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Danville: Arts & Culture

If you are a fan of great art and culture, Danville, California, is a good place to visit. Danville is located in the San Ramon Valley of Northern California. In addition to vibrant neighboring cities of Oakland, Berkeley, and Sausalito, Danville is close to major cultural hubs in San Francisco and San Jose where you’ll find world-famous museums, live performances, and so much more.

Danville which is part of the Tri-Valley area, also has many great cultural offerings. Some are local in scope but also draw a good number of people from around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Village Theater

One of the mainstays in Danville, the Village Theater is a great place to watch live performances. The building used to be a farmer’s lodge which was built in 1873. Today the Village Theater has a theater and a fine art gallery in the lobby. The productions here are diverse running the gamut from plays, improv, chorus, movies, and children’s shows.

Village Theater

233 Front Street

Danville, CA, 94526

Blackhawk Museum

Danville also is home to the Blackhawk Museum dedicated to present the history of cars and unique automobiles for public enjoyment and educational enrichment. These automotive treasures are exceptional as they intersect art, technology, culture, and history. The Museum’s awe-inspiring collection of cars is displayed in a stunning 70,000-square-foot architectural structure showcasing rolling sculptures. Lectures and rotating exhibitions are also offered at the museum.

Car collectors and enthusiasts can take advantage of the Automotive Research Library and the Museum's Shop & Bookstore.  

Blackhawk Museum

3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle

Danville, CA 94506

Museum of the San Ramon Valley

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley was founded in 1985 to preserve and present the valley’s rich history.  There are exhibits, tours, archival collections, and special programs designed for students and the general public. The emphasis is on how humans were influenced by the valley, its geography, interactions with other peoples, and the affects of migration and settlements. The museum itself is a fine example of a historic landmark. It is on the site of the old 1891 Southern Pacific Depot, at Railroad and Prospect Avenues.

A permanent exhibit displays artifacts and photographs at the museum. Other activities include guided tours of Alamo Cemetery and through historic Danville. 

San Ramon Performing Arts

In neighboring San Ramon the San Ramon Performing Arts center is a performing arts venue that visitors will enjoy. San Ramon Performing Arts presents a variety of community and world-renowned performances including taiko, singers, symphony, improv, children’s plays, bands, seasonal plays, musicals, and much more. 

There are two theatres: Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, 10550 Albion Road, San Ramon, and Front Row Theater at 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon.

There are also many live events all year in neighboring cities. These include the Livermore Valley Opera in Livermore, and the summer Shakespeare Festival that is held in July and August, also in Livermore.

If you want a casual experience of history in Danville, stroll down historic downtown and enjoy the beautiful town with its unique ambiance. It’s the most enjoyable and relaxing walk you can take while you are here in Danville.

 

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Museum Of San Ramon Valley
Museum Of San Ramon Valley
Railroad and Prospect Avenues Danville, CA 94526
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley was founded as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 1985. The Museum is housed in the restored 1891 Southern...
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Danville Community Band
P.O. Box 2276 Danville, CA 94526
The Danville Community Band met for the first time on September 20, 2001 under the baton of founder and director Dr. Lawrence Anderson. In...
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Role Player Ensemble Theatre
233 Front St Danville, CA 94526
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Danville Library
Danville Library
400 Front St Danville, CA 94526
Hours: Mon- Thurs : 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri- Sat: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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The Village Theatre and Art Gallery
The Village Theatre and Art Gallery
233 Front Street Danville, CA 94526
Built in 1873 for use as a farmer's lodge, the Village Theatre has been used as a Grange Hall, movie theatre, and church. Recognized as a historic...
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Blackhawk Museum
Blackhawk Museum
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle Danville, CA 94506
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Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site
Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site
1000 Kuss Road Danville, CA 94526
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Blackhawk Collection
1092 Eagle Nest Pl Danville, CA 94506
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411 Hartz Ave Ste D Danville, CA 94526
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3442 Camino Tassajara Danville, CA 94506
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625 San Ramon Valley Blvd Danville, CA 94526
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