In Reno Tahoe you can spend the whole day at the lake and make it back to the heart of Reno in time to watch an off-Broadway play, visit a small comedy club or listen to an orchestra at one of the city’s many theaters and concert venues.
The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra is Northern Nevada’s largest performing arts organization, with performances for all tastes from classical to pop. Made up of more than 60 musicians, the orchestra performs more than 30 concerts each year throughout Reno, Lake Tahoe and Carson Valley. Some of their most popular annual events include Spirit of the Season, Pops on the River, Broadway on the Beach and Pops at the Ranch.
The A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is the resident ballet company of the Pioneer Center for Performing Arts, and highlights principal dancers from around the United States, as well as local and regional dancers and performers. Enjoy classics such as Swan Lake and the Nutcracker, and an array of contemporary productions.
The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts hosts several Broadway productions each season. The 2019-20 season includes shows such as A Christmas Story, Jersey Boys, An American in Paris, Waitress and more. As you can see, there’s something for every type of audience!
In addition to the Reno Chamber Orchestra’s regular season performances, it also presents the annual Nevada Chamber Music Festival, featuring some of the finest musicians in the world. During the regular season, audiences can enjoy internationally-acclaimed musicians led by renowned conductor, Maestro Kuchar.
The University of Nevada, Reno brings an eclectic mix of performing arts to the city during the school year. Nightingale Music Hall, located inside the Church Fine Arts building, is home to annual festivals as well as special performances. A yearly favorite is the Reno Jazz Festival which brings talented students and renowned professional artists to perform their best classic and contemporary jazz compositions.