Lesher Center for the Arts

1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, United States

Lesher Center for the Arts is an arts center for the stage, dance, comedy & literary activities with three different theatres.

The Lesher Center provides a range of programs to satisfy demands for accessibility to the best of our capacity.  Assistive listening systems, accessible seating facilities, other seating facilities, and parking are the most widely used.

The assistive listening system has been developed by the Lesher Center for the Arts, so that people with hearing loss or hard-hearing persons will experience plays, concerts and events better.  The Margaret Lesher Theater, Hofmann Theater and The George & Sonja Vukasin Theater have mounted FM Listen Technologies systems.

Allow yourself plenty of time to get to the theatre; there are frustrating late arrivals.  Keep in mind the time needed for traffic and parking.

Patrons arriving after the time on their tickets printed on the curtain do not expect immediate seating. 

The House Manager may let late-arriving patrons seat at a reasonable interval in the direction of the presenting organizations. Late seating can not occur before intermission for certain occurrences. If the presenter requires late seating, it can only be achieved if seats are available in locations that do not interrupt the quality of the show nor the comfort of those already seated patrons. If accommodated, latecomers should not presume to sit in their allocated seats, or with other party leaders who arrived on time. Tickets sent after curtain time are not exchangeable OR refundable to the House Manager.

The Lesher Center for the Arts and downtown Walnut Creek City are NO SMOKING areas.

The Lesher Center has a full bar that is available before most shows and during intermission. Furthermore, ice cream is sold during intermission(or pre-show for no intermission shows) at all Center REPertory Company and Contra Costa Musical Theatre events.  All sales of ice cream support the Young REP Theater Education and Training Program at the Center REP.

Anyone, no matter how old they are, must have a ticket. It should not be taken to daily events for children younger than school age. The Center holds a number of programs to be enjoyed together by young adults and families.  For more information about young audiences contact the Ticket Office.

Patrons who may receive an emergency call will leave their sitter or service number (925) 295-1424, along with the name of the case and the exact location of their seat (row and seat number) so they can be easily contacted.

The possession of any photographic or recording equipment in the theatre, without the management’s written permission, is forbidden by statute.

We understand that traffic in and out of the theater can be congested after a performance; however, leaving when the show is still in progress is disrespectful to other patrons. Persons leaving the theatre can not be readmitted during the set.

All sales of the tickets are final; no refunds or cancellations.

Discount coupons must be delivered to the ticket office in person at the time of purchase.  All promotions are subject to availability and at the discretion of the presenting organization, can be withdrawn at any time.

The center is open to wheelchairs, and theaters are fitted with supported listening devices for patrons with hearing impairments. We want all patrons accommodated. Please let us know when you buy tickets, whether you have specific seating criteria.  Further info can be found here. If you need more information or assistance on (925) 295-1400, please contact the Audience Services Coordinator.

The Lesher Center has two loading zones for travelers, along Civic Drive and Locust Lane, which surround our front plaza.  Accessible parking is available in the North Locust Street Parking Garage, located at 1625 Locust Street, next to the Centre.  Accessible parking can be found right inside the garage entrance on Locust Street and on all floors, next to the elevators.

It is East Bay heart for creative excellence. It’s a nice place to visit, the staff are always polite and supportive and they always have the best shows. The visit is worthwhile. The advantage is all the great restaurants you can enjoy in the region before!

Image courtesy of Jeffreymendel Jeffrey Nash – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50308966

This amazing landmark is located near the following must-see sights in Walnut Creek, California:

  • Lindsay Wildlife Museum 
  • Mount Diablo State Park 
  • Old Borges Ranch 
  • Ruth Bancroft Garden 
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • Shadelands Ranch Museum 
  • Walden Park Disc Golf Course 
  • Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society

All of these landmarks are located just a short distance from our location in downtown Walnut Creek, Spaulding Concrete on Locust Street.