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Stockton, California

Stockton Arts: Art Scene in Stockton

Stockton, a city of almost 300,000 people, is just a 50 minute drive south of Sacramento on I-5, but it has a number of arts attractions of its own.  Stockton is home to many art galleries, cultural festivals, public artworks, and the Stockton Symphony, which is one of the oldest professional orchestras in the entire state.

Stockton Arts Information

  • Recordnet.com—online version of the Stockton daily newspaper The Record

Art Museums

The Haggin Museum

The Haggin Museum

The Haggin Museum has been described by Sunset magazine as “one of the undersung gems of California.”  For eight decades it has occupied an impressive brick building (with over 34,000 square feet of exhibition space) at the center of the city’s beautiful Victory Park.

The Haggin’s art galleries contain extensive collections of 19th and 20th century American and European artists, including Jean …more…

Theater

Sierra Repertory Theatre

Sierra Repertory Theatre (East Sonora and Columbia, CA)

A professional, non-profit theater company located in the scenic foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, this company was founded in 1980; its first home was a converted tin warehouse in East Sonora. In 1997, Sierra Rep was selected as the resident theater company of the Historic Fallon House in Columbia State Historic Park; its initial production there was Something’s Afoot. ...more...

Stockton Civic Theatre

Stockton Civic Theatre

Public Transportation: Good (accessible by bus 61 at the Rose Marie Ln./Venezia Blvd. stop, which is steps from the theater. Bus 80 also stops here on the weekends)
Handicapped Accessibility: Fair. Only 2 handicapped seating spots in the theatre. Restrooms are accessible
Performances/Programs: 6-7 shows per season with multiple performances of each
Ticket Prices: Tickets are usually $25 for adults; $21 for seniors; and …more…

Classical Music

Friends of Chamber Music

Friends of Chamber Music

Public Transportation: Good (accessible by buses 4, 23, and 40 at the UOP stop)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Performances/Programs: Five concerts each season
Ticket Prices: $25 General Admission; $10 for University of the Pacific Faculty and Staff; Free for students (w/ID). Groups of 10 or more receive discounted tickets for $20
Subscriptions: Five-concert season tickets are $100.

Stockton Chorale

Stockton Chorale

Public Transportation: Depends on venue
Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue, but generally good
Performances/Programs: Four concerts per season with multiple performances of most
Ticket Prices: $20 adult/senior, $5 full-time students of any age
Membership: Donations of any amount are accepted. You can also do a Subscription Donation, which is a monthly donation commitment level. Donors who give $25 or more are acknowledged in the season program.

Stockton Symphony

Venues: Alex G. Spanos Center, University of the Pacific (3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton); Atherton Auditorium, San Joaquin Delta College (5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton)
Public Transportation: Good for both (for the Alex G. Spanos Center: accessible by buses 4, 23, and 40 at the UOP stops. For Atherton Auditorium: easily accessible by buses 90, 91, and 93 at the Sherma Parking Lot …more…

Venues

Faye Spanos Concert Hall

Faye Spanos Concert Hall, University of the Pacific

The 947-seat Faye Spanos Concert Hall (FSCH) is the primary performance venue for the University of the Pacific (UofP)’s music program, located in the historic Conservatory of Music building. The Conservatory building was constructed in 1927 and contains the FSCH, as well as several faculty studios, practice rooms, and the Conservatory’s administrative offices; concert hall was renovated in 1988. ...more...

Art Museums

The Haggin Museum

The Haggin Museum

The Haggin Museum has been described by Sunset magazine as “one of the undersung gems of California.”  For eight decades it has occupied an impressive brick building (with over 34,000 square feet of exhibition space) at the center of the city’s beautiful Victory Park.

The Haggin’s art galleries contain extensive collections of 19th and 20th century American and European artists, including Jean …more…

Theater

Sierra Repertory Theatre

Sierra Repertory Theatre (East Sonora and Columbia, CA)

A professional, non-profit theater company located in the scenic foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, this company was founded in 1980; its first home was a converted tin warehouse in East Sonora. In 1997, Sierra Rep was selected as the resident theater company of the Historic Fallon House in Columbia State Historic Park; its initial production there was Something’s Afoot. ...more...

Stockton Civic Theatre

Stockton Civic Theatre

Public Transportation: Good (accessible by bus 61 at the Rose Marie Ln./Venezia Blvd. stop, which is steps from the theater. Bus 80 also stops here on the weekends)
Handicapped Accessibility: Fair. Only 2 handicapped seating spots in the theatre. Restrooms are accessible
Performances/Programs: 6-7 shows per season with multiple performances of each
Ticket Prices: Tickets are usually $25 for adults; $21 for seniors; and …more…

Classical Music

Friends of Chamber Music

Friends of Chamber Music

Public Transportation: Good (accessible by buses 4, 23, and 40 at the UOP stop)
Handicapped Accessibility: Good
Performances/Programs: Five concerts each season
Ticket Prices: $25 General Admission; $10 for University of the Pacific Faculty and Staff; Free for students (w/ID). Groups of 10 or more receive discounted tickets for $20
Subscriptions: Five-concert season tickets are $100.

Stockton Chorale

Stockton Chorale

Public Transportation: Depends on venue
Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue, but generally good
Performances/Programs: Four concerts per season with multiple performances of most
Ticket Prices: $20 adult/senior, $5 full-time students of any age
Membership: Donations of any amount are accepted. You can also do a Subscription Donation, which is a monthly donation commitment level. Donors who give $25 or more are acknowledged in the season program.

Stockton Symphony

Venues: Alex G. Spanos Center, University of the Pacific (3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton); Atherton Auditorium, San Joaquin Delta College (5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton)
Public Transportation: Good for both (for the Alex G. Spanos Center: accessible by buses 4, 23, and 40 at the UOP stops. For Atherton Auditorium: easily accessible by buses 90, 91, and 93 at the Sherma Parking Lot …more…

Venues

Faye Spanos Concert Hall

Faye Spanos Concert Hall, University of the Pacific

The 947-seat Faye Spanos Concert Hall (FSCH) is the primary performance venue for the University of the Pacific (UofP)’s music program, located in the historic Conservatory of Music building. The Conservatory building was constructed in 1927 and contains the FSCH, as well as several faculty studios, practice rooms, and the Conservatory’s administrative offices; concert hall was renovated in 1988. ...more...