“The wine-cup is the little silver well,
Where truth, if truth there be, doth dwell”
The Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
The Napa Valley Opera House (NVOH) is a non-profit performing arts organization located in the heart of downtown Napa. Preserving a national historic landmark theater originally constructed in 1879, the NVOH enriches the cultural experience of a diverse community by offering theater, musicals, comedy, film, concerts, education and community events in its upstairs Margrit Mondavi Theater. NVOH is proud to usher in a new era of quality dining and entertainment in partnership with the famed Blue Note Jazz Club, which has outposts in New York, Tokyo and Milan. Blue Note Napa Valley’s new jazz club downstairs at NVOH is scheduled to open in summer of 2016. For more information, visit: www.nvoh.org. A good guide to the ample free parking is found HERE.
The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
2555 Main Street, St. Helena CA 94574 (707) 967-1100
The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone is a dream destination for people who love food and wine. A private culinary educational institution, the CIA’s Napa Valley campus is a 117,000-square-foot stone building known as Greystone Cellars built for William Bowers Bourn II as a cooperative wine cellar in 1889, and was notably owned by the Christian Brothers as a winery from 1945 to 1989. It was used as a winery until its sale to the school in 1993, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.The historic Barrel Room is one of the wine country’s grandest spaces, featuring 2,000-gallon wooden casks, and the Vintners Hall of Fame. This world-renowned college offers degree and certificate programs, as well as classes and Boot Camps for food and wine enthusiasts, campus tours and chef demos, shopping for all things culinary, and dining in the Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant, The Conservatory Restaurant, and The Bakery Café by illy. For more information, visit: www.ciachef.edu/california
The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater
The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater is Napa Valley’s premier performing arts venue, as well as a leading provider of arts education and outreach. Located in the heart of the Napa Valley on the grounds of the historic Veterans Home of California in Yountville, Napa Valley Performing Arts Center is home to Lincoln Theater, a 1,200 seat state-of-the-art performance venue. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.lincolntheater.org, or call 707-944-9900
The Napa Valley boasts a variety of unique indoor and outdoor venues, including:
State-of-the-art theaters, including the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, which had a $26M renovation in 2006, and the Napa Valley Opera House, a modern restaurant/performance venue located in a restored 1880’s landmark theatre.
Wineries, and their barrel rooms, caves, lawns and outdoor stages in the vineyards, including the Robert Mondavi Winery, site of a popular summer concert series, and Clos Pegase, with its petite golden-lit hidden cave theatre. And of course the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone and soon: COPIA!
Castles: The world-famous Castello di Amorosa, a spectacular 121,000 square-foot castle designed to be architecturally faithful to the 12th and 13th centuries. A creation of visionary vintner Dario Sattui, it comes complete with a central courtyard, Great Hall, moat, drawbridge, defensive towers, knight’s chamber, chapel, and torture chamber.
Cinemas, like our partner venue The Cameo Cinema in St. Helena, one of the oldest independently-owned movie theatres in the USA, boasting state-of-the-art digital projection and Dolby Atmos sound – and site of NapaShakes sold out showings of Globe on Screen.
Resorts like Meadowood, with expansive lawns host outdoor musical concerts and Gala parties.
Public spaces, like parks and impromptu stages that pop up all over the Napa Valley
Private homes, the domains of the vintners and arts patrons who open their private residences for intimate performances and receptions
Churches, Schools and auditoriums, for educational and community outreach programming.
See our Sonoma page for venues in Sonoma County.
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