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

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

October 9, 2015 - 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.


Fresno Filmworks Movie: The Great Man

Filmworks presents the French drama “The Great Man” at the historic Tower Theatre. The movie depicts the stresses of war and immigration on two Foreign Legion soldiers, one a citizen and the other an undocumented immigrant. Advance tickets cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors, and they can be purchased by check or cash at the Tower Theatre box office. Language in French and Chechen, with English subtitles.

107 minutes, Not Rated.





October 16, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.


Fresno Grand Opera Presents: Opera Remix

            Event Schedule:

6:00pm – Party with food and drinks

7:30pm – Concert

9:30pm – Open mic after party with cast


Opera Remix: Music & Verse is a unique live performance combining opera and slam poetry featuring the Central Valley premiere of Philip Glass’ chamber opera Hydrogen Jukebox and performances of original poetry by Modesto-based poets.





October 19, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Lounge & Doors Open - 6:00 p.m.


Tina Marie

Master Hypnotist


Tina Marie - Master Hypnotist

Advanced knowledge in the field of hypnosis, and gifted with natural talent. Tina Marie excels in her ability to intuitively read a crowd. She creates outrageous fun that leaves positive lasting memories with her loyal fans year after year.

Mature Audience 18 and over.





October 24, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.
Seating - 6:00 p.m.


MOTO 7 - The Movie

MOTO 7 The Movie rewrites the moto playbook, with the biggest jumps, the gnarliest tracks, and some of the most remote locations a motorcycle has ever touched. Starring: Blake Baggett, Ken Roczen, Billy Laninovich, Tom Parsons, Kris Foster, Ronnie Renner, Colton Haaker, Anthony Rodriguez, Ryan Sipes, Justin Sipes, Justin Barcia, Adam Enticknap, and more!




October 30, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Lounge for drinks and seating: 7 p.m.


CD Release Party

with opening band

The Flying Sorcerers


Heavy Foot CD Release Party

HeavyFoot consists of Chris Lunday on guitar and vocals, T.C. Collins on guitar and vocals, Sid Dodd on bass and Larry Melcher on drums. Their southern rock influence is evident in their debut EP "Lift" and new CD release "No Waiting On Tomorrow".  They are quickly making a name for themselves by playing with great bands like Fuel, Everclear, Michael Schenker, and Gamma....among others.


The Flying Sorcerers

The Flying Sorcerers

The Flying Sorcerers is a band made up of well respected Fresno area musicians that plays a style of original rock music that is at once hard-hitting and melodic. Reminiscent of the progressive hard rock bands of the 1970s Flying Sorcerers conjure images of a bygone age of creative and innovative music that has come to be known as "Classic Rock"





November 4, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.


Ralphie May - Unruly Tour

Little compares to the amount of exposure Ralphie May received when Netflix exclusively launched his new comedy special “Unruly” on Februrary 27th, at the same time it released the new season of “House of Cards.”  “That’s the biggest launch in Netflix history,” May said.




November 6, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.


Glenda Jackson - Signs and Wonders

Watch the Promo Video on You Tube





November 7, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.


Jazz Fusion Group Hiroshima

Hiroshima is a groundbreaking American jazz fusion/smooth jazz/Asian-American jazz band formed in 1974 by Sansei Japanese American Dan Kuramoto (wind instruments and band leader), Peter Hata (guitar), June Kuramoto (koto), Johnny Mori (percussion and taiko), Dave Iwataki (keyboards) and Danny Yamamoto (drums).


Named for the Japanese city of Hiroshima, the band is best known for the fusing of Japanese music and other forms of world music into its playing. Its early  jazz-pop R&B Funk sound gave the group a huge following among the African American community and regarded as musical pioneers among the Asian American and Japanese American community.





November 21, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Lounge & Seating - 7 p.m.




Heavy Metal Group London

LONDON is an American Heavy Metal band, based out of Hollywood, California, founded by NIKKI SIXX of MOTEL CRÜE with legendary members including  BLACKIE LAWLESS of WASP, NIKKI SIXX of MOTLEY CRÜE,  STEVEN ADLER, SLASH and IZZY STRADLIN who are the 3 original members of GUNS N’ ROSES.





December 5, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Lounge for drinks and seating: 7 p.m.


Adam Corolla


Adam Corolla

The comedian, actor, television host, podcast king, and New York Times bestselling author of President Me, Not Taco Bell Material, and In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks now lays down the law on the plight of the modern parent.





December 8, 2015 - 3:00 p.m.


Dweezil Zappa
Guitar Masterclass

Dweezilla on the Road

Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass

For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa.

“I’m excited to present an opportunity to share thoughts on my approach to guitar with students of all levels before each show on tour.”





December 8, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.



40th Anniversary of
One Size Fits All

Zappa Plays Zappa - 40th Anniversary of One Size Fits All

In 2012 Dweezil redefined Zappa Plays Zappa mission as a band and sculpted it into the current 6 piece configuration he takes on tour. This fine assortment of hand picked musicians all have their own unique qualifications but it’s their dedication to preserving and performing the detailed music of Frank Zappa that unites them and thrills audiences across the globe.





December 12, 2015- 8:00 p.m.
Doors open 7 p.m.


The Fab Four


THE FAB FOUR - The Ultimate Beatles Experience

The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics such as “Can't Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude,” the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.





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


Dave Mason’s
Traffic Jam


Dave Mason's Traffic Jam

Take a journey back to the greatest days of rock with Dave Mason’s sight and sound experience,Traffic Jam.  Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason for an evening of music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic and the works that launched his successful solo career.


The Dave Mason VIP Experience includes:


  • Meet and Greet with Dave Mason at Sound Check
  • Color 8 x 10 photo or Official Tour Book
  • Exclusive VIP laminate pass
  • One merchandise item from merchandise table (to be determined on show day, based on availability)
  • A Personalized Autographed Photo AND your picture taken with Dave





February 4, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:30 p.m.


Rising Stars of the Metropolitan Opera


Rising Stars of the Metropolitan Opera

For more than 125 years, the Metropolitan Opera in New York City has been the artistic home of the greatest singers in the world.  But the Met is also the launching pad for the opera stars of the future.  Some of today’s leading artists got their first big break by winning the company's national auditions, as members of the young artist program, or by catching the attention of the Met talent scouts.





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.





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


Y&T Concert & Guitar Raffle with the Appletones

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






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