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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.
Livermore School of Dance  
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 The Rae Dorough Speaker Series (RDSS) sponsors guest speakers who offer unique insights that range from literature, history and journalism to technology and cutting edge science.

 

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, 8 (on the historical page)
             
Season 9 Sept 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016
  March 2016 April 2016 May 2016 June 2016 July 2016 Aug 2016
             
Season 10 Sept 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017
  March 2017 April 2017 May 2017 June 2017 July 2017 Aug 2017

Previous Months
Past calendar for Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 7 and 8

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

 

Season 9


May 2016
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 5 Thurs 7:30pm Ukraine Music DakhaBrakha LVPAC

 

May 6 Fri 8:0pm Political Comedy The Capitol Steps LVPAC
(5/5/08 performance)
May 7 Sat 8:00pm Music Eos Ensemble Del Valle Fine Arts  
May 18 Wed 7:30pm Dance Music Cimarron LVPAC  
May 20 Fri 8:00pm Jazz Karen Marguth & Le Jazz Hot LVPAC  
May 21 Sat 8:00pm Classical A Tale of Two Cities Livermore Amador Symphony  
May 22 Sun 7:00pm Ballet Smuin Ballet LVPAC  
May 28 Sat 7:00pm Dance 2016 Spring Rep Valley Dance Theatre  
May 29 Sun 2:00pm Dance 2016 Spring Rep Valley Dance Theatre  
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June 2016

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 4 Sat 11:00am Dance It's A Small World Livermore School of Dance  
June 11 Sat 8:00pm Music Rudy Colombini & The Unauthorized Rolling Stones LVPAC  
June 12 Sun 1:00pm
5:00pm
Dance Extreme Force Dance Company Presents Schoolin' Life 2016 Xtreme Force Dance Company  
June 13 Mon 7:30pm Jazz Preservation Hall Jazz Band LVPAC  
June 24 Fri 7:00pm Dance A Night At the Movies Livermore School of Dance  
June 25 Sat 11:00am Dance A Night At the Movies Jr Livermore School of Dance  
June 25 Sat 2:00pm Dance A Night At the Movies Livermore School of Dance  
June 25 Sat 7:00pm Ballet Return to Neverland Livermore School of Dance  
June 26 Sat 2:00pm Ballet Return to Neverland Livermore School of Dance  
             
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July 2016

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)
July 16 Sat 8:00pm Theater Mary Poppins Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 17 Sun 2:00pm Theater Mary Poppins Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 22 Fri 8:00pm Theater Mary Poppins Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 23 Sat 8:00pm Theater Mary Poppins Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 24 Sun 2:00pm Theater Mary Poppins Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 30 Sat 2:00pm
8:00pm
Theater Mary Poppins Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 31 Sun 2:00pm Theater Mary Poppins Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
             
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August 2016

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)
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

 

Season 10


September 2016

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 9 Fri 8:00pm Comedy Kathleen Madigan LVPAC  
Sept 10 Sat 8:00pm Folk Music Judy Collins LVPAC  
Sept 14 Wed 7:30pm Speaker Jeanne Marie Laskis Rae Dorough Speakers Series  
Sept 15 Thurs 7:30pm Acrobatics Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China LVPAC  
Sept 17 Sat 8:00pm Flamenco Guitar Ottmar Liebert LVPAC  
Sept 23 Fri 8:00pm Comedy SF Comedy Competition LVPAC  
Sept 24 Sat 7:30pm Opera The Flying Dutchman Livermore Valley Opera  
Sept 25 Sun 2:00pm Opera The Flying Dutchman Livermore Valley Opera  
Sept 27 Tues 7:30pm Blues Big Head Blues Club LVPAC  
Sept 30 Fri 8:00pm Music Germán López LVPAC  
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October 2016

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 1 Sat 7:30pm Opera The Flying Dutchman Livermore Valley Opera  
Oct 2 Sun 2:00pm Opera The Flying Dutchman Livermore Valley Opera  
Oct 7 Fri 8:00pm Dance Parsons Dance LVPAC  
Oct 9 Sun 2:00pm Classical Brilliant Baroque Pacific Chamber Symphony  
Oct 13 Thurs 7:30pm Comedy The Second City: Free Speech While Supplies Last LVPAC  
Oct 14 Fri 8:00pm Scottish Music Julie Fowlis: Music of the Scottish Isles LVPAC  
Oct 15 Sat 8:00pm Classical Jon Nakamatsu Del Valle Fine Arts  
Oct 22 Sat 8:00pm Theater In the Heights Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Oct 23 Sun 2:00pm Theater In the Heights Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Oct 27 Thurs 7:30pm Blues Jimmie Vaughn & The Tilt-a-Whirl Band LVPAC  
Oct 28 Fri 8:00pm Jazz Acoustic Alchemy LVPAC  
Oct 29 Sat 8:00pm Theater In the Heights Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Oct 30 Sun 2:00pm Theater In the Heights Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
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November 2016
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 3 Thurs 7:30pm Classical Philharmonia Baroque LVPAC  
Nov 4 Fri 8:00pm Bluegrass Run Boy Run LVPAC  
Nov 5 Sat 2:00pm
8:00pm
Theater In the Heights Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Nov 6 Sun 2:00pm Theater In the Heights Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Nov 10 Thurs 7:30pm Speaker Julie Lythcott-Halms
The College Admissions Arms Race
Rae Dorough Speakers Series  
Nov 11 Fri 8:00pm Comedy One Man Star Wars Trilogy LVPAC  
Nov 15 Tues 7:30pm Theater Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile LVPAC  
Nov 18 Fri 8:00pm Bluegrass The Willis Clan LVPAC  
Nov 19 Sat 8:00pm Classical Stephen Waarts Del Valle Fine Arts  
Nov 20 Sun 2:00pm
6:00pm
Stunts Stunt Dogs LVPAC  
Nov 27 Sun 2:00pm Classical Handel's Messiah Pacific Chamber Symphony  
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December 2016

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 2 Fri 8:00pm Country, blues Taylor Hicks LVPAC  
Dec 3 Sat 3:00pm Multi Free Family Concert LVPAC  
Dec 3 Sat 8:15pm Classical A Heavenly Life Livermore Amador Symphony  
Dec 10 Sat 2:00pm
7:00pm
Dance The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 11 Sun 2:00pm Dance The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 16 Fri 7:00pm Dance The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 17 Sat 2:00pm
7:00pm
Dance The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 18 Sun 2:00pm
7:00pm
Dance The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 19 Mon 7:30pm Music David Benoit LVPAC  
Dec 22 Thurs 7:30pm Irish Music An Irish Christmas LVPAC  
Dec 31 Sat 8:00pm jazz, pop New Year’s Eve with The Four Freshmen LVPAC  
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January 2017

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 Sat 8:00pm Music Rhapsody and Rhythm LVPAC  
Jan 14 Sat 8:00pm Musical Jesus Christ Super Star Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 15 Sat 2:00pm Musical Jesus Christ Super Star Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 21 Sat 8:00pm Musical Jesus Christ Super Star Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 22 Sat 2:00pm Musical Jesus Christ Super Star Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 28 Sat 2:00pm
8:00pm
Musical Jesus Christ Super Star Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 29 Sat 2:00pm Musical Jesus Christ Super Star Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 26 Thurs 7:30pm Speaker Ross Stein - All Thinkgs Seismic: The Earth Quakes Rae Dorough Speakers Series  
Jan 27 Fri 8:00pm   Tom Papa LVPAC  
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February 2017

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 7 Tues 7:30pm Ballet Russian National Ballet Theatre: Giselle LVPAC  
Feb 10 Fri 8:00pm Music COLE: The Music of Cole Porter LVPAC  
Feb 11 Sat 8:00pm Classical Aspen Trio with Bryan Young Del Valle Fine Arts  
Feb 17 Fri 8:00pm Irish Music The Chieftains LVPAC  
Feb 18 Sat 8:00pm Classical Inspirational Journey Livermore Amador Symphony  
Feb 19 Sun 3:00pm Guitar International Guitar Night LVPAC  
Feb 24 Fri 8:00pm Pop Classic Albums Live: Rumours LVPAC  
Feb 26 Sun 2:00pm Classical Global Gems Pacific Chamber Symphony  
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March 2017

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 3 Fri 8:00pm Vocal Betty Buckley LVPAC  
March 4 Sat 8:00pm Magic It’s Magic LVPAC  
March 11
March 19
Sat
Sun
  Opera The Marriage of Figaro Livermore Valley Opera  
March 16 Thurs 7:30pm Play Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers LVPAC  
March 17 Fri 8:00pm Comic Twin Infinity - Intergalactic Nemesis III LVPAC  
March 23 Thurs 7:30pm Speaker Dr. Alan Ashworth - Genes, Cancer and new Treatments Rae Dorough Speakers Series  
March 24 Fri 8:00pm Hawaiian Kahulanui – Hawaii’s Kings of Swing LVPAC  
March 25 Sat 8:00pm Classical The Escher Quartet Del Valle Fine Arts  
March 31 Fri 8:00pm Dance Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now LVPAC  
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April 2017

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 1 Sat 8:00pm Soul Masters of Soul LVPAC  
April 8 Sat 8:00pm Classical Transfigurations Livermore Amador Symphony  
April 13 Thurs 7:30pm Folk Arlo Guthrie LVPAC  
April 19 Wed 7:30pm Theater Judgement at Nuremberg by Abby Mann LVPAC  
April 21 Fri 8:00pm Various Music Cherry Poppin’ Daddies LVPAC  
April 23 Sun 2:00pm Classical Breathtaking Brahms Pacific Chamber Symphony  
April 27 Thurs 7:30pm Speaker Robert L. Gallucci - Nuclear Weapons: They're Back Rae Dorough Speakers Series  
April 28 Fri 8:00pm Country Riders in the Sky LVPAC  
April 29 Sat 8:00pm Latin Lucie Arnaz LVPAC  
April 30 Sun 3:00pm Scottish SF Scottish Fiddlers LVPAC  
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May 2017

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 3 Wed 7:30pm Dance Paul Taylor Dance LVPAC  
May 4 Thurs 7:30pm Political Comedy Capitol Steps LVPAC  
May 5 Fri 8:00pm Guitar Wine Country LVPAC  
May 6 Sat 8:00pm Brass Sotto Voce Del Valle Fine Arts  
May 12 Fri 8:00pm Musical Story Twist of Lemmon LVPAC  
May 19 Fri 8:00pm Vocal Storm Large LVPAC  
May 20 Sat 8:00pm Classical Arabian Nights Livermore Amador Symphony  
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June 2017

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 2 Fri 8:00pm Country Asleep at the Wheel LVPAC


Ray Benson
at the Bankhead.

June 11 Sun 3:00pm Musical The Doo Wop Project LVPAC  
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July 2017

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)
July 7 Fri 8:00pm Comedy Paula Poundstone LVPAC  
July 15 Sat 8:00pm Theater The Wizard of Oz Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 16 Sun 2:00pm Theater The Wizard of Oz Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 22 Sat 8:00pm Theater The Wizard of Oz Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 23 Sun 2:00pm Theater The Wizard of Oz Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 29 Sat 2:00pm
8:00pm
Theater The Wizard of Oz Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 30 Sun 2:00pm Theater The Wizard of Oz Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
             
             
             
             
             
             
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August 2017

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)
TBD       Livermore Valley Film Festival 2017    
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

 

 

 

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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.