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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 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, 9, 10 (on the historical page)
             
Season 11 Sept 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018
  March 2018 April 2018 May 2018 June 2018 July 2018 Aug 2018

Previous Months
Past calendar for Seasons 1 to 10

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

Season 11


September 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)
Sept 9 Sat 6:00pm Music Brilliance at the Bankhead featuring The Indigo Girls LVPAC  
Sept 15 Fri 8:00pm Comedy Rita Rudner LVPAC  
Sept 17 Sun 2:00pm Music Poetry in Motion Pacific Chamber Orchestra  
Sept 21 Thurs 7:30pm Native American Music R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton, & Will Clipman LVPAC  
Sept 22 Fri 8:00pm Comedy SF Comedy Competition LVPAC  
Sept 30 Sat 4:00pm Opening Night Bala Don Pasquale Opening Night Gala Livermore Valley Opera  
Sept 30 Sat 8:00pm Opera Don Pasquale Livermore Valley Opera  
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October 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)
Oct 1 Sun 2:00pm Opera Don Pasquale Livermore Valley Opera  
Oct 5 Thurs 7:30pm Speaker David Vassar - Yosemite & Hetch Hetchy Rae Dorough Speakers Series  
Oct 6 Fri 8:00pm Folk Tom Rush LVPAC  
Oct 7 Sat 8:00pm Opera Don Pasquale Livermore Valley Opera  
Oct 8 Sun 2:00pm Opera Don Pasquale Livermore Valley Opera  
Oct 13 Fri 8:00pm bluesy rock Los Loney Boys LVPAC  
Oct 14 Sat 8:00pm piano Nikita Mndoyants Del Valle Fine Arts  
Oct 21 Sat 8:00pm Play Bullets over Broadway Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Oct 22 Sun 2:00pm Play Bullets over Broadway Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Oct 27 Fri 8:00pm Folk Joan Osborne LVPAC  
Oct 28 Sat 8:00pm Play Bullets over Broadway Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Oct 29 Sun 2:00pm Play Bullets over Broadway Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
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November 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)
Nov 2 Thurs 7:30pm Guitar African Guitar Summit LVPAC  
Nov 3 Fri 8:00pm Muisc OK GO LVPAC  
Nov 4 Sat 2:00pm
8:00pm
Play Bullets over Broadway Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Nov 5 Sun 2:00pm Play Bullets over Broadway Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Nov 11 Sat 8:00pm Vocal Manhattan Transfer LVPAC  
Nov 14 Sun 2:00pm Big Band Battle of the Big Bands Livermore School of Dance  
Nov 17 Fri 8:00pm Folk Kingston Trio LVPAC  
Nov 18 Sat 8:00pm Classical The Amethyst Quartet Del Valle Fine Arts  
Nov 26 Sun 2:00pm Classical Handel's Glorious Messiah Pacific Chamber Orchestra  
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December 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)
Dec 1 Fri 8:00pm Comedy Late Night Cateshism "Sister's Christmas Catechism" LVPAC  
Dec 2 Sat 8:00pm Classical Musical Heroes Livermore Amador Symphony  
Dec 9 Sat 2:00pm
7:00pm
Ballet The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 10 Sun 2:00pm Ballet The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 11 Mon 7:30pm Jazz The Hot Sardines LVPAC  
Dec 12 Tues 7:30pm Speaker Elisabeth Rosenthal Rae Dorough Speakers Series  
Dec 15 Fri 7:00pm Ballet The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 16 Sat 2:00pm
7:00pm
Ballet The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 17 Sun 2:00pm
7:00pm
Ballet The Nutcracker Valley Dance Theatre  
Dec 21 Thurs 7:30pm Irish Music An Irish Christmas LVPAC  
Dec 23 Sat 2:00pm Dogs Olate Dogs LVPAC  
Dec 31 Sun 8:00pm Folk/Bluegrass New Year's Eve at the Bankhead with Crawdad Republic LVPAC  
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January 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)
Jan 5 Fri 8:00pm Comedy Dave Coulier LVPAC  
Jan 6 Sat 8:00pm Pianist Richard Glazier "He's Playing Our Song" LVPAC  
Jan 13 Sat 8:00pm Play 1776 Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 14 Sun 2:00pm Play 1776 Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 18 Thurs 7:30pm Speaker David Shoemaker - Gravitational Waves Rae Dorough Speakers Series  
Jan 19 Fri 8:00pm Soul Marc Cohn with Blind Boys of Alabama LVPAC  
Jan 20 Sat 8:00pm Play 1776 Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 21 Sun 2:00pm Play 1776 Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 25 Thurs 7:30pm Music An Evening with Five for Fighting LVPAC  
Jan 26 Fri 8:00pm Comedy Vicki Lawrence and Mama LVPAC  
Jan 27 Sat 2:00pm
8:00pm
Play 1776 Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
Jan 28 Sun 2:00pm Play 1776 Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre  
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February 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)
Feb 6 Tues 7:30pm Ballet Moscow Festival Ballet LVPAC  
Feb 9 Fri 8:00pm Comedy Reduced Shakespeare LVPAC  
Feb 10 Sat 8:00pm Classical Calidore String Quartet Del Valle Fine Arts  
Feb 11 Sun 3:00pm Puppets Dlux Puppets "Alice in Wonderland" LVPAC  
Feb 15 Thurs 7:30pm Speaker Roger Bales - Avoiding California's Next Water Crisis Rae Dorough Speakers Series  
Feb 16 Fri 8:00pm Comedy The Second City LVPAC  
Feb 18 Sun 2:00pm Classical Golden Strings Pacific Chamber Orchestra  
Feb 23 Fri 8:00pm Guitar International Guitar Night LVPAC  
Feb 24 Sat 8:00pm Classical Wild Water and Wonder Livermore Amador Symphony  
Feb 25 Sun 12:00pm Ukulele Class Jake Shimabukuro Master Class LVPAC Class
Feb 25 Sun 12:00pm Ukulele Jake Shimabukuro LVPAC Performance
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March 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)
March 10 Sat 4:00pm Opera Opening Un Ballo In Maschera  Opening Night Gala Livermore Valley Opera  
March 10 Sat 7:30pm Opera Un Ballo in Maschera Livermore Valley Opera  
March 11 Sun 2:00pm Opera Un Ballo in Maschera Livermore Valley Opera  
March 16 Fri 8:00pm Irish Music Danu LVPAC  
March 17 Sat 7:30pm Opera Un Ballo in Maschera Livermore Valley Opera  
March 18 Sun 2:00pm Opera Un Ballo in Maschera Livermore Valley Opera  
March 22 Thurs 7:30pm Play Sense and Sensibility - Aquila Theatre LVPAC  
March 24 Sat 8:00pm Cellist Austin Huntington Del Valle Fine Arts  
March 25 Sun 3:00pm Dance Catapult LVPAC  
March 29 Thurs 7:30pm Speaker Dr. Ben Santer - Fingerprinting the Climate Syste, Rae Dorough Speakers Series  
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April 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)
April 6 Fri 8:00pm Pop Lisa Loeb LVPAC  
April 8 Sun 3:00pm Tribute A Tribute to Sinatra & Dorsey LVPAC  
April 14 Sat 8:00pm Classical The Human Spirit and the Natural World Livermore Amador Symphony  
April 21 Sat 8:00pm Rock Classic Albums - Led Zeppelin II LVPAC  
April 22 Sun 2:00pm Classical American Radio Hour Pacific Chamber Orchestra
April 28 Sat 7:300pm Opera Three Decembers Livermore Valley Opera  
April 29 Sun 2:00pm Opera Three Decembers Livermore Valley Opera  
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May 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)
May 4 Fri 8:00pm Mariachi Mariachi Sol De Mexico LVPAC  
May 5 Sat 8:00pm Piano Frederic Chiu Del Valle Fine Arts  
May 6 Sun 3:00pm Comedy The Capitol Steps LVPAC  
May 12 Sat 8:00pm Dance Dancing with the Tri-Valley Stars LVPAC  
May 19 Sat 8:00pm Dance Bodytraffic LVPAC  
May 26 Sat 2:00 (demo)
7:00pm
Dance Valley Dance Theatre - Spring Rep 2018 Valley Dance Theatre  
May 26 Sun 2:00pm Dance Valley Dance Theatre - Spring Rep 2018 Valley Dance Theatre  
             
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June 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)
June 2 Sat 8:00pm Classical Romantic Expressions Livermore Amador Symphony  
             
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July 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)
July 21 Sat 8:00pm Play Disney's The Little Mermaid    
July 22 Sun 2:00pm Play Disney's The Little Mermaid    
July 28 Sat 8:00pm Play Disney's The Little Mermaid    
July 29 Sun 2:00pm Plau Disney's The Little Mermaid    
             
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August 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)
Aug 4 Sat 2:00pm
8:00pm
Play Disney's The Little Mermaid    
Aug 5 Sun 2:00pm Play Disney's The Little Mermaid    
             

 

 

 

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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.