Ron Gasparinetti’s beautiful set for “Mothers and Sons” (2019). Photo by Steve DiBartolomeo.

City Lights Theater Company is located at:
529 South Second St., San Jose, CA 95112


Please send regular USPS mail to:
PO Box 720640, San Jose, CA 95172

Packages go to:
200 S. 3rd St. #720640, San Jose, CA 95172

Want to reach specific staff members? Visit our staff page.


Office hours are Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday from noon to 4 p.m. Mainstage performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays. Summer musicals also have three 8 p.m. Wednesday performances, and for some shows we add a Saturday matinee.


There is one parking space for the disabled in front of our theater doors. City parking structures, many free with validation from local restaurants, are also nearby. We are unfortunately unable to offer any designated patron parking for the theater.

View a parking map of downtown San Jose to see your options for street or lot spaces. The closest city lot is the First Street and I-280 Lot, under the freeway.

Public transit

Since City Lights enjoys a downtown location, there are several options for taking the VTA light rail or bus to the theater.

For the light rail, you can take the Blue Line or Green Line to the Convention Center station, an at-grade station with the platform located in the median of West San Carlos Street, between Almaden Boulevard and Market Street.

For the bus, you can choose the Frequent Bus, line 66 or 68, or the Rapid Bus (with limited stop services), line 568. There’s a bus stop at Second and William. Learn more about all options at the VTA’s Downtown Transit Guide, or check out the full system map or downtown map.


City Lights Theater is wheelchair-accessible, with two wheelchair seats available at each performance. In addition, patrons who are unable to climb stairs may request a seat reservation in the front row. Restrooms are also accessible, with grab bars and no stairs to climb.

To purchase a wheelchair ticket, simply book the ADA & Companion seats online. If you need ADA parking in front of our glass doors, please note that on your order during check-out, or email or call the box office (408-295-4200). Thank you!

Downtown and the SoFA District

Other nearby merchants and businesses in downtown San Jose include Metro Newspapers, MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, as well as other theater companies such as the San Jose Stage Company and Children’s Musical Theater San Jose. And there are tons of options for dining and sipping. Some of our favorite options include the Orchestria Palm Court restaurant; the SoFA Market, a bustling food hall; Academic Coffee; and the Nirvana Soul cafe.