FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

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Tickets

 It’s up to you! Stop by the box office, call 925-373-6800, or purchase them online. If you choose to purchase online, just make sure it’s from lvpac.org and not a ticket reseller who might charge a much higher price or, worse, not issue a valid ticket.

Tickets are sold on a first-come first-served basis. If you’re on our email list, you’ll hear about shows as soon as they’re announced. Members are offered presale windows from 1-3 weeks before they go on sale to the public, so the best way to get the seat you want is to become a member.

There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets. You can always donate your tickets and receive a receipt, or gift them to someone else who can attend.

Yes. Regardless of age, everyone must have a ticket to enter the theater. Student tickets are offered for almost every show. Parents know their children best and can contact the box office to discuss whether a show is age-appropriate

Definitely. Just contact the box office at 925-373-6800. They can pull up your account, reprint your ticket and hold it for you in Will Call.

For every Bankhead Presents show regardless of the top ticket price, we offer at least one row of $20 community price tickets. In addition, students up to age 21 are always eligible for $20 tickets, as are military personnel (ID required.)  Members are also eligible for 10% off any ticket order and 15% off orders with more than five shows. There are also discounts for group sales through the box office. To hear about other discounts we may offer throughout the year, be sure to sign up for our email list.

If you contact the box office at 925-373-6800 they can pull up your account and print a ticket for you to pick up at Will Call.

Absolutely. You can purchase tickets for a show and give them as a gift, or you can buy someone a gift card or an e-gift card and they can choose their own tickets.

We do not offer subscriptions, but if you purchase more than five Bankhead Presents or Bothwell Presents shows in a single order, you will receive a 10% discount (15% for members.) Some of our resident companies do offer season subscriptions.

Logistics

Drinks purchased at concessions can be brought in with a cup cover. No food is permitted inside the theater. 

Our lobby opens one hour prior to the performance and theater doors open 30 minutes prior. We recommend you arrive at the theater at least 15 minutes before any show. If you arrive late, ushers will seat you at an appropriate moment or in accordance with the artist’s contact.

Please call the box office at 925-373-6800 to inquire about any items left behind. Items in Lost and Found will be locked in the House Manager’s office until they are picked up.

We reserve seating both at the lower level (row E) and upper level (row R) for wheelchairs. Access to seats in row R is via the elevator located on the left side of the lobby. ADA restrooms are available both downstairs on the left of the lobby and upstairs on the right.

Yes, we have devices. Please ask any of the ushers and they will direct you to the House Manager who can provide them. Currently we do not connect to Bluetooth hearing aids. For those sensitive to high volume, the House Manager can also provide ear plugs.

Support the Arts

With any cash donation over $125 you are eligible for membership. Member benefits include presales, discounts and special events. Other benefits are offered at higher levels of support. For details see our benefit list.

Absolutely and we very much appreciate patrons who take this opportunity to support the arts. Just enter any amount in the donation box on the checkout page. You will receive an acknowledgement letter for tax purposes.

 Yes, but we are only able to accept certain types of non-cash gifts. Please check with the Development Department regarding our Gift Acceptance Policy.  

We welcome sponsorships for many of our events including the annual fundraising gala. You can also donate to the Education Fund, which supports our outreach efforts and student ticket subsidies, or to the Producer’s Circle Fund, which supports our ability to bring special artists or artistically adventurous projects to the theater. For more information contact Executive Director Chris Carter at ccarter@livermorearts.org

General information

Sometimes. Throughout the year we sponsor events that take place on the plaza including ArtWalk, Livermore Innovation Fair, and such cultural events as Diwali, Lunar New Year, Native American Day and more. However, the plaza belongs to the City of Livermore and many other organizations and groups use it as well.

No. The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization.

Absolutely. Send your ideas along to our executive director Chris Carter. We can’t make any promises but we love to hear what interests you.

Yes. The Bankhead, including the stage, lobby, courtyard and Founders Room, as well as a variety of different spaces at the Bothwell Arts Center are available for rent when not otherwise in use. Click here for more information.

Ad space can be purchased in the Theater Program, which is published six times per year and printed in-house on-demand. Ad placement is dependent on space available. Artwork must be submitted to spec by the issue deadline. For more information contact Roberta Emerson in Marketing.

Most pieces in our exhibits are for sale.  If available, the price is located on the name plate and you can purchase the piece(s) at the lobby desk during Gallery hours. Once purchased a red dot will cover the price and you can pick up your artwork when it comes down at the end of the Exhibit. 

New themed exhibits are mounted throughout the year and are curated by Visual Arts Manager, Anne Giancola. Current call for entries with instructions for submission can be found on this page.

Please contact the box office at 925-373-6800 and ask to “opt out” of the email list. We will still be able to reach you regarding your ticket purchases, but you will no longer receive our email updates or announcements. 

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