Main Theatre

Main Theatre

World-class acoustics. Elegant event spaces. Downtown location.

Just one block from City Hall in downtown San Jose, lies the historic Trianon Theatre, whose unsurpassed acoustics in its Main Theatre attracts many of the Bay Area's top performing arts groups, including San Jose Chamber Music SocietySan Jose Chamber OrchestraSan Jose International Piano CompetitionEnsemble San Francisco, Steinway Society The Bay Area, South Bay Guitar SocietyMission Chamber Orchestra,  San Jose Chamber Youth OrchestraFremont Mission Music Institute, and Music Teacher Association of California Student Concerts. The Theatre also hosts corporate events, seminars, award ceremonies and private receptions in the Main Theatre, as well as in it's Recital Hall, Banquet Hall, and the outdoor courtyard. In addition, the building houses 20 executive offices for small business owners and other professionals. 

Built in 1923, the Trianon theatre is reminiscent of the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon on the grounds of Versailles near Paris, both acclaimed for their artful expression of sublime simplicity. The theatre has been known over the past many years as Le Petit Trianon.

Built originally as a house of worship for the Christian Assembly by accomplished architect, William Binder, in 1923, the theatre’s main auditorium possesses excellent acoustics, an antique organ and seats 318. Binder took inspiration for design of the building from Le Petit Trianon, the miniature chateau on the palace grounds of Versailles, which was built in 1761 for Madame de Pompadour, favorite of King Louis XV. The building has been said to be the best example of classic architecture in the city and still looks exactly as Binder designed it in 1923.

Rental information
Trianon theatre spaces are available for rental by individuals and corporations for live music performances, corporate meetings, conferences, award ceremonies and private receptions.  Weekday and non-profit discounts are available.  Please check the rental information page for more details.

Free parking for the Theatre is available in the San Jose City Parking lot across the street from the Theatre during weekdays from 6pm to 1.00am and on weekends. You cannot enter the parking facility after 10:00pm. Free street parking is available on Sunday. Parking on the lot adjacent to the theatre is not allowed. Parking is also available in other garages near the theatre including the Fourth Street Garage on 4th street.