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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 8       June 2015 July 2015 Aug 2015
             
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

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 8   (Click here for previous months)

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 5 Fri 7:00pm Dance Live to Dance, Dance to Live Livermore School of Dance  
June 6 Sat 2:00pm Dance Live to Dance, Junior Division Livermore School of Dance  
June 6 Sat 7:00pm Dance Live to Dance, Dance to Live Livermore School of Dance  
June 12 Fri 8:00pm Western Swing Hot Club of Cow Town LVPAC  
June 13 Sat 11:00am Dance Nursery Rhymes Livermore School of Dance  
June 13 Sat 7:00pm Ballet Alice in Wonderland    
June 14 Sun 2:00pm Ballet Alice in Wonderland    
June 28 Sun 4:00pm Dance Dance Into the Future Xtreme Force Dance Company  
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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)
July 9 Thurs 7:30pm Musical Girl's Night - The Musical LVPAC  
July 10 Fri 8:00pm Musical Girl's Night - The Musical LVPAC  
July 11 Sat 2:00pm
8:00pm
Musical Girl's Night - The Musical LVPAC  
July 18 Sat 8:00pm Musical The King and I Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 19 Sun 2:00pm Musical The King and I Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 24 Fri 8:00pm Musical The King and I Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 25 Sat 8:00pm Musical The King and I Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 26 Sun 2:00pm Musical The King and I Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
July 30 Thurs 7:30pm Columbian Puerto Candelaria LVPAC  
July 31 Fri 8:00pm Musical The King and I Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
             
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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)
Aug 1 Sat 8:00pm Musical The King and I Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Aug 2 Sun 2:00pm Musical The King and I Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Aug 5 Wed 7:30pm Folk New Christy Minstrels LVPAC  
Aug 7 Fri 8:00pm Piano Keiko Matsui LVPAC  
Aug 9 Sun 3:00pm Jazz Jazz All Star Quintet LVPAC  
Aug 14 Fri 8:00pm Celtic / American

Celtic Roots of Great American Music

LVPAC  
Aug 22 Sat 2:00pm
8:00pm
Musical Comedy HMS Pinafore Lamplighters Presents  
Aug 23 Sun 2:00pm Musical Comedy HMS Pinafore Lamplighters Presents  
Aug 28 Fri 8:00pm Rock Rockapella LVPAC  

 

 

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  
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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 6 Tues 7:30pm Theater Bram Stoker's Dracula 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 29 Thurs 7:30pm Guitar Paco Pena LVPAC  
Oct 30 Fri 8:00pm Comedy Paula Poundstone LVPAC  
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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 6 Fri 4:00pm
8:00pm
Stunt Dogs The Stunt Dog Experience LVPAC  
Nov 12 Thurs 7:30pm Muisc Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash LVPAC  
Nov 13 Fri 8:00pm Muisc From Broadway to Hollywood: Live LVPAC  
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  
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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  
             
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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 28 Thurs 7:30pm Orchestra Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra LVPAC  
Jan 29 Fri 8:00pm Pop Elton John's Greatest Hits LVPAC  
           
           
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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 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 26 Fri 8:00pm Comedy The Second City LVPAC
Feb 27 Sat 8:00pm Comedy Tim Lee: Scientist Turned Comedian LVPAC  
             
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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  
             
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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 8 Fri 8:00pm multimedia Robot Planet Rising LVPAC  
April 13 Wed 7:30pm a cappella The Swingles LVPAC  
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  
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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 20 Fri 8:00pm Jazz Karen Marguth & Le Jazz Hot LVPAC  
             
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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)
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
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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)
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
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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)
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

 

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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.