• Proof of full Vaccination (12 yrs and older)
 – Exemption letters must be submitted 5 business days prior to the event, and will be reviewed for approval.  If approved a 72 hr negative PCR test is required.
• Photo ID
• Face Mask –
 Disposable face masks will be made available for those who need them. Thank you for joining us in our commitment to safety. Neck gaiters and masks with valves are not allowed.


Other COVID safety precautions: Please stay home if you don’t feel well and cannot attribute symptoms to another known cause, such as allergies or a pre-existing condition.  We are happy to exchange or refund your tickets due to illness.  Our air handlers have been optimized to provide the greatest amount of outside air exchange and have upgraded MERV13 filtration. We sanitize and disinfect the auditorium every night following an event.


DONATIONS : The Coronavirus outbreak is having a direct financial impact on our venue and the people who try to earn a living bringing you high-quality arts and entertainment.  If you would like to support our mission during this difficult time please consider making a donation to our organization.


     Watch highlights from previous events
and performances.


Watch highlights from previous events and performances.

Hammer Theatre Center

Downtown San Jose

San José State University

Cool Yule is back this holiday season! Enjoy a unique spin on holiday classics, performed by a diverse group of SJSU Music majors. Don’t miss it!

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How is Christmas celebrated in the southwest? With traditional carols played by a mariachi of course! Mariachi Sol de México®, with the blazing sounds of its 13 piece ensemble, brings to life a festive, joyous holiday celebration. Performances In-Person and Live-Streamed!

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