The San Jose Civic Auditorium was built in 1936 as a Spanish Mission-style, dual-level building. It hosts a variety of events including concerts, performing arts, general assembly, community and sporting events. Musical guests have included Kelly Clarkson, Beck, the Pixies, El Tri, Billy Idol and Snoop Dog. This venue provides patrons with an intimate yet roomy place to see their favorite performers.
The San Jose Civic Auditorium seats approximately 3,000 patrons for various types of performances. This venue sees its fair share of top musical performers. The auditorium provides space as a concert hall and four meeting rooms. No outside food or beverage is permitted in this venue. The auditorium provides additional exhibit and general assembly space in conjunction with the convention center and Parkside Hall.