SMG Stockton manages the Stockton Arena, Stockton Ballpark, Bob Hope Theatre, and Oak Park Ice Arena for the City of Stockton. SMG is a world leader in venue management, marketing, and development. For event and venue information, visit the External Links at the bottom of this page.
The Historic Fox Theatre in Downtown Stockton is one of only two movie palaces in the Central Valley. And well after 20,000 people attended the grand opening on October 14, 1930, the theatre continues to showcase beloved movies and live performances.
At his request, the City Council voted to name the theatre after one of the Country's most beloved entertainers – Bob Hope.
To learn more, contact the Bob Hope (Fox) Theatre at (209) 337-HOPE or see External Links below.
For 65 years, Stockton Civic Theatre has provided live entertainment to the Stockton community. Since 1951, the Civic is one of the oldest and most successful continuously running community theatres in America – with more than 384 productions.
The Civic continues to be a vital part of the Stockton and Central California arts scene thanks to the support of countless volunteers, actors, and patrons.
Over its long history, SCT has setup in several venues:
In its current site on Rosemarie Lane, behind the Stockton Hilton, SCT presents five productions each season, and a Summer Youth Program full-scale musical production.
Public art projects include:
For additional information about Public Art in Stockton, please contact the Community Services Department.
The Children's Museum of Stockton resides downtown, across from the Deep Water Channel and the Waterfront Warehouse.
Young visitors enjoy a truly educational experience from the moment they step through the door.
The museum features hands-on, play-based exhibits to enhance a child's understanding of how the world works.
For 80 years, the Haggin Museum has acquired and exhibited two important types of collections – one devoted to local history and the other of fine works of art.
In 1928, the San Joaquin Pioneer and Historical Society was incorporated into the museum for the preservation of local historic objects.
The founding group was aided by former Stocktonian Robert Tittle McKee. McKee's wife, Eila Haggin Mckee, provided funds to include an art gallery as part of the proposed museum. She also donated a collection of paintings which belonged to her father, Louis Terah Haggin.
Haggin Museum also maintains several research libraries which include:
Haggin Museum is located in Victory Park, on Pershing Avenue between Picardy Drive and Argonne Drive.
The Stockton Symphony is the third-oldest, continuously performing orchestra in California, surpassed in longevity only by the San Francisco Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. It offers both a 5-concert Classics Series and an immensely popular 4-concert Pops Series.
All concerts (except the Pops & Picnic fundraising concert) are held at Atherton Auditorium on the San Joaquin Delta College Campus.
The Symphony prides itself in commissioning new works – one or more each year since Maestro Peter Jaffe joined 17 years ago. The Symphony even received national coverage recently, when it commissioned a new work focused on the issues of conflict and resolution.
The Stockton Symphony continues to "think outside the concert hall" with its Harmony Stockton program:
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 7/26/2018