Saroyan Theatre and Selland ArenaThe Saroyan Theatre and Selland Arena are both part of the Fresno Convention and Entertainment center which consists of 5 separate buildings.
The other 3 buildings are the Valdez Hall, exhibit hall and conference center. The Saroyan theatre is really a beautiful theatre, one built with superb acoustics perfect for ballet, concerts and plays. It is home to the Fresno Ballet, Fresno Philharmonic and host to the Broadway Across America.
Selland Arena has a seating capacity of over 11,000 and hosts concerts, sports events and family shows throughout the year. The 2005 season for the Fresno Ballet, Fresno Philharmonic, Broadway Across America and the Fresno Grand Opera are as follows:
Rock Ballet February 3-5,10-12, 2005
Cinderella April 16-17, 2005
Bach, Beethoven & Brahms Jan 22 & 23, 2005
Leonard Nimoy Narrates (Mr. Nimoy will do narration for Kodaly's Dances of Galanta and Stravinsky's L'Histoire fu Soldat (The Soldier's Tale). March 5-6, 2005
Babayan Plays Brahms April 16 & 17, 2005
Music of Russia May 14 & 15, 2005
Broadway Across America 2005 Schedule (Saroyan Theatre) Lord Of The Dance Jan. 13-14, 2005
The Full Monty Feb 22-23, 2005
42nd Street Mar. 29-30, 2005
Pagliacci/ Gianni Schicchi with the Fresno Philharmonic and The Opera Chorus Friday, January 28, 2005 - 7:30PM, Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 2:30PM (Saroyan Theatre)
Placido Domingo Saturday, April 9, 2005, 7:30PM (Selland Arena)
Turandot with the Fresno Philharmonic and The Opera Chorus Friday, May 6, 2005 - 7:30PM, Sunday, May 8, 2005 - 2:30PM (Saroyan Theatre)
Tickets for events at the Saroyan Theatre and Selland Arena may be purchased at ticketmaster.com. The theatre and arena are located at 700 M Street, Fresno CA 93721. Phone: 559.621.4700.
Here are driving directions to Saroyan Theatre and Selland Arena:
Heading South on Highway 99 South: Take the Ventura/Kings Canyon exit, east approx. 7/10 mi., turn left onto "O" St. to the parking lot entrance.
Heading North on Highway 99: Merge onto Fwy 41 north, use Van Ness exit (Civic Center), turn left onto Van Ness Ave., then right onto Ventura St., turn left onto "O" St. to the parking lot entrance.
Bring $7 cash for event parking.