San Jose Repertory Theater provides inspiring and innovative theatrical performances to residents of San Jose, California, as well as visitors. Their programs and services are designed to entertain and teach. Each year there are six main stage shows with contemporary, classical, and new work offered on stage. Their educational outreach program allows students to learn about the theater and get acting lessons.
The theater began in 1980 under Rick Lombardo. The managing director is Nick Nichols and the artistic director is currently Timothy Near. Annual attendance for main stage productions is usually 100,000 people. They have hosted 210 main stage performances since opening their doors at 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose. The theater has 535 seats and a box office for will call and ticket sales.
Plays have included Black Pearl Sings, Secret Order, Backwards in High Heels, The Dresser, Legacy of Light, Love in American Teens, and Flying Karamzov Brothers. Single tickets are quite affordable ranging from $25 to $50 for orchestra and less for balcony seats. They offer student, specialty, and regular ticket prices. Performances are held Wed-Thursday and Saturday- Sunday. Matinees are at 11am or 3pm, with evening performances at 7:30pm or 8pm depending on the day.