Saroyan Theatre

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 2,351-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 eight state-of-the-art dressing rooms and star rooms, two chorus rooms, two 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.

Recent Upgrade to a State of the Art Listen Technology Assistive Listening Device System

The Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center is proud to announce a recent upgrade to a state of the art Listen Technology Assistive Listening Device System (ALD) in Saroyan Theatre. The upgraded ALD system will give hearing-impaired audiences the opportunity to experience Saroyan Theatre like never before.  This system will allow up to 92 patrons the ability to use these receivers during any event held in Saroyan Theatre.

For a list of frequently asked questions regarding our Assistive Listening Device Systems, please click here.

*Assisted Listening Devices available upon request, free of charge, with any of our ushers.


  • Continental style seating with Balcony – 2,351
  • Orchestra Level – 1,427
  • Balcony Seating – 924
    • Upper Balcony – 612
    • Lower Balcony – 312
  • Orchestra Pit – 60 additional seats
  • Ample parking
  • Exhibit Booth Formations
    • 38 – 10’x10′ Booths
    • 43 – 8’x10′ Booths
    • 48 – 8’x8′ Booths


Saroyan Theatre
730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721


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

Box office open Thursday 12p-5p this week and also 530p-930p on Saturday