THE TOWER THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
SHOWS | RENTALS | LOCATION | HISTORY | CONTACT | SEATING CHART

The Tower's neon spire and globe - click for photo of TheatreThe 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, Fresno's historic Tower District.

  Opened in 1939 as a 20th Century Fox Movie House the Tower Theatre 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.


   FRIENDS OF THE TOWER THEATRE

  As the Theatre continues to evolve, we invite you to join us in bringing high-quality and consistent entertainment to our valley. We rely on generous donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations alike to help keep our theatre thriving into the future. Please call us at (559)485-9050 so we can help you leave an everlasting legacy. We are eager to provide generations of sizzling entertainment!

  Our theatre’s specific mission is to provide cultural education and entertainment, contributing to and enriching the cultural life of the city of Fresno, bringing to Fresno a diversity of cultural expression in the performing arts, and educating the public about historical, technical and creative aspects of the performing arts. Support the Tower Theatre by making a tax deductible donation.


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~ TOWER THEATRE EVENTS ~
SHOW TICKETS & INFORMATION
(559) 485-9050


Box Office Hours & Address:
Monday thru Friday 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M

815 E. Olive Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728


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


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

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May 22, 2015 - 9:00 a.m & 7:00 p.m.

Island of the Blue Dolphin

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

PAULA POUNDSTONE
Paula Poundstone

32 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country -- stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.  She tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country.

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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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June 12, 2015 - 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.

Fresno Filmworks
Fresno Filmworks Presents "Wild Tales"

Fresno Filmworks presents the Argentine social satire "Wild Tales" at the historic Tower Theatre. An Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, this anthology drama weaves together six stories about vengeance and getting even. Runtime: 122 mins. Rated R.

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Advance Tickets: $10 General Admission or $8 Student/Senior.
Special $15 Double-Feature ticket for any two programs.
Purchase by cash or check at the Tower Theatre Box Office
815 E. Olive, Fresno, CA or visit FresnoFilmworks.org
to order online.


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June 27, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.

Legends of Motown All Star Revue Show

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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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July 18, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.

PAUL BROWN AND HIS BAND
Paul Brown

Truth B Told, Paul Brown on his new multi-faceted Woodward Avenue Records release is pushing the envelope where few contemporary jazz artists dare to go these days. A decade into his solo career – which began with the 2004 release of Up Front and includes his 2012 Woodward Avenue collection The Funky Joint - the two time Grammy Award winner masterfully sets a high bar for his genre by digging deeper into soul and blues, playing his 1963 Gibson Johnny Smith L-5 edgier and with more abandon - and bringing the freewheeling creative spirit of bands like The Crusaders and Steely Dan into an exciting modern context.

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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July 25, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

SOUL, FUNK AND JAZZ

Miss K's Dance Bungalow is proud to announce SOUL, FUNK AND JAZZ, The Final Groove of Season 4! This season's finale concert will cause you to clap to the Commodores', cry with Coltrane, and chasse' to Chaka Khan! Along with showcasing their award winning dance routines, MKDB will honor the greats of music through song and spokenword. This night of performing arts will move, groove, and even sooth you.  Miss K's Dance Bungalow looks forward to celebrating diversity with you through the performing arts, and this season- with JAZZ FUNK and SOUL! 

Wait! There is more! You could be featured in the show!
Audience Participation:

*The Best Soul Train Line Dancer Contest and Prize!

*The Best Bus Stop (Electric Slide) Duo Contest and Prize!

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

50 Shades of Men

“Fifty Shades of Men” The Show is a product of the past members from the East Coast, West Coast and International Touring Chippendales. We put together a classy and entertaining show to bring to you!

Ladies night out never looked better! A burlesque show was never so elegant. A male revue never caught so much attention! Spend an evening with “Fifty Shades of Men” The Show and they will excite all your senses when handsome male performers take the stage right before your eyes. With the seduction and temptation, these gorgeous hunks will lure you into their captivating trance of entertainment.

When the attractive and physically perfect male dancers show their talents, they delight the audience with a series of disarmingly sexy, yet very tasteful routines.

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 15, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.

Bobby Caldwell

Tracing a twenty-nine 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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September 26, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.

Euge Groove

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

Hiroshima

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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February 18, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.

Ottmar Liebert
and
Luna Negra

Guitarist Ottmar Liebert

Nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert is known worldwide for his innovative contemporary style. Incorporating rock, jazz and pop music influences, Liebert redefined the art form more than a decade ago with his double platinum debut album Nouveau Flamenco. Featuring his signature song Barcelona Nights, it remains one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time.

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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April 22, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Y & T (Yesterday & Today)

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.

Featuring heavy grooves, powerful guitars and strong melodies, the band shows their versatility, delivering a range of high energy rockers, mid-tempo
head-bangers, modern rock grooves, majestic ballads,
and signature Y&T rock anthems.

Y&T continues to tour the world, featuring Dave Meniketti guitar/lead vocals), John Nymann (guitar/vocals), Brad Lang (bass/vocals), and Mike Vanderhule (drums/vocals), playing songs from "Facemelter" as well as
all the hits and fan favorites.

OPENING ACT!
The Appletones

The Appletones

ORDER SHOW 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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Friends of the Tower Theatre

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


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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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