The Tower's neon spire and globe - click for photo of TheatreTHE TOWER THEATRE
FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
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 The crown jewel of Fresno's hottest nightlife neighborhood, the Tower Theatre lends its name to an area which has been a community focus of arts and entertainment for generations.

  Opened in 1939 as a 20th Century Fox Movie House the theater was restored in 1990 and reopened as a center for the performing arts. In 1992, the theatre was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Considered to be the finest facility of its kind in California, the Tower Theatre boasts an authentic art deco theme throughout the interior and exterior. The covered foyer of Italian Terrazo, as well as the adjoining lobby with its beautiful historic Carvarts glass etching, serve as a mingling area for patrons between acts. It is also conveniently available for refreshments or concession sales.

  Anchored by the theatre, the Tower District has seen a booming resurgence with many new restaurants and clubs opening within a four mile radius. The theatre is located at the central intersection of Wishon and Olive avenues, relatively close to the Fresno-Yosemite International Air Terminal, Freeway 41, Hwy 99, and major hotels.

  The theatre is a 1940's moderne deco masterpiece. Located adjacent to the theatre is Pinot Wine Bar & Bistro and across the street is Roger Rocka's Dinner Theatre. Within a short walking distance are Sequoia Brewing Company, Irene's Cafe, Starbuck's Coffee, Livingstone's Bar & Grill, Grandmarie's Chicken Pie Shop, Veni Vidi Vici, Cuca's Mexican restaurant, Me-n-Ed's Pizza Parlor, The 2nd Space Theatre, and many other great Tower District dining spots.


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~ TOWER THEATRE EVENTS ~

FOR SHOW INFORMATION
AND TICKET RESERVATIONS CALL

(559) 485-9050

at the
Tower Theatre Box Office
Weekday Shows: The Box Office opens at
10:00 A.M.
and closes one hour after show time
.

Weekend and Holiday Shows: The Box Office opens at
12:00 noon
and closes one hour after show time.

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July 27, 2014 - 2:00 p.m.
Doors open 1 p.m.

Menopause The Musical

Menopause The Musical® - COME JOIN OUR SISTERHOOD!
Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black
lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough
sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to
classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s will have you cheering and
dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have
been laughing about for over 10 years!
It's the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!®

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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August 8, 2014
5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Fresno Filmworks
Fresno Filmworks presents

Fresno Filmworks Presents Life Itself

Fresno Filmworks presents "Life Itself" at the historic Tower Theatre. This American independent documentary explores the life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert, who forever changed what it meant to be "At the Movies."

Advance Tickets: $10 General Admission or $8 Student/Senior
Purchase by cash or check at the Tower Theatre Box Office
815 E. Olive Avenue at Olive & Wishon, Fresno, CA
Visit FresnoFilmworks.org
to Order Online


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August 9, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.

Zappa Plays Zappa

In 2012 Dweezil redefined Zappa Plays Zappa mission as a band and sculpted it into the current 6 piece configuration he takes on tour. (Dweezil Zappa Lead Guitar Vocals, Scheila Gonzales Saxophone, Flute, Keyboards and Vocals, Kurt Morgan Bass and Vocals, Chris Norton Keyboards and Vocals, Joe Travers Drums and Vocals, Ben Thomas Lead Vocals, Trumpet and Trombone.) This fine assortment of hand picked musicians all have their own unique qualifications but it’s their dedication to preserving and performing the detailed music of Frank Zappa that unites them and thrills audiences across the globe.


"Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass - Dweezilla On The Road"

For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa Dweezil Zappa's music camp Dweezilla has a motto "Learn And Destroy." It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. At camp students are in total immersion for 4 days of music instruction. While on tour with Zappa Plays Zappa Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special event prior to each concert. Watch on YouTube

VIP Sound check party will start 90 minutes before doors open (includes
show ticket and poster)

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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August 22, 2014 - 5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Finding Hope Now

His father's cruelty pushes Santos Delgado (Avan Jogia, Nickelodeon "Victorious", ABC Family "Twisted"), age 16, into having to survive on the streets of Fresno. Reverend Roger Minassian (Michael Badalucco, Emmy Award Winner "The Practice"), age 53, knows nothing about street youth, but feels God's calling to help, so he steps way outside of his comfort zone, and takes to our streets ravaged by gang violence. The lives of Roger and Santos intertwine as Roger learns to become a father to the fatherless and Santos struggles to find a new life. View the movie trailer: findinghopenowmovie.com

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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August 23, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.

Bobby Caldwell

Bobby Caldwell

Tracing a twenty-eight year history from acclaimed soul stylist to in-demand pop and R&B songwriter, Bobby Caldwell is truly one of the most revered vocalists and songwriters in contemporary-music. With a fan base that dates from his first hits "What You Won't Do For Love," "Next Time I Fall," and "Heart Of Mine", Bobby apeals to a large and diverse crowd. His songwriting skills have earned hits not only for himself, but also for well-known artists like Chicago, Boz Scaggs, Peter Cetera and Amy Grant, Neil Diamond and Al Jarreau.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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August 29, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


       presents

GarthGuy - Garth Brooks Tribute
GarthGuy - Garth Brooks Tribute

With Special Guest

Neon Circus - Brooks & Dunn Tribute

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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September 26, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


Queen Nation

QUEEN NATION
Queen Nation’s live 90-minute production of Queen’s greatest hits preserves the image, sound, and stage persona of vintage Queen. Audiences are amazed at the accuracy of Queen Nation’s live retrospective journey through such Queen songs as We Will Rock You – Bohemian Rhapsody – We Are The Champions – Crazy Little Thing Called Love – You’re My Best Friend – Another One Bites The Dust – Under Pressure and many more. Watch on YouTube.com


SPACE ODDITY
David Brighton's Tribute to David Bowie

This unforgettable stage production is complete with flamboyant costume changes, elaborate staging, perfectly emulated vocal stylings and one of the best backing bands in the business. All of the many faces David Bowie are present… from stadium-sized pop phenomenon, to space-age rock and roll alien Ziggy Stardust… and so is the excitement and electricity.

Before entering the world of celebrity impersonation, David played lead guitar with a number of popular recording artists, including the hit arena rock band, Quiet Riot... in which Brighton replaced the legendary guitarist, Randy Rhoads.
Watch on YouTube.com


Space Oddity
David Brighton's Tribute to David Bowie

Space Oddity - David Brighton

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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September 27, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.

Paul Taylor - Taylor 2

In 1993, Mr. Taylor formed Taylor 2, which brings many of the choreographer’s masterworks to smaller venues around the world. Taylor 2 also teaches Taylor style in schools and workplaces and at community gatherings. Fifty-three years after he made his first avant-garde works, he has a collection of 128 dances performed by his own celebrated Company (now numbering 16 dancers) and the six-member Taylor 2, as well as renowned ballet and modern dance companies here and abroad.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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October 17, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Marty Stuart is a five time GRAMMY-winner, platinum recording artist, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, Southern culture historian, photographer, musician, songwriter, TV show host, charismatic force of nature, and country music fan.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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December 5, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.

The Fab Four

The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' songs, the Fab Four will make you think your are watching the real thing. This incredible stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. This loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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December 6, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:30 p.m.


       presents

Caravanserai
The legendary music of Carlos Santana

Caravanserai - The Music of Santana

Experience the magic and fire of Santana as Caravanserai brings their high-energy show to the Tower Theatre. Saluting guitarist Carlos Santana and his iconic hit-making ensemble, Caravanserai delivers a high-energy re-creation of an actual Santana concert complete with an explosive Latin percussion section and featuring the precision guitar work of founder/leader Leo Herrera. Celebrate five decades of Santana music in this fitting tribute to the men who coined Latin-Rock and made it popular to the masses.

Rumours
A Tribute to the Music of Fleetwood Mac

Rumours - The Music of Fleetwood Mac

"While we try to stick to the classic album arrangements as much as possible, portraying the young Fleetwood Mac allows, and often requires us to stretch outside the confines of the song. As we have discovered, they rarely played a song the exact same way twice and we sometimes modify arrangements in the same way they did," says the band. While other Fleetwood Mac tributes exist, The Rumours Tribute Show excels in the fact that the members are age appropriate and fully committed to the Fleetwod Mac concept.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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December 14, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.

Riders in the Sky

For more than thirty years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life "The Cowboy Way!"

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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January 10, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.

Judy CollinsSinger Judy Collins

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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January 22, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

John Edward

Joh Edward

John Edward has brought a fresh, honest and thought provoking
attitude to the world of psychic phenomena. As a psychic medium,
author and lecturer, he has, over the last 25 years, helped thousands
with his uncanny ability to predict future events and communicate
with those who have crossed over to the Other Side.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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January 30, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Chieli Minucci & Special EFX

Few bands in contemporary jazz have been as entertaining and artistically satisfying as Special EFX. Spearheaded by guitarist Chieli Minucci and co-founded by the late percussionist George Jinda (whose untimely passing came in 2001) in 1983, Special EFX helped to pave the road for contemporary jazz during its early years in the 80's and they continue to set the standard.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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January 31, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30

Y&T

Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT, even before there was a Metallica, Y&T was slogging away in sweaty rock clubs around America. When the band formed in the early 1970s, little did they know they would set the standard for hard rock bands that trailed. Many of the biggest acts of the '80s became popular opening for headliners Y&T—and cut their teeth on the band, as evidenced by the Y&T mentions in tell-all books by acts such as Metallica and Motley Crue.


ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling The Tower Theatre Box Office:
485-9050. Hours are Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Tower Theatre
on the corner of Olive & Wishon or online
.


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February 7, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.

The Wailin’ Jennys

The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. With their varying backgrounds, each of the Jennys is unique in their individual expression. Together they forge a unified folk-pop sound — all delivered with the irresistible vocal power of three.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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March 12, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Ladysmith
Black Mombazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

In 2014, Ladysmith Black Mambazo – led by founder and leader JOSEPH SHABALALA – celebrates over fifty years of joyous and uplifting music. Within this music are the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions. In those years, the a cappella vocal group has created a musical and spiritual spirit that has touched a worldwide audience. Their musical efforts over the past five decades have garnered praise and accolades from a wide body of people, organizations and countries.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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March 28, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

CHRISTOPHER TITUS
Angry Pursuit of Happiness
Live 2014

Christopher Titus - Angr Pusuit of Happiness Live 2014

Christopher Titus is known for his edgy, confrontational material that pushes the envelope instead of brushing the topic under the carpet.
His comedy TV show, Titus, was based on the true-life dysfunctional relationship he had with his father.

ORDER TICKETS NOW!

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (559) 485-9050.
For weekday shows, the Box Office opens at 10:00 A.M. and closes
one hour after show time.
For weekend and holiday shows,
the Box Office opens at 12:00 noon and closes
one hour after show time.



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Fresno Filmworks

Check the Fresno Filmworks Website for upcoming
movies playing at the Tower Theatre!

 

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Fresno Reel Pride

Visit the Fresno Reel Pride Website
for upcoming movies and Film Festivals.

 

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Friends of the
Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts:


Visit TheatreworksUSA, America's largest theatre for young and family audiences. Their plays, musicals, and guest artists tour all over the United States to at least 44 states every year!

California Theatre Center
Visit
the California Theatre Center
for upcoming Plays and Performances.

Visit Artspower National Touring Theatre,
ArtsPower’s productions speak to the rewards associated with
overcoming adversity and of the American ideals
of freedom and respect for others.

Visit the American Theatre Arts for Youth
for upcoming Shows and Musicals.


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Tickets for all shows are on sale now at the Tower Theatre Box Office.
We accept all major credit cards.


DIRECTIONS & LOCATION
The Tower Theatre is located at
815 E.Olive Avenue in Fresno, CA 93728

The Tower Theatre Neon Marquee  From the North, take Olive Avenue exit off freeway 99. Turn left on Olive and go East, past Roeding Park two miles into the Tower District to the intersection of Olive and Wishon.

   From the South, after passing downtown Fresno, take the 168 exit, go 1/2 mile to Van Ness/Fulton exit, once off highway go across Fulton to Van Ness, turn left, go one mile north to Olive, then left to the Theatre at Olive and Wishon.

   From the Fresno-Yosemite Int'l Airport, take McKinley Avenue west to Wishon, turn left on Wishon and go 1/2 mile south to the Theatre. See our Tower Theatre Location Map.


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