PRESENTERS, 3Below Theaters
A dynamic entertainment destination, 3Below Theaters & Café serves as another jewel in San Jose’s crown for accessible, quality, “third place” experiences. By creating a space that is inviting, intriguing, and includes a myriad of programs, Guggenheim Entertainment invigorates this Downtown San Jose gem and gives visitors a unique experience from the moment they walk into the facility. When guests exit the three fully themed theaters and head into the creatively-themed lobby, they are greeted by caring and capable staff and find themselves always impressed by the commitment to ensure quality customer service for every aspect of the venue.
Key to keeping this exciting destination operational is a well-designed program plan that serves not just 3Below's resident companies but the communities served by quality, year-round programming. Today and every day, work continues to keep these organizations solvent so they can continue to serve 3Below and its three auditoriums. Our resident companies with their combined hundreds of professional artists, amateur aspiring artists, and volunteers - all are dedicated to entertain, inspire, and serve our community.
San Jose Playhouse presents a professional employing an average of fifty AEA actors and stage managers per year for up to seven 5-week runs of midsize classic and original musicals. Holiday Clubhouse, San Jose Playhouse's Resident Artist Program, offers a series of smaller, holiday musicals for youth and families. SJPlayhouse also offers classes for all ages, community engagement programs, and a monthly cabaret series featuring talented vocal artists as well as live music, Broadway karaoke, and family game nights.
Guggenheim Entertainment curates year-round presentation of new, independent, art, and documentary film at 3Below. GE is also responsible for the highly successful, interactive cinema events including sing-alongs, quote-alongs, Slapstick Sundays, and more.
ComedySportz is the Silicon Valley's longest running show with over 7,000 performances where two teams of players compete in an improv match for laughs and points, with a referee getting suggestions from the audience and calling fouls. Each show is different, with different players, different games, and different audiences supplying new suggestions. The fans judge the scenes, and decide the winners and losers. If you like TV’s Whose Line Is It Anyway, you’ll love ComedySportz! ComedySportz also offers weekly improvisation classes at all levels.
Cinequest offers a two-week festival at 3Below bringing hundreds of new films to San Jose. Cinequest fuses innovation with the arts to empower great creations and to connect audiences, youth, artists, and innovators with these creations and with each other—forging community, joy, and our future. Set in Silicon Valley, Cinequest’s uniqueness, impact, and legacy result from applying this powerful integration of creativity, technology, and community to inspire and transform lives. Cinequest does this through the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival, Mavericks Studio, and Picture The Possibilities youth services. For more information please visit their website.