New California Pops Orchestra Performance Venue!
Smithwick Theatre

Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA

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    From Morgan Hill/South San Jose/Los Gatos/Saratoga:
  • Take 101 North to I280 North
  • Exit South El Monte Road/Moody Rd go approx .7 miles
  • Foothill College is on the right. Enter using Perimeter/Campus Loop Road.
  • Park in Lots 5 or 6
  • Follow the Foot paths signs to Smithwick Theater
    From Santa Cruz:
  • Take 17 North (San Jose/Oakland)
  • Take 85 N (Mountain View)
  • Take 280 N (San Francisco)
  • Exit South El Monte Road/Moody Rd go west approx .7 miles
  • Foothill College is on the right. Enter using Perimeter/Campus Loop Road.
  • Drive right around the campus to the west side.
  • Park in Lots 5 or 6
  • Follow the Foot paths signs to Smithwick Theater
    From Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View:
  • Take 280 South (San Jose) towards Los Altos Hills.
  • Exit South El Monte Road/Moody Rd go west approx .7 miles
  • Foothill College is on the right. Enter using Perimeter/Campus Loop Road.
  • Drive right around the campus to the west side.
  • Park in Lots 5 or 6
  • Follow the Foot paths signs to Smithwick Theater
    Theater Information
  • Seats 940 on the Orchestra floor.
  • Restrooms outside. Womens on west side of the theater with men's on the east side. Additional bathrooms are open at the building across the theatre patio.
  • While limited to 4 wheelchair seats there is plenty of Handicap parking slots in Lot 5.
  • Special "drop off" area for those coming by buses or need special wheelchair/handicap (no step) access leading directly to the theatre entrance.
  • Please, No flash cameras, video or audio recording devises allowed.

Parking Information:
There are 2 FREE parking for the California Pops lots 5 & 6 on the west end of Foothill campus. See below map. The Lot 5 is level - no hills with approximately 300 spaces and great flat path to Smithwick Theater. Lot 6 has a path that starts with a 30-40 pace incline. Click here for a 1.6mb PDF directions, campus map with satellite view and parking information.

Bus drop-off & parking: Buses may unload passengers using the campus center utility road (handicap accessible). This utility road is narrow and shared by the Police Department and Paramedics. Due to this and traffic control individual cars may not utilize this drive way and buses are not allowed to park on this road. No exceptions. Easiest & largest parking area for buses is at lot 6. See below map. Group coordinators will receive a detailed map with photos of the drop off area. Click here for bus driver instructions to the theater drop-off area and parking (a 1.9mb PDF).

Visitor Information

Late Seating Policy

If you arrive late please do not enter the dark theatre. Wait in the lobby and listen for the end of the music selection. The ushers seated at the top row will assist seating late folks between selections.

Children

Children are always welcome to concerts and on special occasion can be invited to join musicians on stage. However, audience and orchestra members appreciate that parents or chaperone's take a "time out" to care for their children so to not disrupt other guests. If necessary please temporarily excuse yourself to the lobby with the child in tow to provide immediate attention, guidance and a little playtime.

Cellphones & Pagers

The California Pops Concerts is in a "Cell-Free Zone." For the comfort of others, please turn off all cell phones upon entering the theatre's seating area. Set pagers to silent vibrate mode (the happy zone). Please attend to your pages in the lobby area.

Non-Affiliation

The California Pops Orchestra is an independent Non-Profit Corporation promoting performing arts and music education. The Pops has no affiliation with or positions on policies of the facilities we rent.


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