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The Tower Theatre

815 East Olive Avenue

The crown jewel of Fresno's hottest nightlife neighborhood, the Tower Theatre lends its name to an area which has been a community focus of arts and entertainment for generations.

Opened in 1939 as a 20th Century Fox Movie House the theater was restored in 1990 and reopened as a center for the performing arts. In 1992, the theatre was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Considered to be the finest facility of its kind in California, the Tower Theatre boasts an authentic art deco theme throughout the interior and exterior. The covered foyer of Italian Terrazo, as well as the adjoining lobby with its beautiful historic Carvarts glass etching, serve as a mingling area for patrons between acts. It is also conveniently available for refreshments or concession sales.

Anchored by the theatre, the Tower District has seen a booming resurgence through the 90's, with many new restaurants and clubs opening within a four mile radius. The theatre is located at the central intersection of Wishon and Olive avenues, relatively close to the Fresno-Yosemite International Air Terminal, freeway access, and major hotels.

The theatre is a 1940's moderne deco masterpiece. Located directly adjacent on either side of the theatre are Palomino's Restaurant, 'M' Restaurant, and just across the street is Roger Rocka's Dinner Theatre. Within a short walking distance are Livingstone's Bar & Grill, The 2nd Space Theatre, Grandmarie's Chicken Pie Shop, Sequoia Brewing Company, Irene's Cafe, Starbuck's Coffee, Veni Vidi Vici, Me-n-Ed's Pizza Parlor, and many other great dining spots on Olive Avenue.


Jasmine Johnson

Sunday, April 29, 2018
This theater is beautiful. From what I saw on the poster and what my boyfriend told me was that the dressing rooms are beautiful as well. Fresno has the most beautiful and apparent historical Theatre's I have seen.

Lena Smile

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Beware!!!! The security is weak because management has no back bone!!!! Don't bother with front row tickets because everyone can stand in front of you. Don't bother getting high prior to the show because they allow lighting up in the theatre. Don't bother buying your alcohol there, I saw more flasks than in liquor store. The music might have been great if the sound system was optimal. There's no refunds for not being satisfied so get ready NOT to get what you paid for.

Suzanne King

Sunday, April 29, 2018
My first time at The Tower Theatre To see Gordon Lightfoot. Excellent show, very nice place for any venue Very friendly staff. Highly recommended

Roger Lasater

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
I've been several times over the years. I've sat from row H to row V and many points in between. I have never been disappointed. Honestly, if there is a bad place to sit (or in my case tonight, stand) I've never found it. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting. Great for concerts and plays with an eclectic selection of events. I like it better than any other venue in Fresno.

Jocelyn A Cregar

Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017
So much has changed in the Tower District, Good Things.... easy parking on a Sat night, great crowd, and the Tower Theatre was a great venue for the Jazz Christmas concert. This historical venue has very good seating, acoustically sound.. cozy setting & the friendliest greeters you will ever meet. My 20th time going there & YES, I would go again!

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