The Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts

815 E. Olive Avenue Fresno, CA 93728

Tower Theatre Neon Marquee


Box Office: (559) 485-9050




The Tower Theatre's non-profit operation relies upon generous donations from individuals, corporations and foundations.  Help us to keep the Performing Arts thriving in Fresno.



We consistently bring exciting and renowned music artists, comedians, alternative movies, special events, and world-class entertainment to Fresno's Historic Tower District.



Head on over to the Tower gift shop to check out our Tower shirts and mugs. We're also offering a Y&T Signature Guitar signed by the group when they performed here at the theatre.







Located at 815 E. Olive Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728 · Ph. (559) 485-9050

Open Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tower Theatre Seating Chart

Tickets purchased online are held at the Box Office for pick up

For Weekday Shows:

Opens at 10:00 a.m.
Closes one hour after show time

Weekend & Holiday Shows:

Open at 12:00 noon
Closes one hour after show time

February 12-13, 2016


Oscar Nominated
Short Films

Fresno Filmworks: Ocar Nominated Short Films 2016

Fresno Filmworks presents The Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2016 at The Tower Theatre. The two evenings will feature five full programs of Academy Award-nominated short movies. Friday show times: live action at 5:30 p.m. and animation at 8:30 p.m. Saturday show times: animation at 1 p.m., live action at 4 p.m., and documentary at 7 p.m.


Advance tickets cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors, with a special $15 double-feature ticket good for any two shorts programs. Tickets can be purchased by check or cash at the Tower Theatre box office, 815 E. Olive Ave. Go online to for tickets and details.





February 14, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
Doors & Lounge - 6:00 p.m.


2nd Annual
Valentines' Day Comedy Jam

A Night of Love,
Comedy & Poetry


Valentine's Day Comedy Jam with Eric Blake

Headliner: Eric Blake

The most significant challenge for the modern comedian is their ability to relate to a variety of audiences. Eric Blake has taken this challenge to heart, expanding his material beyond the African-American lens, and identifying with many other cultures and experiences. He is one of the few performers who can truly be labeled as a "universal comedian," defying comedic normality.


This engaging comic has proven his worth night after night, performing to diversified audiences from coast to coast. Some of his performances include NBC's "Last Comic Standing," HBO's "Bad Boys of Comedy," BET's "Comic View," in which he has aired on "The Best of Comic View" for the fourth consecutive year. He has also been televised on Galavision's "Que Loco," where he has displayed his cross-cultural abilities that have earned him a devoted Latino following.


Hosted by Weezy the P

Comedians: John Jones, Lonnie Pelly,
John Creel, Mariah Alexis, and Derek Burns

Special guest Comedian: Ralphy Ralph Sanchez

Poetry: Kieth Caldwell & More

Special performance by Kinzie Rose

Music by DJ Ghost Bum





February 18, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.


Ottmar Liebert


Nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert

Nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert is known worldwide for his innovative contemporary style. Incorporating rock, jazz and pop music influences, Liebert redefined the art form more than a decade ago with his double platinum debut album Nouveau Flamenco. Featuring his signature song Barcelona Nights, it remains one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time.





February 19, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
Doors open 6 p.m.


Mixed Martial Arts
Action In A Cage #42


559 Fights: Cage Fight Fresno #42

The historic Tower Theatre welcomes 559 Fights #42, the best Live!
Amateur Mixed Martial Arts action in a Cage.


If you are interested in VIP Seating or VIP Tables contact
(559) 362-4046 or email





February 20, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Lounge for Drinks & Seating - 7 p.m.


95.7 The Fox Presents



Greg Hahn Live Comedy

A favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. He has appeared on Late Night with Conan Obrien, Comedy Central, CBS, ABC, FOX, MTV and CMT.





March 2, 2016 - 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Doors Open - 2 p.m.  & 7 p.m.

A 1940's Musical


In The Mood - A 1940's Musical

Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and you'll soon be "In the Mood" to hear some great musicians "Sing, Sing, Sing." Much more than just a concert, In the Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and all the big band greats of the '40s. Complete with costumes and choreography, In the Mood pays homage to America's greatest generation, when people listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced intimate ballads.

 2:30 PM SHOW TIX    7:30 PM SHOW TIX




March 3, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
Doors open 6:00 p.m.


Rogue Festival 2016
Teaser Show

Rogue Festival 2016 Teaser Show

This is your chance to get a taste of what Rogue Festival is offering in 2016! You will experience new and exciting performances, opportunities for prizes, SWAG, and rub elbows with this year's exciting talent!!!



Rogue Festival celebrates the independent performer and artist by providing the opportunity to showcase works in a friendly, affordable, and creative setting. Presented in a fringe festival style format, the Festival includes theatre, dance, spoken-word, music, performance art, puppetry and more for Central Valley audiences over 10 days.


Take a look at some of the interesting articles about Rogue Festival at





March 5, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
Doors open 6:30 p.m.


Miss Fresno County 2016


Miss Fresno County Pageant 2016


Come join us as we crown the next MISS FRESNO COUNTY and MISS FRESNO COUNTY'S OUTSTANDING TEEN 2016. Watch as 17 local young ladies compete for scholarship dollars and the chance to compete for Miss California this summer in Fresno, CA. Phases of competition include: Private Interview, Swimsuit and Lifestyle & Fitness, Talent, Evening Gown, and On-Stage Question. Miss Fresno County is a local preliminary pageant to the Miss America Organization and will be
hosted by Marina Inserra, Miss California 2014.


After Party inside The Tower Theatre Lounge with DJ Vince Perez





March 12, 2016 - 6:00 p.m.


Princess Concert

Sparkle! Princess Concert

“Sparkle!"  A princess concert presented by Something Enchanted – Princess Parties.

Come spend an enchanted evening with the princesses, singing with the Ice Queen, dancing with the Little Mermaid, storytelling with Rapunzel, games with Anna and a special meet and greet after the concert!


“Something Enchanted”…we bring magic, a touch of class and princess glamour to our audience. Visit their website for more information at






March 19, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.



The hottest group in
the Celtic realm


Altan - Irish Acoustic Quintet at The Tower Theatre

“Altan continues to be one of the Celtic world’s great treasures,

gifted with a front line that is a sheer powerhouse.”

Los Angeles Times


“More than any Irish group, this Donegal quintet is seen

as keeper of the traditional flame.”

The Boston Globe


“Altan’s tireless touring has won them a loyal following

especially in America, and helped them make impressive


on world music charts.” Billboard


“The appeal of Altan centres on the fact that they see no differences

or divisions in music.  As such, they have managed to cross the all- important cultural barriers between folk and world and rock music.”

The Sunday Tribune (Dublin)


You've gotta see Altan at The Tower Theatre! No Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world!





April 9, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
Doors & Lounge - 6:30 p.m.




Fifty Shades of Men

Ladies night out never looked better! A burlesque show was never so elegant. A male revue never caught so much attention! The Show is a product of the past members from the East Coast, West Coast and International Touring Chippendales.  (18 and Over)





April 11, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7:00 p.m.


Jake Shimabukuro


Jake Shimabukuro

Known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele, Jake’s performance incorporates elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements to spontaneous, improvised passages. In addition to his original compositions, his repertoire includes Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Schubert’s Ave Maria and Cohen’s Hallelujah.
Watch his new video, “Travels” on YouTube





April 22, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:30 p.m.


Purchase Y&T Guitar Raffle Tix

Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT, even before there was a Metallica, Y&T was slogging away in sweaty rock clubs around America. When the band formed in the early 1970s, little did they know they would set the standard for the hard rock bands that trailed.


Featuring heavy grooves, powerful guitars and strong melodies, the band shows their versatility, delivering a range of high energy rockers, mid-tempo head-bangers, modern rock grooves, majestic ballads, and signature Y&T rock anthems.


Y&T continues to tour the world, featuring Dave Meniketti (guitar/lead vocals), John Nymann (guitar/vocals), Brad Lang (bass/vocals), and Mike Vanderhule (drums/vocals), playing songs from "Facemelter" as well as

all the hits and fan favorites.


The Appletones

The Appletones





April 23, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.

Mike Amaral's

California Beach Boys

Tribute Band

Mike Amaral's California Beach Boys Tribute

Mike Amaral became a musician in his youth and started a band called Flashback.  Having spent a lot of time as a youth surfing and body surfing around Santa Cruz, Mike always wanted a Beach Boys tribute band.


 “The one prerequisite I had is to find people who love Beach Boys music.  Our goal was and still is to play for people who want to come listen to this great music”, says Amaral, but he knew the challenges of doing Beach Boys music, which is why there are very few (pure) Beach Boys bands out there. “We acknowledge the Beach Boys all the time.  They’re simply isn’t any more fun music around and it’s such an honor to perform.”




May 12, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Lounge - 7:00 p.m.


Comedian & Actor

Felipe Esparza

Comedian Felipe Esparza

Felipe Esparza is best known for his raw, real-life comedy that audiences everywhere can relate to.  After 17 years of stand-up comedy, various television appearances and two movies, Felipe walked away with the title prize on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2010. In 2012, Felipe produced and released his first one-hour stand-up special, “They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You”, for Showtime.




May 14, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7:00 p.m.


Zeppelin USA

An American Tribute to Led Zeppelin


Zeppelin USA - An American Tribute to Led Zeppelin

With dynamic performances fitting of one of the great live bands in classic rock, Zeppelin USA forgoes the usual costume shtick to focus on creating the quartet's trademark sound -- heavy riffs, layered arrangements and haunting Tolkien-influenced lyrics.





October 22, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors & Lounge - 7:00 p.m.


Christopher Titus

Born With A Defect

Christopher Titus - Born With A Defect

Christopher Titus is known for his edgy, confrontational material that pushes the envelope instead of brushing the topic under the carpet. Past topics have included custody battles, mental illness, family suicides, heart attacks, domestic abuse, and his relationship with his judgmental father.






Fresno Filmworks - Fresno's Alternative Film Source

Check the Fresno Filmworks Website for upcoming movies
playing at the Tower Theatre!


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