Quality Inn Sacramento Convention Center
818 15th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 444-3980
Fax: (916) 444-2991
The Torch Club has been a landmark for the blues scene since its establishment in the 1930's. Conveniently located in midtown Sacramento, it offers patrons the chance to get their drink and dance on to live performances from popular blues bands almost every night of the week. Check the website for information on upcoming shows.
Located in the Wells Fargo Pavilion, this theater was born during World War II, when Sacramento was overrun with soldiers and sailors in need of wholesome entertainment. The theater has two different venues. The Mainstage seats 300 patrons in a platform auditorium. Each seat in the three sections of the auditorium provides a clear view of the stage. Productions tend toward mainstream Broadway favorites. On the same site, Stage 2 is a 90-seat theater, providing only three rows of seats so the audience is thrust into the action on the stage. Call the box office or check online for information (times, ticket prices, etc.) about upcoming shows.
Among the then-unknowns who performed in Sacramento on their way to stardom were Madeline Kahn, who graced the 1969 production of Show Boat, and Joel Grey, who played Huck Finn in Tom Sawyer. Over the years, more than 150 musicals have graced the round Music Circus. The season runs yearly from mid-July to late-August. Shows sell out quickly, so it is best to call early for tickets.
The Wells Fargo Pavilion has played host to many events in the past and continues to do so. It now hosts the Sacramento Music Circus, which is run by the California Musical Theater. Come by to enjoy endless entertainment. Various concerts and performances are held here regularly, but you need to make sure that your tickets are booked well in advance. See their website for a calendar of events, show times and ticketing information.
Listed on the National Historic Register, this auditorium is a Sacramento gem. Built in 1926, and reopened in 1996 the all purpose Memorial Auditorium holds numerous events including the Shrine Circus, college basketball, professional boxing, and concerts featuring Dave Matthews, Prince, Smokey Robinson, Death Cab for Cutie and much more. Visit the website to learn more about upcoming shows and performances.
Come catch various events at the Sacramento Convention Center, and let this attractive city enthrall you on your visit. The center has 134,000 square feet of flexible exhibit area, a ball room, a registration area, a garden terrace, a Memorial Center and a Theatre Center. Check out the various shows and performances or hold your own conventions, meetings and exhibitions here. Visit the center for award-winning catering services and sample some of the most fresh and contemporary cuisine. Book today!
Founded more than 40 years ago, Sacramento's professional ballet company presents a variety of traditional favorites and contemporary ballet choreography. The Nutcracker production runs for a month before Christmas and features 30 professionals and 420 Sacramento children in the extravaganza. Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet are seasonal favorites as well. The artistic director also choreographs original interpretations, which challenge the dancers, many of whom begin as apprentices and then move into the starring roles over a period of years. Call for show times and ticket prices.
Located in the Sacramento Convention Center, this theater has a seating capacity of 2,400 guests. It hosts a variety of concerts and Broadway shows. Bill Cosby, Jerry Seinfeld, and Melissa Etheridge have enthralled audiences at this venue. It is also home to the California Musical Theater's Broadway Series, the Sacramento Ballet, the Sacramento Opera, and the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra. Forthcoming attractions at the venue are Mamma Mia, Blast, and The Producers. You can check the website for event updates and ticket information.
Located in Sacramento, Calafornia, Sacramento Masonic Temple was built between 1913 and 1918. Its architects Herold and Rudolph constructed it using several styles like Renaissance Revival, Beaux Arts, and so on. It was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 2001. The entrance is guarded by two Knight Templar figurines and the building has preserved the original interiors including light fixtures, the Otis elevator and many such features. It is run under the name – Sacramento Event Venue, and reservations can be made for various functions and events.
The 400-seat theatre features movies and films with breathtaking images captured in a way as to make the audience feel they are experiencing the scene first-hand. The films and documentaries are projected on a six-story-high screen with 12,000 watts of digital wrap surround-sound. The 3-D films are viewed with special 3-D glasses. A concession area offers sandwiches, bagels, hot dogs, popcorn, coffee, tea, water and sodas. Call for a listing of films and show times.
What a riot act. Come check out some improv, stand-up or other performers. You can also take a class or two, polishing up your on-stage presence.
Built in the 1940s from the remnants of a closed movie theater, The Crest's beautiful gilt interior swoops and soars in an Art Deco style. Now subdivided into three theaters and equipped with modern technology, the features are anything but mainstream. You can see Hitchcock, animation festivals, 50s science fiction, and almost any movie made in the last century. The Crest also hosts a wide array of comedy acts, concerts, and political events, and it can be rented for private parties. The long and colorful history of this venue is shown in the collection of theater memorabilia and artifacts on display in the lobby.