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Mexican Heritage Plaza

1700 Alum Rock Avenue


The Mexican Heritage Corporation serves the Silicon Valley and Northern California by presenting and advancing Mexican and multicultural performing arts. We accomplish this through:

The San Jose International Mariachi Festival and its related concert and education programs.

Mariachi Youth Education and Pee Wee Mariachi, arts education programs for grades K-12 modeled after the Festival.

Presenting Los Lupeños de San Jose, Northern California's premier ballet folklorico company, in concert.

Special events: Visual arts exhibitions, community festivals and concerts, workshops, symposiums, lecture/demonstrations, special receptions, and master classes

MHC has been presenting, producing and promoting the dance, music and visual arts traditions of Mexico for over twenty-five years, creating opportunities for individuals and communities to celebrate, share, and sustain the vitality of Mexico's ethnic and traditional cultural arts and multicultural arts within the region. Our work promotes the importance of cultural heritage for strengthening ethnic identity and community.

MHC celebrates, promotes and preserves the beauty of Mexico's culture and showcases multicultural arts in the region

MHC is a resident arts partner of the Mexican Heritage Plaza, a 200,000 square-foot cultural center with state of the art theatrical venues, a Smithsonian-affliate gallery space and luscious thematic gardens that serve as a regional resource for cultural programming and education. Built in association with the City of San José and the San José Redevelopment Agency, it is one of the largest Latino cultural centers in the nation.

The mission of the MHC is to affirm, celebrate and preserve the rich cultural heritage of the Mexican community and showcase multicultural arts within the region.

The Plaza is in the heart of San José's oldest and largest Mexican-American community. Our goal as a resident arts programmer for this center is to:

Capture the spirit of the Mexican-American community

Present and showcase the work of other ethnic performing arts companies and visual artists

Provide education programming focusing on our history and culture that also complements the curriculum of our neighboring schools.


Umesh M.V

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
This is a perfect place for functions of about 400-500 people. They have got a pretty good stage and arrangements for functions like drama and all. The lighting arrangements and the curtain arrangements are really amazing. The stage will be big enough for the performance of a big team. They have green rooms toilets and all at the back of stage. The operators of the sound and lights will be sitting on the opposite side of stage and you can interact with them through microphone. So that the director can manage everything by encouraging their team beside the stage. Seating arrangements also impressive. It can easily accommodate around 500 people. The only problem i felt was the chairs are not comfortable to sit for long time. They have a lobby in front of the hall where you can easily arrange a buffet. It has enough parking space also.

Cristina Lopez

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Bad service. They give a good price but you pay more at the end, I don’t recommend this place.

monica meloy

Sunday, Sep. 24, 2017
Had great fun! First time attending an event here. Frida kahlo festival. Also tequila tasting. Booths. Food. Family friendly. Parking was limited. Small lot. Beware of parking behind in Condos. Private. To homeowners only.

mandy83amor lopez

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017
Now here's the thing it's a nice place for events for concerts it's can be expensive usually u don't pay for parking unless there is a event there the people who rent out the plaza may charge for the event all are welcome to take classes that they offer Latinos have the events there's but I have seen other cultures like people from India for example have theatre events there and they are awesome. I have Danza there wed night's with our danza group which is mexica culture also know as Aztec dancing all are welcome to our practice if ur interested in. Have a wonderful day God bless you all also sometimes there's private party's there and in that case it wasn't be for the public like a wedding so than u can understand it's not open to the public for events that today of course 😁

Duane Duty

Saturday, July 29, 2017
70 bucks for concert tickets and I have to pay for parking. I wish I would have known I would have passed never coming back here again

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