Gallo Center for the Arts is the place to go for entertainment in the Central Valley. The Gallo Center is located in downtown Modesto. This beautiful facility offers a wide variety of performances that include music, comedy, broadway, dance, and theater. They also feature special shows for children.
The lobby is elegant and spacious. Each level has its own concession stand. Wine, beer, and other beverages are sold as well as a variety of light snacks. We usually have dinner before the show at one of the many restaurants that are walking distance to the theater.
There are two theaters inside the Gallo Center. Mary Stuart Roger Theater is the larger of the two. It seats 1,250. Foster Family Theater is a smaller, more intimate theater with a capacity of 444. A friendly volunteer usher guides visitors to their seats.
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We’ve attended many different events here and have found that all of the seats are comfortable. The roomiest seats are the upper level box seats. There really isn’t a bad seat in the house. There’s a good view of the stage from every seat. In fact, our seats of choice are in the balcony where each row is higher than the row in front of you for great viewing.
The Gallo Center is a state-of-the-art performing arts complex that offers great entertainment at affordable prices. Check out their list of upcoming events. Visitors from out of the area may want to plan a get-a-way to this area. Consider a day of wine tasting in the nearby Lodi Wine Country. Lodi was recently named the Best Wine Region by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Gallo Center for the Arts – Contact Information
Information and Reservations
Address: 1000 I St, Modesto, CA 95354
Telephone: (209) 338-2100
Directions Driving South on Highway 99:
1. Take the “Central Modesto” exit from the highway.
2. Turn left onto I Street.
3. Drive down I Street to the corner of 10th.
Directions Driving North on Highway 99:
1. Exit at Highway 108/Highway 132.
2. Merge onto 6th Street.
3. Turn right onto G Street.
4. Turn left onto 9th Street.
5. Turn right onto I Street.
6. Drive down I Street to the corner of 10th.