3945 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: (650) 493-3141
Fax: (650) 493-6313
CineArts at Palo Alto Square plays more than just your blockbuster hits. It also showcases some of the more rare indie flicks that can be hard to find in the South Bay. The seats are incredibly comfy and the prices are reasonable.
Spangenberg Theater, located on the Gunn High School campus, is known for screening movies and hosting live performances. Located in south of Palo Alto, this theater flaunts a state-of-the-art sound system. Location of green rooms and rest rooms within the theater spells convenience. From plays to orchestras, this place showcases them all. Movie buffs might want to give this place a try since they also screen art and foreign movies.
The Cubberly Center in Palo Alto is a meeting and event space that is designed to host business meetings, corporate events, community meetings, seminars, social events, rehearsal space for artists or athletes and many other functions. The space can be rented hourly, daily or on a long-term basis for weekly or monthly events. There is also an outdoor space for rental including tennis and basketball courts and soccer, softball and football fields. Check the website for the fee information and contact details.
DanceVisions is a community dance initiative that aims to promote dancing as an art form among local citizens. The dance studio has a well-experienced staff that includes dance professionals as well as educators. They hold classes for adults as well as kids and incorporate dance forms such as modern dance, ballet, lyrical dance, belly dancing as well as choreography and more. The studio can also be booked on a rental basis. Refer to the website for details.
Located inside the Cubberley Community Center, the Cubberley Community Center Theatre is used to host plays, musicals, dances and other social events. The place is owned and operated by the city government and is given out on rent for private events as well. Equipped with modern facilities and a grand stage, a show at the Cubberley Community Center Theatre makes for a wonderful visual experience.
A part of the PARC company, the George E. Pake Auditorium is named in the honor of founding member of PARC. This auditorium primarily hosts corporate meetings, lectures, discussions and similar events. Check website for additional information.
Located in the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto, the Albert & Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall is a multi-use space that is ideal for a number of events. With a seating capacity of 400, the hall is good for a dance or music performance, a drama, as well as recitals, conferences and conventions. Several art exhibitions are also held here from time to time. Check their website for details.
The Graduate Community Center, part of the world-famous Stanford University, is a community center and event space. It comprises of two conference rooms called Bogota and Nairobi, Sydney which is a children's play room, and a multipurpose room known as Havana, named after the capital city of Cuba. Havana can accommodate 286 people and provides facilities such as stackable chairs and buffet tables. It can be rented for both corporate as well as entertainment activities.
Named after the principle donor, the late Roscoe Maples, a member of the Stanford class of 1904, this $3.3 billion multipurpose facility was dedicated on March 1, 1969. This full-function pavilion serves Stanford students for all their event needs. Maples Pavilion is home to both the men's and women's basketball teams and the men's and women's volleyball teams. With a seating capacity of over 7200 people, this arena has hosted major games and iconic events like His Holiness Dalai Lama's lecture of compassion and secularism in 2010.
Set in the lovely Rengstorff Park and Pool, the Mountain View Community Center Auditorium is nestled in its beautiful Community Center. This venue can be used for various events ranging from corporate, private and fund raising functions.
Klein Field at Sunken Diamond is a baseball diamond that is part of the Stanford University campus. Built in 1931, this stadium was renovated in 2001, to include more facilities such as dugouts, press boxes and more seating capacity. The stadium has played host to a number of important regional matches and is considered by many to be one of the best places to catch the game.
Created in 1973, the Palo Alto Art Center is located in the Community Center area of the old city. Throughout the year, the center arranges for various visual art programs for kids as well as adults. There are exhibitions, benefits for various non-profit organizations, workshops and classes open to all. Most of these events are without any admission fees, but donations are welcome. The on site Gallery Shop stocks hard-to-find home decor pieces, gifting items, jewelry and such created by local artists. Check the website for their schedule for the month, they're bound to have interesting happenings!