Enjoy a Show at the Bankhead Theater

The goal is noble and the setting spectacular: at the Bankhead Theater, affordable and accessible art and performance bring culture to the Livermore community. (For more of our favorite regional must-see destinations, download our free area vacation guide.) We recently highlighted the offerings the Bothwell Arts Center brings to the valley. This week we’re shining the spotlight on Del Valle Fine Arts.

The Bankhead Theater is one of three venues operated by the non-profit Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.

The Bankhead itself is home to nine Resident Companies: Cantabella Children’s Chorus, Del Valle Fine Arts, Livermore-Amador Symphony, Livermore Valley Opera, Pacific Chamber Symphony, Rae Dorough Speaker Series, Sycamore Strings Academy / Bothwell Arts Center, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, Valley Concert Chorale and Valley Dance Theatre.

Several of these events are brought to you by Del Valle Fine Arts, and a few are purely Bankhead. But all of them are sure to be wonderful…

Del Valle Fine Arts Presentations

Stephen Waarts

Sat, November 19 @ 8:00 pm

Del Valle Fine Arts is bringing this brilliant young violinist to the valley this fall. This concert offers a rare opportunity to hear an up-and-coming, award-winning performer.

Aspen Trio

Sat, February 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

After over twenty years of making music together, the distinguished members of the Aspen String Trio are bringing their talent to the valley. They will be joined by the award-winning bassoonist, Bryan Young, a Del Valle Fine Arts audience favorite performer.

Escher Quartet

Sat, March 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

As the renowned artists-in-residence at Lincoln Center, this quartet offers a beautiful musical performance through Del Valle Fine Arts.

Sotto Voce

Sat, May 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

In this Del Valle Fine Arts presentation, two tubas and two euphoniums comprise an unusual quartet. You’re sure to be stunned by the musical virtuosity of this musical group.

Bankhead Performances

Del Valle Fine Arts
Del Valle Fine Arts

Handel’s Messiah

Sun, November 27 @ 2:00 pm

The Pacific Chamber Orchestra will perform Handel’s Messiah. This holiday tradition includes renowned soloists and an audience participation in an encore of the Hallelujah chorus!

The Nutcracker

Several dates/times in December

This annual Tri-Valley holiday event enchants audiences of all ages. This production, featuring the Valley Dance Theatre and Valley Dance Theatre Pit Orchestra, has been wowing audiences for over 35 years.

Celtic Christmas Concert and Gathering

Sun, December 11 @ 6:00 pm

This old-fashioned seasonal gathering features Pog Mo Thoin. Cider and tea provided, wine and beer available at the holiday bar.

David Benoit

Mon, December 19 @ 7:30 pm

Grammy-nominated pianist David Benoit, accompanied by his quartet and a local children’s chorus, brings special whimsy to this holiday season with music from the Charlie Brown television specials.

Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Experience

Sat, January 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrating the beloved music of the legendary George and Ira Gershwin, award-winning pianist Richard Glazier blends songs and stories with historic photos and film clips in a delightful multimedia experience.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Sat, January 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

The final days of Jesus Christ leading up to his crucifixion are seen through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas, in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera.


We’d love to provide your accommodations for a trip to California wine country at The Purple Orchid, the area’s premier Resort & Spa. Indulge in one of our spa treatments to get you through the season, or plan a getaway to really savor the holidays! Our free area vacation guide can help you plan your stay.