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.

  Celebrating since 1939, The Tower Theatre has enjoyed being the arts and entertainment center of Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley, the Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts is locally owned and operated. It was designed by famed architect S. Charles Lee and built by Fox West Theatres.

  The theatre was restored to its original splendor and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992 by the U.S. Department of the Interior. That same year, the Theatre received the Historic Theatre Preservation Award from The League of Historic American Theatres.

  We thank you for your patronage and ongoing support of Fresno's historic Tower Theatre.


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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


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


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

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December 20, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.

Men are from Mars - Women are from Venus LIVE!

Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus-LIVE! is a hilarious fusion between theatre and stand-up, based on the number one best selling book from acclaimed author John Gray.

This live comedy show is more than just the book. The actor in the show relates to the audience as someone, who resisted the Mars/Venus work for years, but then he meets John Gray – now his experience leads him to share with others how he sees the relationships of men and women from a very humorous perspective. Watch on YouTube.com

This hysterical 90-minute show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Presented via different vignettes, topics will cover everything from dating to marriage to the bedroom!

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 31, 2014 - 8:30 p.m.
Doors open 7:30 p.m.

Comedian Paul Rodriguez

Longtime comedian Paul Rodriguez has been making audiences laugh all over the world (in Spanish and English) for nearly three decades with his unique brand of humor that is a perfect blend of his Latin heritage, the American dream and his undeniable universal appeal.

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 9, 2015
5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Fresno Filmworks
Fresno Filmworks presents

Fresno Filmworks Presents Force Majeure

This family drama, Sweden’s official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film, tells the story of a model Swedish family on a ski holiday whose lives are shaken to their core after an unexpected avalanche.
118 Minutes • This Film is Rated R •

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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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 24, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.

Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel

“Roy Orbison Returns” is a fully-scripted musical theater re-creation of Roy Orbison's 1980's concert era with costumes, lighting, staging and Orbison’s set list.  Included in the ninety-minute shows are songs representative of thirty-plus years of musical history from his earliest Teen Kings rockabilly days through Doo-Wop and on through the sixties into the MTV era. Watch on YouTube.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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January 30, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7 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 5, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Feed Our Future Fresno
Benefit for Feed our Future Fresno

Barry McGuire
Barry McGuire

Terry Talbot & Stephanie Rose
& The Terry Talbot Student Band


Terry Talbot & Stephanie Rose

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

Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel

Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia's most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world.

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 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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February 14, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7:30 p.m.

A Night of Love, Comedy and Poetry

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

Ledisi with Leela James
& Raheem Devaughn

Ledisi with Leela James and Raheem Devaughn

Ledisi:
A woman filled with confidence is a force to be reckoned with.
For singer/songwriter Ledisi, that exuberance rings through on every
track of her new album The Truth.

Leela James:
Leela James speaks the truth. Never mind hype or spectacle. The
acclaimed recording artist appreciates the eternal qualities of an undeniable
star — raw talent, musical substance and an authentic voice that’s timeless.

Raheem Devaughn:
It’s often said that love makes the world go ‘round and three-time
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter RAHEEM DEVAUGHN knows
that to be the truth. With the release of his fourth studio album, A PLACE
CALLED LOVELAND. Raheem embraces the global theme while bringing
his heart and soul into all tracks of his latest work of aural art.

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 15, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Colin Hay
Colin Hay

Colin Hay may be best known as the lead singer for Men At Work, the platinum selling Australian band that topped worldwide charts in the 80s with anthems like “Down Under,” “Overkill,” and “Who Can It Be Now?”

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 20, 2015
Matinee Only at 2:00 p.m.

March 21, 2015:
Two Shows - 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Big Band Musical Revue
In The Mood


In The Mood -  Big Band Musical Revue

Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and you'll soon be "In the Mood" to hear some great musicians "Sing, Sing, Sing." Much more than just a concert, In the Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and all the big band greats of the '40s. Complete with costumes and choreography, In the Mood pays homage to America's greatest generation, when people listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced intimate ballads.

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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March 28, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7 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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April 25, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.

Davey Pattison's Gamma+
Davey Pattison's Gamma+

Gamma+ is lead by Davey Pattison, co-founder of the band with famed guitarist Ronnie Montrose. Davey has also performed as the lead singer for Robin Trower the past 20+ years. The band does all the Gamma and Trower hits.
  
Davey Pattison has toured the world as the voice of some of rock music's most renowned acts. From Gamma to Robin Trower to Michael Schenker; Davey's voice is powerful and instantly recognizable from songs like "Thunder and Lightening", "No Tears", "Razor Kings" and the classic Gamma+ song "Voyager".

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

Janis Ian

Not the most popular. Not the richest. Simply the greats.Ask any student of the form, and Janis Ian will be counted among them. The writer of "Jesse" a song recorded by so many others that few remember Ian wrote it; "Stars," possibly the best song ever written about the life of a performer, recorded by artists as diverse as Mel Torme and Cher; and the seminal "At Seventeen", a song that brought her five Grammy nominations in 1975, and which is now reaching its third generation of listeners.


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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May 9, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.

HOME FREE
Crazy Life Tour

Home Free - Crazy Life Tour

When country a cappella band Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC's The Sing-Off this past December, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota… rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity.

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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May 14, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.

A Musical Theatre Tribute to
The Beatles

In My Life - Tribute to The Beatles

 In My Life tells the Fab Four's tale through the eyes of their late
manager, Brian Epstein, who acts as narrator to renowned tribute
band Abbey Road's live performance of some 33 Beatles classics. Watch video of Abbey Road, who perform as “The Beatles” in
“In My Life.”

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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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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SHOWS | RENTALS | LOCATION | HISTORY | CONTACT | SEATING CHART

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