Beyond the Stage with Gaby Moreno Chris Carter: All right. Good afternoon, everybody. My name is Chris Carter, and I’m the executive director of The Bankhead Theater. And I’m here today with Gaby Moreno, who is going to be joining us at The Bankhead on Friday, December 2nd at 8 p.m. You can get tickets online at and we’re super excited to […]

Beyond the Stage with Carlos Moreno   Chris Carter: Hello, everybody. This is Chris Carter from The Bankhead Theater and I’m here today with Carlos Moreno from Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno. The dance company will be here on October 30th at 3 p.m. for a Dìa de Los Muertos performance, and you can go online and find tickets […]

Beyond the Stage with Chris Brubeck

Chris Carter: Hi, everybody. This is Chris Carter from the Bankhead Theater. And as we get ready for our upcoming 22-23 season, we’re going to be interviewing a series of artists who are coming to perform for this season. And today, I’m very excited to be talking to Chris Brubeck, who I share a first name […]

Beyond the Stage with Nadhi Thekkek & Rupy C. Tut

  Chris Carter: Hi everybody, my name is Chris Carter. I’m the executive director for Livermore Valley Arts and we are very pleased to have here with us today; Nadhi Thekkek and Rupy C. Tut. Nadhi is the artistic director for Nava Dance Theatre and Rupy is a visual artist. They have collaborated together on […]


We’re back! When we open in July for live performance, the Bankhead Theater will be one of the very first live music venues of our size to reopen in the East Bay. And now, we’ve just announced the largest season line up in the venue’s history with nearly 60-events, spanning a broad range of musical […]

An Interview with Award-Winning Pianist Jon Nakamatsu

Chris: Hello everybody, my name is Chris Carter. I’m the Executive Director of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. Welcome to Beyond the Stage. Normally we’re at the Advanced Creative Studios in Livermore, but we’re here at the Bankhead Theater and we have a special guest today, Jon Nakamatsu, pianist, and winner of many awards […]


SEATING/TICKETS The seating map shows only pairs. What if I have an uneven number in my group? Contact the Box Office to request special seating arrangements. If it is possible, they may be able to shift the seating map to accommodate your group and keep everyone socially distanced. Phone 925-373-6800 or email Can I […]


UPDATES AS OF APRIL 26, 2021 While we wait for guidelines from the State of California and Alameda County regarding how venues such as the Bankhead Theater can reopen safely, live indoor performances cannot be presented. Artists and performing arts groups continue to cancel and push out their planned tours. It is especially difficult for […]

An Interview with Supervisor Scott Haggerty

CARTER:  Hello everybody, my name is Chris Carter, I’m the Executive Director of Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center and I’m here today with Supervisor Scott Haggerty, who was integral in the formation of the space that we’re in right now, the Bankhead Theater. Scott has decided not to have another term here, he’s moving on […]

Interview with Congressman Eric Swalwell

Executive Director Chris Carter Chats with Congressman Swalwell on the Save Our Stages Act Friday, December 18, 2020 CARTER:  Hi everybody, my name is Chris Carter.  I’m the Executive Director of Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center and it is my privilege today to be talking to our Congressional representative Eric Swalwell. Today we’re going to […]


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Membership Matters!

As you sit in the theater watching the lights go down, you’re probably not thinking about what went into making the magic happen on stage.  But what you don’t see is as important as what you do. The many people backstage and in the office are hard at work, but people like YOU are every […]

Comedy is Coming!

If laughter is an instant vacation … you only need to head to the Bankhead to be transported on your next trip. Four great comedy shows are coming up and are sure to provoke a much needed laugh in these challenging times. Don’t miss your chance to Laugh Out Loud in Livermore and take a […]

Inspiring Great Jazz

On January 22, 2019, internationally-acclaimed jazz musician Branford Marsalis offered a master class for aspiring high school jazz musicians before his sold out performance at the Bankhead. For nearly two hours in the afternoon, he answered questions and shared his extensive experience, professional and personal, about the world of jazz with students from the East […]

Getting Ready for Red

Almost ready!  Rehearsals are well underway for our new production of John Logan’s Tony Award winning play. It’s the first show fully produced by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, and first on the intimate Bankhead stage-on-stage.  Placing the actors and audience in such close proximity will offer a richer experience of this play’s compelling and dramatic […]

Two Firsts for the Bankhead

We’re marking two major firsts this fall with our brand new production of the compelling Tony Award-winning play “Red” by John Logan. The two-man play captures a pivotal period in the tumultuous career of abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. This will be the FIRST show fully produced by Livermore Performing Arts Center and also the […]

We’re Going Green!

The “Green the Bankhead” project has been launched! Major initiatives to save energy and reduce costs will make the Bankhead Theater more efficient and environmentally-friendly. The goal is to achieve LEED certification, a globally-recognized rating of a commercial building’s sustainability, by 2019, as well as WELL certification, which assesses measures taken to ensure the health […]