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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 Orchestra 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 Music Theater 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, 9, 10, 11 (on the historical page)
             
Season 12 Sept 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019
  March 2019 April 2019 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 Aug 2019

Previous Months
Past calendar for Seasons 1 to 11

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

Season 12


September 2018

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 8 Sat 8:00pm Pop Brilliance at the Bankhead - BJ Thomas & LAS LVPAC  
Sept 15 Sat 8:00pm Flamingo Guitar Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra LVPAC  
Sept 19 Wed 7:00pm Movie On the Town LVPAC  
Sept 20 Thurs 7:30pm Swing Big Bad Voodoo Daddy LVPAC  
Sept 21 Fri 8:00pm Comedy San Francisco Comedy Competition LVPAC  
Sept 28 Thurs 4:00pm Cultural Native American Day LVPAC  
Sept 29 Fri 7:30pm Opera The Abduction from the Seraglio Livermore Valley Opera  
Sept 30 Sat 2:00pm Opera The Abduction from the Seraglio Livermore Valley Opera

 

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October 2018

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 Thurs 7:30pm Speaker Joel Breakstone Rae Dorough Speakers Series  
Oct 6 Sat 7:30pm Opera The Abduction from the Seraglio Livermore Valley Opera  
Oct 7 Sun 11:00am Cultural Filipino Barrio Fiesta LVPAC  
Oct 7 Sun 2:00pm Opera The Abduction from the Seraglio Livermore Valley Opera  
Oct 12 Fri 8:00pm Play L.A. Theatre Works "Steel Magnolias" LVPAC  
Oct 13 Sat 8:00pm Classical Amy Owens with Michael Barrett Del Valle Fine Arts  
Oct 14 Sun 3:00pm Acrobatics New Chinese Acrobats LVPAC  
Oct 17 Wed 7:00pm Movie Showboat LVPAC  
Oct 25 Thurs 7:30m Comedy Tom Papa LVPAC  
Oct 26 Fri 8:00pm Country Mustangs of the West LVPAC  
Oct 27 Sat 7:00pm Mariachi Mariachi Herencia de Mexico LVPAC  
Oct 28 Sun 3:00pm Magic It's Magic LVPAC  
             
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November 2018
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 2 Fri 8:00pm Pop Jim Messina LVPAC  
Nov 3 Sat 11:00am Cultural Diwali LVPAC  
Nov 7 Wed 7:30pm African a cappella Nobuntu LVPAC  
Nov 8 Thurs 7:30pm Music Estas Tonne: The Breath of Sound World Tour LVPAC  
Nov 11 Sun 2:00pm
6:00pm
Stunt Dog Chris Perondi's Stunt Dog Experience LVPAC  
Nov 15 Thurs 7:30pm Speaker Andy Weir Rae Dorough Speakers Series  
Nov 16 Fri 8:00pm Country Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers LVPAC  
Nov 17 Sat 8:00pm Music 6th Floor Project LVPAC  
Nov 25 Sun 3:00pm Classical Handel: The Messiah Pacific Chamber Orchestra  
Nov 28 Wed 7:00pm Movie Meet Me In St. Louis LVPAC  
             
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December 2018

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 Sat 8:00pm Classical Joy, Pathos and Passion Livermore Amador Symphony  
Dec 8 Sat 2:00pm
7:00pm
Ballet The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 9 Sun 7:00pm Ballet The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 14 Fri 7:00pm Ballet The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 15 Sat 2:00pm
7:00pm
Ballet The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 16 Sun 2:00pm
7:00pm
Ballet The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 20 Thurs 7:30pm Doo Wop Doo Wop Project Christmas LVPAC  
Dec 21 Fri 8:00pm Irish Irish Christmas in America LVPAC  
Dec 23 Sun 5:00pm Play Reduced Shakespeare Company LVPAC  
Dec 30 Sun 11:00am
2:00pm
Puppets Dlux Puppets - "Alice in Wonderland" LVPAC  
Dec 31 Mon 8:00pm Comedy New Years Eve Celebration at the Bankhead LVPAC  
             
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January 2019

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 12 Sat 8:00pm Play The Hunchback of Notre Dame Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 13 Sun 2:00pm Play The Hunchback of Notre Dame Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 18 Fri 8:00pm Pop Melissa Manchester LVPAC  
Jan 19 Sat 8:00pm Play The Hunchback of Notre Dame Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 20 Sun 2:00pm Play The Hunchback of Notre Dame Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 21 Mon 7:30pm Jazz Branford Marsalis LVPAC  
Jan 26 Sat 2:00pm
8:00pm
Play The Hunchback of Notre Dame Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 27 Sun 2:00pm Play The Hunchback of Notre Dame Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 31 Thurs 7:30pm Comedy/Dance Les Ballets Trockedero de Monte Carlo LVPAC  
             
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February 2019

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 Thurs 7:30pm Speaker Patrick Hunt Rae Dorough Speakers Series  
Feb 8 Fri 8:00pm Ballet Russian National Ballet "Don Quixote" LVPAC  
Feb 9 Sat 8:00pm Classical John O'Conor, Piano Del Valle Fine Arts  
Feb 10 Sun 7:30pm Blues Robert Cray LVPAC  
Feb 12 Tues 7:30pm Music A Bowie Celebration LVPAC  
Feb 14 Thurs 7:30pm Pop The Music of ABBA LVPAC  
Feb 15 Fri 8:00pm Comedy The Second City LVPAC  
Feb 17 Sun 3:00pm Vocal/Dance The Choir of Man LVPAC  
Feb 22 Fri 8:00pm Swing Big Bad Voodoo Daddy LVPAC  
Feb 23 Sat 8:00pm Symphony Colorful Characters Livermore Amador Symphony  
Feb 24 Sun 3:00pm Magic The Clairvoyants LVPAC  
Feb 27 Wed 7:30pm Celtic, Dance Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy LVPAC  
Feb 28 Thurs 7:30pm Guitar International Guitar Night LVPAC  
             
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March 2019

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)
Mar 1 Fri 8:00pm Pop Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience West Coast Performing Arts  
Mar 9 Sat 7:30pm Opera The Barber of Seville Livermore Valley Opera  
Mar 10 Sun 2:00pm Opera The Barber of Seville Livermore Valley Opera  
Mar 14 Thurs 7:30pm Speaker Janet Beard Rae Dorough Speakers Series  
Mar 15 Fri 8:00pm Soul Masters of Soul LVPAC  
Mar 16 Sat 7:30pm Opera The Barber of Seville Livermore Valley Opera  
Mar 17 Sun 2:00pm Opera The Barber of Seville Livermore Valley Opera  
Mar 18 Mon 7:30pm Rock Don Felder LVPAC  
Mar 21 Thurs 7:30pm Music/Dance/Comedy Cirque Eloize "Saloon" LVPAC  
Mar 22 Fri 8:00pm Music

Bumper Jacksons

LVPAC  
Mar 23 Sat 8:00pm Classical Trio 180 Del Valle Fine Arts  
Mar 24 Sun 3:00pm Classical Schubert: The Sublime Pacific Chamber Orchestra  
Mar 28 Thurs 7:30pm Guitar Will Ackerman: The Gathering of 4 Guitars LVPAC  
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April 2019

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 8 Mon 7:30pm Drums, etc. Mayumana "Currents" LVPAC  
April 12 Fri 8:00pm Comedy Late Nite Catechism:  Will My Bunny go do Heaven LVPAC  
April 13 Sat 8:00pm Symphony Dramatic Kvorak Livermore Amador Symphony  
April 14 Sun 3:00pm Folk Lonesome Traveler: The Concert with Peter Yarrow LVPAC  
April 27 Sat 8:00pm Pop A Tribute to Jimmy Buffet Show West Coast Performing Arts  
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May 2019

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 Fri 8:00pm Soul The Drifters LVPAC  
May 4 Sat 8:00pm Classical Telegraph Quartet Del Valle Fine Arts  
May 5 Sun 5:00pm Political Comedy The Capitol Steps LVPAC  
May 12 Sun 3:00pm String San Francisco String Trio - The Sgt. Pepper Project LVPAC  
May 14 Tues 7:30pm Blues Kdb' Mo' LVPAC
May 19 Sun 3:00pm Classical Beethoven: The Heroic Pacific Chamber Orchestra  
             
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June 2019

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 1 Sat 8:00pm Classical Classical Constasts Livermore Amador Symphony  
June 2 Sun 3:00pm Puppet Dlux Puppets - Peter Pan LVPAC  
             
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July 2019

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 2019

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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September 2019

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.