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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.
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.  Their next projection is La Boheme, starting October 20 at the new theater.
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 (on the historical page)
             
Season 7 Sept 2013 Oct 2013 Nov 2013 Dec 2013 Jan 2014 Feb 2014
  March 2014 April 2014 May 2014 June 2014 July 2014 Aug 2014

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

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

Season 7


September 2013

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 Thurs 7:30pm Vocal All-4-One LVPAC  
Sept 7 Sat 8:00pm Rock Rick Derringer LVPAC  
Sept 14 Sat 8:00pm Ballet Alonzo King LINES Ballet LVPAC  
Sept 18 Wed 7:30pm 50s/60s The Bronx Wanderers LVPAC  
Sept 19 Thurs 7:30pm Dance Hungarian State Folk Dancers LVPAC  
Sept 20 Fri 8:00pm Vocal Maria Muldaur LVPAC  
Sept 28 Sat 4:00pm Gala Carmen Opening Gala Livermore Valley Opera  
Sept 28
Sept 29
Sat
Sun
8:00pm
2:00pm
Opera Carmen Livermore Valley Opera  

October 2013

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 2 Wed 7:30pm Jazz Big Bad Voodoo Daddy LVPAC  
Oct 3 Thurs 7:30pm Folk Dar Williams LVPAC  
Oct 4 Fri 8:00pm Folk Lauren Fox LVPAC  
Oct 5
Oct 6
Sat
Sun
8:00pm
2:00pm
Opera Carmen Livermore Valley Opera  
Oct 8 Tues 7:30pm Speaker Amy Stewart - Perils & Pleasures of Natural World Rae Dorough Speaker Series  
Oct 10 Thurs 7:30pm Folk/Blues Livingston Taylor LVPAC  
Oct 12 Sat 8:00pm Piano Alexander Ghindin, Piano Del Valle Fine Arts  
Oct 19
Oct 20
Sat
Sun
8:00pm
2:00pm
Musical Spamalot Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Oct 24 Thurs 7:30pm Jazz Jonathan Batiste & Stay Human LVPAC  
Oct 25
Oct 26
Oct 27
Fri
Sat
Sun
8:00pm
8:00pm
2:00pm
Musical Spamalot Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  

November 2013

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
Nov 2
Nov 3
Fri
Sat
Sun
8:00pm
8:00pm
2:00pm
Musical Spamalot Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Nov 6 Wed 7:30pm Speaker Tony La Russa Rae Dorough Speaker Series  
Nov 7 Thurs 7:30pm Bluegrass/pop The Grascals LVPAC  
Nov 8 Fri 8:00pm Blues Tommy Castro & The Painkillers LVPAC  
Nov 9 Sat 8:00pm Classical Divisa Ensemble Del Valle Fine Arts  
Nov 10 Sun 2:00pm Music Turtle Island & Nellie McKay LVPAC  
Nov 13 Wed 7:30pm Latin Pacific Mambo Orchestra LVPAC  
Nov 14 Thurs 7:30pm Music Vienna Teng LVPAC  
Nov 15 Fri 8:00pm Rock Rockapella LVPAC  
Nov 16 Sat 8:00pm Folk John Sebastian LVPAC  
Nov 17 Sun 2:00pm Family Hot Peas 'N Butter LVPAC  
Nov 21 Thurs 7:30pm Music/Dance Bale Folclorico da Bahia LVPAC  
Nov 22 Fri 8:00pm One man show A Celebration of Harold Pinter LVPAC  
Nov 23 Sat 8:00pm Swing The Jive Aces / Satin Dollz LVPAC  
Nov 24 Sun 2:00pm Classical Pacific Chamber Symphony - Crazy About Bach Pacific Chamber Symphony  
Nov 29
Nov 30
Nov 30
Fri
Sat
Sat
7:30pm
2:00pm
7:30pm
Balley Smuin XXMAS Ballet LVPAC  

December 2013

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 3 Tues 7:30pm Music/Dance Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro LVPAC  
Dec 4 Wed 7:30pm Country Folk Mariah McManus LVPAC  
Dec 7 Sat 8:00pm Symphony Livermore-Amador Symphony -
Gems from the Past & Present
Livermore Amador Symphony  
Dec 8 Sun 2:00pm Doo Wop A Doo Wop Holiday Celebration LVPAC  
Dec 10 Tues 7:30pm Pop A WWII Christmas LVPAC  
Dec 14

Dec 15
Sat

Sun
2:00pm
7:00pm
2:00pm
Ballet The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 20
Dec 21

Dec 22
 
Fri
Sat

Sun
 
7:00pm
2:00pm
7:00pm
2:00pm
7:00pm
Ballet The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 27 Fri 8:00pm Comedy Big Fat Year End Comedy XXI LVPAC  
Dec 31 Tues 8:00pm Slide Guitar Roy Rogers LVPAC  

January 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)
Jan 4 Sat 2:00pm
7:00pm
Dance Steppin Up: All 4 One Cause Livermore School of Dance Jazz Division  
Jan 11 Sat 8:00pm Folk Wailin' Jennys LVPAC  
Jan 18
Jan 19
Sat
Sun
8:00pm
2:00pm
Musical The Drowsy Chaperone Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 22 Wed 7:30pm Guitar International Guitar Night LVPAC  
Jan 24
Jan 25
Jan 26
Fri
Sat
Sun
8:00pm
8:00pm
2:00pm
Musical The Drowsy Chaperone Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 28 Tues 7:30pm Speaker Mike Montemerlo - Google Self Driving Car Rae Dorough Speaker Series  
Jan 29 Wed 7:30pm Blues/Soul The Jason Spooner Band LVPAC Cancelled
Jan 30 Thurs 7:30pm Comedy Comedy Tonight! LVPAC Cancelled
Jan 31 Fri 8:00pm
8:00pm
2:00pm
Musical The Drowsy Chaperone Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  

February 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)
Feb 1 Sat 9:30am
11:15am
Science Science on Saturday - Computer Simulation Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Feb 1 Sat 8:00pm Musical The Drowsy Chaperone Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Feb 4 Tues 7:30pm Celtic Music/Dance Celtic Nights LVPAC  
Feb 8 Sat 9:30am
11:15am
Science Science on Saturday - Fusion Modeling Lawrence Livermore National Lab  
Feb 8
Feb 9
Sat
Sun
8:00pm
2:00pm
Play Die Fledermaus Lamplighters Presents  
Feb 14 Fri 8:00pm Broadway Some Enchanted Evening LVPAC  
Feb 15 Sat 8:00pm Classical Euclid String Quartet Del Valle Fine Arts  
Feb 19 Wed 2:00pm
7:30pm
Big Band In The Mood - Music of Glenn Miller LVPAC  
Feb 21 Fri 8:00pm Rock Pink Floyd Concert Experience LVPAC  
Feb 22 Sat 9:30am
11:15am
Science Science on Saturday - Menacing Microbes Lawrence Livermore National Lab  
Feb 22 Sat 8:00pm Symphony Livermore-Amador Symphony -
American Idols
Livermore Amador Symphony  
Feb 23 Sun 7:00pm Comedy Second City LVPAC  
Feb 26 Wed 7:30pm Guitar - Latin/Jazz Guitar Passions LVPAC  
Feb 27 Thurs 7:30pm Pop Richard Marx LVPAC  
Feb 28 Fri 8:00pm Jazz Cyrille Aimee LVPAC  

March 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)
Mar 1 Sat 9:30am
11:15am
Science Science on Saturday - The Cardioid Project Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Mar 1 Sat 8:00pm Mystery Clockwork Mysteries LVPAC  
Mar 2 Sun 2:00pm Classical Pacific Chamber Symphony Pacific Chamber Symphony  
Mar 5 Wed 7:30pm Orchestra Philharmonia Baroque LVPAC  
Mar 7 Fri 8:00pm Jazz Fred Hersch LVPAC  
Mar 8 Sat 8:00pm Country Rusty Evans & Ring of Fire LVPAC  
Mar 15
Mar 16
Sat
Sun
8:00pm
2:00pm
Opera Cinderella Livermore Valley Opera  
Mar 20 Thurs 7:30pm Indian Amjad Ali Khan & Sons LVPAC  
Mar 21 Fri 8:00pm Bluegrass The Gibson Brothers LVPAC  
Mar 22
Mar 23
Sat
Sun
8:00pm
2:00pm
Opera Cinderella Livermore Valley Opera  
Mar 27 Thurs 7:30pm Celtic Battlefield Band LVPAC  
Mar 28 Fri 8:00pm Rick Led Zeppelin Concert Experience LVPAC  
Mar 29 Sat 8:00pm Classical Poulenc Trio Del Valle Fine Arts  
Mar 30 Sun 3:00pm Vocal Carmina Burana Valley Concert Chorale  
Mar 31 Mon 7:30pm Big Band Tribute Sinatra & Harry James LVPAC  

April 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)
April 4 Fri 8:00pm Comedy 3 Blonde Moms LVPAC  
April 5 Sat 8:00pm Symphony Livermore-Amador Symphony -
A Potpourri of Favorites
Livermore Amador Symphony  
April 6 Sun 2:00pm Comedy Circo Comedia LVPAC  
April 12 Sat 8:00pm Song The Songs of Johnny Mercer LVPAC  
April 13 Sun 3:00pm Doo-Wop 50's/60's Doo-Wop Celebration LVPAC  
April 17 Thurs 7:30pm Juggling The Flying Karamazov Brothers LVPAC  
April 24 Thurs 7:30pm Jazz Jim Cullum Jazz Band LVPAC  
April 25 Fri 8:00pm Pop Gary Wright LVPAC  
April 26 Sat 8:00pm Classical EOS Ensemble Del Valle Fine Arts  

May 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)
May 3 Sat 8:00pm Comedy Paula Poundstone LVPAC  
May 6 Tues 7:30pm Political Comedy Capitol Steps LVPAC  
May 8
May 9
Thurs
Fri
7:30pm
8:00pm
Dance Diavolo LVPAC  
May 10 Sat 7:30pm Rock The Beatles Concert Experience LVPAC  
May 11 Sun 2:00pm Classical Pacific Chamber Symphony - Totally Beethoven Pacific Chamber Symphony  
May 17 Sat 8:00pm Symphony Livermore-Amador Symphony -
Five Dedicated Decades
Livermore Amador Symphony  
May 18 Sun 3:00pm Big Band Sex, Swagger, & Swing LVPAC  
May 31 Sat 7:00pm Dance Spring Rep Valley Dance Theatre  

June 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)
June 1 Sun 2:00pm Dance Spring Rep Valley Dance Theatre  
June 13 Fri 8:00pm Bluegrass Red Molly LVPAC  
June 14 Sat 8:00pm Western Doo Wah Riders LVPAC  

July 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)
July 19
July 20
Sat
Sun
8:00pm
2:00pm
Musical Skrek The Musical Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 25
July 26
July 27
Fri
Sat
Sun
8:00pm
8:00pm
2:00pm
Musical Skrek The Musical Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  

August 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)
Aug 1
Aug 2
Aug 3
Fri
Sat
Sun
8:00pm
8:00pm
2:00pm
Musical Skrek The Musical Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  

 

 


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.