Directions and Parking
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Address

The California Theatre
345 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Just one-half block south of San Carlos Street

Entrances

Patrons with tickets may enter at the Market Street entrance or the South First Street entrance.

Please use the South First Street entrance to reach the primary Box Office if you need to:

  • pick up tickets at Will Call,
  • make exchanges, or
  • purchase additional tickets.

Parking

Parking Near the California Theatre

Refer to San Jose Downtown Parking for more locations and details of parking in the area.

Covered Parking

  • Convention Center: Enter the parking garage from Almaden Boulevard or Market Street. This is a paid garage.
  • The multi-story garage on West San Carlos can be entered from either Second or Third Streets. Its entry charge is significantly reduced after 6:00 pm and on weekends.

Open Air Parking

  • Second Street: This large surface lot is directly across from the Theater's historic South First Street entrance and Box Office. Enter from Second Street. It is a privately-owned paid lot.
  • Limited parking is available in the paid lot at the corner of Market Street north of San Carlos.
  • Paid parking has recently been added around South Hall (the big blue tent) on Market Street, immediately south of the Convention Center.

Driving Directions

From the North: San Francisco (280S) | San Francisco (101S) | Oakland (880S) | Fremont (680S)
From the South: Santa Cruz (17N) | Salinas/Monterey/Morgan Hill (101N)

San Francisco via 280
FROM 280 SOUTH
Take the exit toward VINE ST/ALMADEN AVE.
Turn LEFT, under the freeway, onto S ALMADEN BLVD.
Turn RIGHT onto W SAN CARLOS ST.
Turn RIGHT onto S FIRST ST.
City driving distance, 0.75 MILE.

San Francisco via 101
FROM 101 SOUTH
Take CA-87 S, Guadalupe Pkwy
Take the PARK AVENUE exit toward SAN CARLOS ST.
Turn LEFT onto PARK AVE.
Turn RIGHT onto ALMADEN BLVD.
Turn LEFT onto W SAN CARLOS ST.
Turn RIGHT onto S FIRST ST.
City driving distance, 0.7 MILE.

Oakland
FROM 880 SOUTH
Take the COLEMAN AVE exit toward the Convention Center/ Arena.
Turn LEFT, over the highway, onto COLEMAN AVE.
COLEMAN AVE turns into MARKET ST after 1.5 miles.
Continue on MARKET ST into downtown.
Turn LEFT onto W SAN CARLOS ST.
Turn RIGHT onto S FIRST ST.
City driving distance, 2.45 MILES.

Fremont
FROM 680 SOUTH
Take I-280 N toward DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE.
Take the 7TH STREET exit.
Go STRAIGHT/ SLIGHT LEFT onto MARGARET WAY.
MARGARET WAY bends right and becomes S 5TH ST.
Turn LEFT onto E REED ST.
Turn RIGHT onto S FIRST ST.
City driving distance, 0.85 MILE.

Santa Cruz
FROM 17 NORTH
Take I-280 S toward DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE.
Take the exit toward VINE ST/ALMADEN AVE.
Turn LEFT, under the freeway, onto S ALMADEN BLVD.
Turn RIGHT onto W SAN CARLOS ST.
Turn RIGHT onto S FIRST ST.
City driving distance, 0.75 MILE.

Salinas/Monterey/Morgan Hill
FROM 101 NORTH
Take CA-85 N toward CUPERTINO/MTN VIEW.
Merge onto CA-87 N toward DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE.
Take the exit toward SAN CARLOS ST/AUZERAIS AVE.
Turn LEFT onto WOZ WAY.
Turn RIGHT onto W SAN CARLOS ST.
Turn RIGHT onto S FIRST ST.
City driving distance, 0.62 MILE.

© 2014 Symphony Silicon Valley
P.O. Box 790, San Jose, CA 95106-0790
325 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone or Fax: (408) 286-2600

Supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José