The jewel of Central California, the Saroyan Theatre distinguishes itself with unparalleled elegance and luxurious seating and has hosted some of the world’s most renowned performers during its rich history. The Saroyan Theatre is Fresno’s premier cultural arts destination and home to the area’s leading performing arts groups, including the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra, Fresno Grand Opera, Broadway in Fresno, Valley Performing Arts Council and Lively Arts Foundation. The theatre also hosts a variety of comedy shows, concerts, family entertainment and community events.

This historic 2,353-seat performing arts theatre recently underwent an extensive renovation, including beautiful front-of-house enhancements to the main lobby and VIP Lounge, as well as back-of-house upgrades with five state-of-the-art dressing rooms and star rooms, chorus rooms, production offices and a green room with built-in bar and leather furniture – all while retaining the old-world charm of this iconic and elegant theatre named after Fresno’s own acclaimed Oscar and Pulitzer Prize winning author. The theatre features a VIP lounge off the main lobby and offers an enormous selection of superb snacks, cocktails, and desserts catered by Pardini’s Catering & Banquets – all of which can be pre-ordered prior to the show and ready at intermission. The Saroyan Theatre welcomes every performer and invites patrons to experience live entertainment in a grand style.

For special assistance and wheelchair accessible seats please contact our Main Line (559) 445-8100 Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm.

“We look forward to being back in the Saroyan Theatre next year!  Loved the venue!"

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Saroyan VIP Lounge is a spacious, sunken lobby
with a service bar that can accommodate private
parties with up to 240 guests. Perfect for
pre and post event receptions.


  • Continental style seating with Balcony - 2,359 
  • Orchestra Level - 1,435 
  • Balcony Seating - 924
    - Upper Balcony - 612
    - Lower Balcony - 312
  • Ample parking
  • Exhibit Booth Formations
    - 38 - 10'x10' Booths
    - 43 - 8'x10' Booths
    - 48 - 8'x8' Booths

  • Cultural events
  • Dance and Cheer competitions
  • Graduations
  • Broadway
  • Philharmonic
  • Comedy
  • Opera
  • Dance Recitals
  • Conferences, Meetings
  • Lobby area can be used for a variety of
  • Exhibit Booth Formations

Saroyan Theatre Address:
730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721