Since the Gold Rush brought wealth to the county, entertainment has had a foothold in the region. Names like Mark Twain and Jack London have graced its stages. It hasn’t stopped there either. The extraction of gold may have faded, but the arts have quickly become the new wave that has brought both visitors and residents here. Annual events such as the Sierra Storytelling Festival and Wild and Scenic Film Festival showcase the local talents along with national ones. The towns of Nevada City, Grass Valley, and Truckee are filled with art galleries and local shops displaying artists’ skills. And one of the best ways to really experience the culture of Nevada County is by going to one of the many theatres in our area. Here are some of the more popular theatres of Nevada County.
“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”Oscar Wilde
Not just your normal movie theatre, Onyx is dedicated to bring the very best in film and entertainment. Focused on independent, foreign language, and documentary films, they screen works from underrepresented communities and alternative perspectives.
Miners Foundry Cultural Center
More than a venue, it’s a living historic treasure serving as a cultural arts and community center. A symbol of California’s rich historical heritage, providing an educational and social bridge from their past to the present and future.
With over 155 years under its belt, Nevada Theatre is the oldest, continuously operated theatre venue on the West Coast of the United States. Inside this history filled venue, you’ll find live performances, music, film, and art.
The Center For The Arts
Located in downtown Grass Valley, this isn’t just a single venue but an entire campground that showcases music, dance, theater, film, visual art, comedy, youth arts education, and literature. You’ll find a 492-seat Main Theater, visual arts galleries, classroom space, and a 90 seat black box theater.
A locally owned, family business with two locations in Grass Valley – The Del Oro Theatre and Sutton Cinemas. Each theatre features comfortable seats, friendly staff, and state of the art projection system.
Truckee Community Theatre
A growing non-profit community theater company based out of Truckee, California. They perform up to five main stage productions per season and offer many workshops and camps for all ages.