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Historic Hoover Theatre

About the Theatre

Historic Hoover Theater

Located in the heart of San Jose's beautiful Rose Garden district, the newly renovated Historic Hoover Theater serves as the artistic jewel in the crown of this strong community.

The theatre now sits on the Southeastern corner of the Old Hoover Middle School campus, which was originally the school gym. The school was built in 1931 and designed by renowned architect William H. Weeks, who also designed the San Jose landmark St. Claire and De Anza hotels. San Jose designated the Old Hoover School as a city landmark in 1995. The right wing of the Old Hoover School complex currently serves as a center for community education classes. The left wing of the complex serves as the Historic Hoover Theater. After $6 million in renovation, the Historic Hoover Theater was officially inaugurated on May 21, 2004.

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Seating

Depending on the configuration of the stage, the theatre can seat anywhere from 112 to 200 people.

View of the Historic Hoover stage from the audienceView from the Historic Hoover stage

Historic Hoover Theater
Proscenium Stage Configuration
Seating Chart
Historic Hoover Theater
Thrust Stage Configuration
Seating Chart

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Dining

There are many excellent restaurants close to the theatre. Here are a few of our favorites that we recommend you dine at:

Habana Cuba Restaurant
238 Race St
San Jose , CA 95126
(408) 998-2822
Reservations recommended
 
Seven Restaurant & Lounge
754 The Alameda
San Jose, CA. 95126
(408) 280-1644
Reservations recommended
Fiorillo's Restaurant
638 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 984-0414
Reservations recommended
 
Starbucks
1700 Park Avenue #10
San Jose, California 95126
(408) 271-2713
 
Pasta Pomodoro
378 Santana Row
San José, CA 95128
(408) 241-2200
Antonella's Ristorante
1701 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 279-4922
Reservations recommended 

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Directions

The theatre is conveniently located near the corner of Park Avenue and Naglee Avenue, across the street from the Rosicrucian Museum.

Theatre Address:
1635 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

From SF | From Oakland | From Pleasanton | From Gilroy | From Santa Cruz

Get Personalized Driving Directions to the Historic Hoover Theatre
 Street Map for Historic Hoover Theater
Get Personalized Driving Directions to the Historic Hoover Theatre

From San Francisco

  1. Take 280 South towards San Jose.
  2. Merge onto 880 North towards Oakland.
  3. Exit at The Alameda (CA-82) and turn Right at the light.
  4. Proceed down The Alameda for five blocks to Naglee Avenue.
  5. Turn Right on Naglee and continue down four blocks to Park Avenue.
  6. Turn Left on Park and proceed to Sandringham Way.
  7. Turn Right into the parking lot at Sandringham and Park.
    See below for detailed parking information.

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From Oakland

  1. Take 880 South towards San Jose.
  2. Exit at The Alameda (CA-82) and turn Left at the light.
  3. Proceed down The Alameda for five blocks to Naglee Avenue.
  4. Turn Right on Naglee and continue down four blocks to Park Avenue.
  5. Turn Left on Park and proceed to Sandringham Way.
  6. Turn Right into the parking lot at Sandringham and Park.
    See below for detailed parking information.

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From Pleasanton

  1. Take 680 South towards San Jose.
  2. Merge onto 101 North towards San Francisco.
  3. Merge onto 880 South towards Santa Cruz.
  4. Exit at The Alameda (CA-82) and turn Left at the light.
  5. Proceed down The Alameda for five blocks to Naglee Avenue.
  6. Turn Right on Naglee and continue down four blocks to Park Avenue.
  7. Turn Left on Park and proceed to Sandringham Way.
  8. Turn Right into the parking lot at Sandringham and Park.
    See below for detailed parking information.

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From Gilroy

  1. Take 101 North towards San Francisco.
  2. Merge onto 880 South towards Santa Cruz.
  3. Exit at The Alameda (CA-82) and turn Left at the light.
  4. Proceed down The Alameda for five blocks to Naglee Avenue.
  5. Turn Right on Naglee and continue down four blocks to Park Avenue.
  6. Turn Left on Park and proceed to Sandringham Way.
  7. Turn Right into the parking lot at Sandringham and Park.
    See below for detailed parking information.

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From Santa Cruz

  1. Take Highway 17 towards San Jose. Highway 17 becomes 880 North.
  2. Exit at The Alameda (CA-82) and turn Right at the light.
  3. Proceed down The Alameda for five blocks to Naglee Avenue.
  4. Turn Right on Naglee and continue down four blocks to Park Avenue.
  5. Turn Left on Park and proceed to Sandringham Way.
  6. Turn Right into the parking lot at Sandringham and Park.
    See below for detailed parking information.

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Parking

The Primary Parking lot for the Historic Hoover Theater is located on the Southeast side of campus at Park Avenue and Sandringham Way. Alternate parking may be found at the lot located on the Southwest side of campus on Naglee Avenue. Parking is free of charge.

Site map for Historic Hoover Theater

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Public Transit

The Historic Hoover Theatre is accessible on public transit via the Santa Clara VTA Bus Routes 22, 36, 62, 81, and 522.

Via CalTrain, you would stop at the Santa Clara station and take Santa Clara VTA Bus Route 22 or 522 to the corner of the Alameda and Taylor/Naglee. You would then walk 3 blocks South on Naglee to Park Avenue. Go left on Park Avenue and the theatre is 1635 Park Avenue, directly across from the Rosicrucian Museum.

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Facility Rental

RTE does not manage the Historic Hoover Theatre.

To inquire about facility rental and use, please contact Paula Davis, General Manager, at (408) 535-4747 or Hoover_Theatre-at-sjusd-dot-org.

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Thrust Stage Rental

Our stage units are not currently available for rent.

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