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Cascade Theatre

1731 Market Street

 About Us:

The Cascade Theatre was constructed in downtown Redding in 1935 as a 1,348-seat movie palace and vaudeville stage. One of the few theatres built during the heart of the depression, the Cascade Theatre was a magnificent example of art deco architecture in California, complete with gold and silver gilded walls, period chandeliers, ornate plasterwork, a grand neon facade and marquee and beautiful murals. But, like many downtown theatres of its era, the Cascade struggled to survive during the 1990s with the rise of shopping mall-based multiplex cinemas. In 1997, the Cascade ceased operating and its doors were boarded.

Restoration of the Cascade Theatre was completed on August 14, 2004 and the theatre was reopened as a regional non-profit performing arts center. The restoration was carried out in a way that honored the heritage of the building and was consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties while providing the functionality of a modern professional performing arts facility – complete with state-of-the-art sound, lighting and theatre technology. The Cascade Theatre is now capable of hosting a wide range of arts and cultural events, including theater, concerts, dance and film presentations.


Joshua Cabe Johnson

Friday, June 1, 2018
Saw Wilco here. It would have been amazing but the chairs make it hard to actually “get into” that type of concert at a venue like this. Other shows I’ve seen here have been great though.

Michael Daul

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Great venue for a show. My son and I saw Weird Al here. So much fun, and the theatre was clean, beautiful, and just plain nice.

William Van Meter

Monday, May 14, 2018
Very wonderful place I volunteer there and have for several years and enjoyed all my experiences it's a wonderful place to visit and see many different shows do you have to check it out

Spenser Deardorff

Sunday, May 6, 2018
A beautiful location and wonderful staff. They always have great concerts and events lined up!

Brandy Smutz

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
Every show we have seen here has been amazing. The kids love it!! We go every year for our school field trips and they always interact with the crowd during the intermission so the kids don't get bored. Haven't been to a show other than the Christmas shows, but would love to soon!

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