theater
History & FAQ
About

Bankhead Theater is the 500 seat performing arts theater that is the centerpiece of the "Golden Triangle" in Livermore.
Construction began in February 2006 and was completed in September 2007.
The theater held a two week opening gala beginning September 29, 2007, which was headlined by a concert by Bernadette Peters on Saturday, October 6th.

The box office (the 3 windows on the right side of the photo) is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.

Many local performing organizations have moved their performances to the Bankhead theater, from a variety of local venues.

The theater is operated by the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.

The Theater is located at 2400 First Street in Livermore between Livermore Ave and Maple St.  It backs up to Railroad Ave.
Free Parking is available in the City Parking Garage across the street on Railroad Ave.
 
    From 580 take the Livermore Ave Exit and head south.  Turn left on Railroad Ave.  The theater is on the right (the tall red brick building from that angle), and the parking garage is on the left.
    From 680 from the south, take highway 84 into Livermore, past Vineyard Ave. and Concannon Blvd to Stanley Blvd.  Turn right on Stanley, which later becomes Railroad Ave.  Just after crossing Livermore Ave is the theater on the right and the parking garage on the left.

 

Photos

 

eLivermore.com has taken photos of the theater and surrounding area since before construction began.
Click Here for the photo collection or on any photo to go to that page


Night Shots

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Opening Night

Bernadette Peters Concert
 

Resident Performance Organizations

The following organizations are based in the Bankhead Theater.  The color code is used below in the schedule to make it easy to pick out a performance from a specific organization.

Organization Activities
Livermore Valley Opera Currently produces 2 productions per year.
Valley Dance Theatre Performs the Nutcracker in December, and another production in the spring.
Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre Four productions per year, performed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for three weeks.
Livermore Amador Symphony The Livermore-Amador Symphony performs about 4 concerts per year, plus accompanies the Nutcracker performance.
Cantabella Children's Chorus Performs a December and Spring concert.
Del Valle Fine Arts Musical Concerts
Valley Concert Chorale A chorus of about 40 singers.  Performs several concerts per year.
Pacific Chamber Symphony Symphony concerts
Rae Dorough Speakers Series Presents talks on a variety of topics.

 

Other Organizations which perform at the Bankhead Theater

Organization Activities
Lamplighters Presents Plays such as Gilbert & Sullivan.  They bring about two performances per year to the Bankhead

 

Performance Schedule


Note:  Performance details subject to change.
This performance schedule is kept up to date as much as possible based on available information.

Tickets are available at:

  The theater box office (on the right side of the theater) Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00pm to 6:00pm
  Online at http://www.livermoreperformingarts.org/
  Or by calling the box office at (925) 373-6800

Click Here for the seating chart

 


Bankhead Theater Performance Calendar

Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (on the historical page)
             
Season 8 Sept 2014 Oct 2014 Nov 2014 Dec 2014 Jan 2015 Feb 2015
  March 2015 April 2015 May 2015 June 2015 July 2015 Aug 2015

Previous Months
Past calendar for Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7

includes photo links for those performances which were photographed by eLivermore.com

Season 8


September 2014

Click on the link in the Events Column for more details, including ticket prices.  Click here to see the theater seating chart.
Date Day Time Type Event
(Links go to eLivermore.com calendar
with event details)
Sponsoring Organization
(link to their web site)
Notes, Photo Links
(click photo)
Sept 12 Fri 8:00pm Acrobat National Acrobats of China LVPAC  
Sept 27 Sat 4:00pm Opera Rigoletto Opening Night Gala Livermore Valley Opera  
Sept 27
Sept 28
Sat
Sun
7:30pm
2:00pm
Opera Rigoletto Livermore Valley Opera  
Sept 30 Tues 7:30pm Rock Dave Mason Traffic Jam LVPAC  
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October 2014

Click on the link in the Events Column for more details, including ticket prices.  Click here to see the theater seating chart.
Date Day Time Type Event
(Links go to eLivermore.com calendar
with event details)
Sponsoring Organization
(link to their web site)
Notes, Photo Links
(click photo)
Oct 4
Oct 5
Sat
Sun
7:30pm
2:00pm
Opera Rigoletto Livermore Valley Opera  
Oct 3 Fri 8:00pm Acoustic Guitar Leo Kottke LVPAC  
Oct 10 Fri 8:00pm Comedy SPANK! The 50 Shades Parody LVPAC  
Oct 23 Thurs 7:30pm Pop The Lettermen LVPAC  
Oct 28 Tues 7:30pm Ukulele Jake Shimabukuro LVPAC  
Oct 30 Thurs 7:30pm Mariachi Mariachi Sol de Mexico LVPAC  
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November 2014

Click on the link in the Events Column for more details, including ticket prices.  Click here to see the theater seating chart.
Date Day Time Type Event
(Links go to eLivermore.com calendar
with event details)
Sponsoring Organization
(link to their web site)
Notes, Photo Links
(click photo)
Nov 14 Fri 8:00pm Light LUMA: Theater of Light LVPAC  
Nov 16 Sun 7:00pm Pop The Manhattan Transfer LVPAC  
Nov 20 Thurs 7:30pm Jazz Preservation Hall & Toussaint LVPAC  
Nov 21 Fri 8:00pm Pop Abbey Road-Classic Albums Live LVPAC  
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December 2014

Click on the link in the Events Column for more details, including ticket prices.  Click here to see the theater seating chart.
Date Day Time Type Event
(Links go to eLivermore.com calendar
with event details)
Sponsoring Organization
(link to their web site)
Notes, Photo Links
(click photo)
Dec t Fri 7:30pm acoustic Andy McKee LVPAC  
Dec 7 Sun 2:00pm Irish An Irish Christmas LVPAC  
Dec 13
Dec 13
Dec 14
Sat
Sat
Sun
2:00pm
7:00pm
2:00pm
Opera The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 19
Dec 20
Dec 20
Dec 21
Dec 21
Fri
Sat
Sat
Sun
Sun
7:00pm
2:00pm
7:00pm
2:00pm
7:00pm
Opera The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 23 Tues 7:30pm Vocal A Chanticleer Christmas LVPAC  
Dec 31 Wed 8:00pm Music Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks LVPAC  
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January 2015

Click on the link in the Events Column for more details, including ticket prices.  Click here to see the theater seating chart.
Date Day Time Type Event
(Links go to eLivermore.com calendar
with event details)
Sponsoring Organization
(link to their web site)
Notes, Photo Links
(click photo)
Jan 7 Wed 7:30pm Tango Tango Buenos Aires LVPAC  
Jan 9 Fri 8:00pm Folk Piano George Winston LVPAC  
Jan 10 Sat 8:00pm Folk The Kingston Trio LVPAC
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February 2015

Click on the link in the Events Column for more details, including ticket prices.  Click here to see the theater seating chart.
Date Day Time Type Event
(Links go to eLivermore.com calendar
with event details)
Sponsoring Organization
(link to their web site)
Notes, Photo Links
(click photo)
Feb 2 Mon 7:30 Ballet Russian National Ballet LVPAC  
Feb 12 Thurs 7:30pm vocal An Evening with Molly Ringwald LVPAC  
Feb 13 Fri 8:00pm Pop Ricky Nelson Remembered LVPAC  
Feb 18 Wed 7:30pm Jazz pop Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra LVPAC  
Feb 20 Fri 8:00pm Pop The Music of ABBA LVPAC  
Feb 28 Sat 8:00pm Comic book The Intergalactic Nemesis LVPAC  
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March 2015

Click on the link in the Events Column for more details, including ticket prices.  Click here to see the theater seating chart.
Date Day Time Type Event
(Links go to eLivermore.com calendar
with event details)
Sponsoring Organization
(link to their web site)
Notes, Photo Links
(click photo)
March 5 Thurs 7:30pm Magic, Music Cirque Zuma Zuma LVPAC  
March 6 Fri 8:00pm Western Riders in the Sky LVPAC  
March 7 Sat 8:00pm Blues Official Blues Brothers Revue LVPAC  
March 14 Sat 4:00pm Opera Lucia di Lammermoor Gala Livermore Valley Opera  
March 14
March 15
Sat
Sun
7:30pm
2:00pm
Opera Lucia di Lammermoor Livermore Valley Opera  
March 21
March 22
Sat
Sun
7:30pm
2:00pm
Opera Lucia di Lammermoor Livermore Valley Opera  
March 25 Wed 7:30pm Celtic Women of Ireland LVPAC  
March 26 Thurs 7:30pm Comedy The Second City on Tour LVPAC  
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April 2015

Click on the link in the Events Column for more details, including ticket prices.  Click here to see the theater seating chart.
Date Day Time Type Event
(Links go to eLivermore.com calendar
with event details)
Sponsoring Organization
(link to their web site)
Notes, Photo Links
(click photo)
April 3 Fri 8:00pm Rock Jan & Dean's Beach Party LVPAC  
April 12 Sun 2:00pm Juggling Mark Nizer: Live in 3D LVPAC  
April 14 Tues 7:30pm Folk Arlo Guthrie LVPAC  
April 18 Sat 8:00pm Rock A Salute to The Eagles LVPAC  
April 25 Sat 8:00pm Rock Dark Side of the Moon Tribute LVPAC  
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May 2015

Click on the link in the Events Column for more details, including ticket prices.  Click here to see the theater seating chart.
Date Day Time Type Event
(Links go to eLivermore.com calendar
with event details)
Sponsoring Organization
(link to their web site)
Notes, Photo Links
(click photo)
May 1 Fri 8:00pm Political Comedy The Capitol Steps LVPAC


(5/5/08 performance)

May 7 Thurs 7:30pm Vocal Simply Sinatra LVPAC  
May 8 Fri 8:00pm Pop Almost Elton John LVPAC  
May 15 Fri 8:00pm Doo Wop Best of Doo Wop LVPAC  
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June 2015

Click on the link in the Events Column for more details, including ticket prices.  Click here to see the theater seating chart.
Date Day Time Type Event
(Links go to eLivermore.com calendar
with event details)
Sponsoring Organization
(link to their web site)
Notes, Photo Links
(click photo)
June 12 Fri 8:00pm Western Swing Hot Club of Cow Town LVPAC  
             
             
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July 2015

Click on the link in the Events Column for more details, including ticket prices.  Click here to see the theater seating chart.
Date Day Time Type Event
(Links go to eLivermore.com calendar
with event details)
Sponsoring Organization
(link to their web site)
Notes, Photo Links
(click photo)
             
             
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August 2015

Click on the link in the Events Column for more details, including ticket prices.  Click here to see the theater seating chart.
Date Day Time Type Event
(Links go to eLivermore.com calendar
with event details)
Sponsoring Organization
(link to their web site)
Notes, Photo Links
(click photo)
             
             
             

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Night View on September 11, 2007

About this site

This is NOT the official site of the theater.  This page is part of eLivermore.com, and is meant to provide information about the theater.  I have taken photos of the theaters throughout construction.  Over 300 photos are posted here, beginning with historical photos of the area and the buildings that were removed to make room for the theaters and other buildings.  The photos continue through the theater opening and performances.

These photos have been made available to the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC) and have been used by them on various material including the front cover of the first two programs.  All performance photos have been taken with the kind permission and cooperation of LVPAC.

Questions or comments about this web site should be directed to webservant@eLivermore.com.  More information about eLivermore.com can be found here.

 

The official theater web site is http://www.livermoreperformingarts.org/.  It includes the ability to order tickets online.