eLivermore.com - By Bill Nale

 

Bankhead Theater
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center 500 Seat Theater.

 

Back to: eLivermore.com Home Page
 

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


September 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)
Sept 5 Sat 8:00pm Music The Ray Charles Project LVPAC  
Sept 13 Sun 2:00pm Acrobatic Circus and Acrobats of China LVPAC  
Sept 18 Fri 8:00pm Music Blue Sky Riders LVPAC  
Sept 25 Fri 8:00pm Comedy The 40th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition LVPAC  
Sept 26 Sat 4:00pm Dinner Madama Butterfly Gala Dinner Livermore Valley Opera  
Sept 26 Sat 7:30pm Opera Madama Butterfly Livermore Valley Opera  
Sept 27 Sun 2:00pm Opera Madama Butterfly Livermore Valley Opera  
Top of page

October 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)
Oct 1 Thurs 7:30pm Music Richard Marx LVPAC  
Oct 2 Fri 8:00pm Music The Tubes LVPAC  
Oct 3 Sat 7:30pm Opera Madama Butterfly Livermore Valley Opera  
Oct 4 Sun 2:00pm Opera Madama Butterfly Livermore Valley Opera  
Oct 6 Tues 7:30pm Theater Bram Stoker's Dracula LVPAC  
Oct 9 Fri 8:00pm Music Roger McGuinn LVPAC  
Oct 10 Sat 8:00pm Music Farallon Quintet Del Valle Fine Arts  
Oct 11 Sun 3:00pm Dance/Music Taste of Africa LVPAC  
Oct 13 Tues 7:30pm Music/Dance Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India LVPAC  
Oct 15 Thurs 7:30pm Music Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal LVPAC  
Oct 16 Fri 8:00pm Folk Music Wailin' Jennys LVPAC  
Oct 17 Sat 8:00pm Asian pop Christian Bautista LVPAC  
Oct 24 Sat 8:00pm Theater Jekyll & Hyde Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Oct 25 Sun 2:00pm Theater Jekyll & Hyde Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Oct 27 Tues 7:30pm Speaker Alex Filippenko - Black Holes Rae Dorough Speakers Series  
Oct 29 Thurs 7:30pm Guitar Paco Pena LVPAC  
Oct 30 Fri 8:00pm Comedy Paula Poundstone LVPAC  
Oct 31 Sat 8:00pm Theater Jekyll & Hyde Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Top of page

November 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)
Nov 1 Sun 2:00pm Theater Jekyll & Hyde Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Nov 5 Thurs 7:30pm Speaker Annie Barrows - Family History Rae Dorough Speakers Series  
Nov 6 Fri 4:00pm
8:00pm
Stunt Dogs The Stunt Dog Experience LVPAC  
Nov 7 Sun 2:00pm
8:00pm
Theater Jekyll & Hyde Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Nov 1 Sun 2:00pm Theater Jekyll & Hyde Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Nov 12 Thurs 7:30pm Muisc Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash LVPAC  
Nov 13 Fri 8:00pm Muisc From Broadway to Hollywood: Live LVPAC  
Nov 14 Sat 8:00pm Music Richard Cionco Del Valle Fine Arts  
Nov 20 Fri 8:00pm Comedy Late Night Catechism LVPAC  
Nov 21 Sat 8:00pm Jazz, Swing Big Bad Voodoo Daddy LVPAC  
Nov 27 Fri 8:00pm Music A Flock of Seagulls LVPAC  
Top of page

December 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)
Dec 1 Tues 7:30pm Celtic Music Christmas with the Celts LVPAC  
Dec 6 Sunday 2:00pm Dance Ballet Folklorico Mexicano LVPAC  
             
Top of page

January 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)
Jan 16 Sat 8:00pm Theater The Pirates of Penzance Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 17 Sun 2:00pm Theater The Pirates of Penzance Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 23 Sat 8:00pm Theater The Pirates of Penzance Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 24 Sun 2:00pm Theater The Pirates of Penzance Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 28 Thurs 7:30pm Orchestra Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra LVPAC  
Jan 29 Fri 8:00pm Pop Elton John's Greatest Hits LVPAC  
Jan 30 Sat 8:00pm Theater The Pirates of Penzance Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Jan 31 Sun 2:00pm Theater The Pirates of Penzance Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Top of page

February 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)
Feb 1 Mon 7:30pm Ballet Moscow Festival Ballet Romeo and Juliet LVPAC  
Feb 2 Tues 7:30pm Vocal MET Opera's Rising Stars LVPAC  
Feb 13 Sat 8:00pm Music Jason Vieaux Del Valle Fine Arts  
Feb 16 Tues 7:30pm   Hot Sardines LVPAC  
Feb 19 Fri 8:00pm Pop The McCartney Years LVPAC  
Feb 21 Sun 3:00pm folk/pop Live in Central Park [Revisited]: Simon and Garfunkel LVPAC  
Feb 24 Wed 2:00pm
7:30pm
Big Band Tribute to Glenn Miller and the Vocalists LVPAC  
Feb 25 Thurs 7:30pm Speaker Allison Macfarlane - Fukushima Nuclear diaster Rae Dorough Speakers Series  
Feb 26 Fri 8:00pm Comedy The Second City LVPAC
Feb 27 Sat 8:00pm Comedy Tim Lee: Scientist Turned Comedian LVPAC  
             
Top of page

March 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)
March 3 Thurs 7:30pm Film w/Live muisc The Triplets of Belleville LVPAC  
March 4 Fri 8:00pm Musical Broadway's Next HIT Musical LVPAC  
March 5 Sat 8:00pm drum GuGu Drum Group LVPAC  
March 22 Tues 7:30pm Indian Music Amjad Ali Khan and Sons LVPAC  
March 25 Fri 8:00pm Rock The Smithereens Play Songs From The Who LVPAC  
             
Top of page

April 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)
April 1 Fri 8:00pm Pop With the Beatles - The Concert Experience LVPAC  
April 2 Sat 11:00am
2:00pm
kids music Laurie Berkner Solo! The You and Me Tour LVPAC  
April 2 Sat 8:00pm Music Telegraph Quartet Del Valle Fine Arts  
April 8 Fri 8:00pm multimedia Robot Planet Rising LVPAC  
April 13 Wed 7:30pm a cappella The Swingles LVPAC  
April 14 Thurs 7:30pm Speaker Astro Teller - Google[x] Rae Dorough Speakers Series  
April 21 Thurs 7:30pm Ballet Aspen Santa Fe Ballet LVPAC  
April 28 Thurs 7:30pm Comedy Defending The Caveman LVPAC  
April 29 Fri 8:00pm Comedy Defending The Caveman LVPAC  
April 30 Sat 3:00pm
7:00pm
Comedy Defending The Caveman LVPAC  
Top of page

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 20 Fri 8:00pm Jazz Karen Marguth & Le Jazz Hot LVPAC  
             
Top of page

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)
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
Top of page

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 Sat 2:00pm Theater Mary Poppins Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 23 Sat 8:00pm Theater Mary Poppins Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 24 Sat 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 Sat 8:00pm Theater Mary Poppins Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
             
Top of page

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 9


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   Kathleen Madigan LVPAC  
Sept 10 Sat 8:00pm   Judy Collins LVPAC  
Sept 15 Thurs 7:30pm   Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China LVPAC  
Sept 17 Sat 8:00pm   Ottmar Liebert LVPAC  
Sept 23 Fri 8:00pm   SF Comedy Competition LVPAC  
Sept 27 Tues 7:30pm   Big Head Blues Club LVPAC  
Sept 30 Fri 8:00pm   Germán López LVPAC  
Top of page

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 7 Fri 8:00pm   Parsons Dance LVPAC  
Oct 13 Thurs 7:30pm   The Second City: Free Speech While Supplies Last LVPAC  
Oct 14 Fri 8:00pm   Julie Fowlis: Music of the Scottish Isles LVPAC  
Oct 27 Thurs 7:30pm   Jimmie Vaughn & The Tilt-a-Whirl Band LVPAC  
Oct 28 Fri 8:00pm   Acoustic Alchemy LVPAC  
Top of page
 

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   Philharmonia Baroque LVPAC  
Nov 4 Fri 8:00pm   Run Boy Run LVPAC  
Nov 11 Fri 8:00pm   One Man Star Wars Trilogy LVPAC  
Nov 15 Tues 7:30pm   Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile LVPAC  
Nov 18 Fri 8:00pm   The Willis Clan LVPAC  
Nov 20 Sun 2:00pm
6:00pm
  Stunt Dogs LVPAC  
Top of page

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   Taylor Hicks LVPAC  
Dec 19 Mon 7:30pm   David Benoit LVPAC  
Dec 22 Thurs 7:30pm   An Irish Christmas LVPAC  
Dec 31 Sat 8:00pm   New Year’s Eve with The Four Freshmen LVPAC  
Top of page

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   Rhapsody and Rhythm LVPAC  
Jan 27 Fri 8:00pm   Tom Papa LVPAC  
Top of page

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   Russian National Ballet Theatre: Giselle LVPAC  
Feb 10 Fri 8:00pm   COLE: The Music of Cole Porter LVPAC  
Feb 17 Fri 8:00pm   The Chieftains LVPAC  
Feb 19 Sun 3:00pm   International Guitar Night LVPAC  
Feb 24 Fri 8:00pm   Classic Albums Live: Rumours LVPAC  
Top of page

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   Betty Buckley LVPAC  
March 4 Sat 8:00pm   It’s Magic LVPAC  
March 16 Thurs 7:30pm   Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers LVPAC  
March 17 Fri 8:00pm   Twin Infinity - Intergalactic Nemesis III LVPAC  
March 24 Fri 8:00pm   Kahulanui – Hawaii’s Kings of Swing LVPAC  
March 31 Fri 8:00pm   Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now LVPAC  
Top of page

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   Masters of Soul LVPAC  
April 13 Thurs 7:30pm   Arlo Guthrie LVPAC  
April 19 Wed 7:30pm   Judgement at Nuremberg by Abby Mann LVPAC  
April 21 Fri 8:00pm   Cherry Poppin’ Daddies LVPAC  
April 28 Fri 8:00pm   Riders in the Sky LVPAC  
April 29 Sat 8:00pm   Lucie Arnaz LVPAC  
April 30 Sun 3:00pm   SF Scottish Fiddlers LVPAC  
Top of page

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   Paul Taylor Dance LVPAC  
May 4 Thurs 7:30pm   Capitol Steps LVPAC  
May 5 Fri 8:00pm   Wine Country LVPAC  
May 12 Fri 8:00pm   Twist of Lemmon LVPAC  
May 19 Fri 8:00pm   Storm Large LVPAC  
Top of page

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   Asleep at the Wheel LVPAC  
June 11 Sun 3:00pm   The Doo Wop Project LVPAC  
             
Top of page

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)
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
Top of page

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)
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

 

 

 

Top of page

 


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.