For never was a story of more woe...

Added THU, SEP 8TH 2016

Experience Romeo & Juliet
in a whole new way!

Romeo & Juliet at Villa Montalvo


"Unlike anything you'll see on Broadway" —SF Weekly

This October, you can walk in the footsteps of the most famous lovers of all time when you experience Romeo & Juliet at Villa Montalvo—an immersive performance of the classic story that you won't want to miss!

As the tale of star-crossed lovers unfolds on our majestic grounds, visitors will be immersed in a 360-degree sphere of performance. Audiences will be on their feet, following the action from location to location as celebrated Bay Area theatre troupe We Players blurs the boundaries between viewer and actor, history and the present moment. It's a truly unique way to watch this Shakespearean classic.

You'll have seven opportunities to see the production: opening night on Thursday, October 6; Friday, October 7; Sunday, October 9 (matinee or evening); Thursday, October 13; and Sunday, October 16 (matinee or evening).

Purchase a boxed lunch/dinner to enjoy up to one hour before each performance as you mingle on the Great Lawn with a glass of wine and meet your fellow audience members. Boxes are just $15 and offer delicious, freshly packaged meals and your choice of cookies or chips—all prepared by Modern Taste Catering.

Click the button below to buy tickets online, or call the box office at 408-961-5858, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.

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September 8, 2016

Montalvo is a member-supported
non-profit organization
dedicated to the arts.

Last chance:
Food & Wine

Food & Wine Classic 2016

The countdown is on to Sunday's Food & Wine Classic, and although VIP packages have sold out, a few Classic tickets remain! This fabulous event features some of the best restaurants and wineries in the Bay Area, astonishing auction packages, and a new tasting experience called Desserts at Dusk.

Fabulous Live Auction Items
—Seven priceless packages, including a Champagne and caviar tasting; a "Vine to Table" dinner; a penthouse San Jose Sharks experience, and more.

Luxurious Silent Auction Items—More than 40 spectacular silent auction items, including exclusive wine lots, winery and restaurant experiences, sports packages, a private car museum tour, and more.

Gorgeous Chance Drawing—The winner of this drawing will receive a beautiful pair of 18k white gold Joe Escobar diamond pavé hoop earrings.


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Thinking about the holidays:
Montalvo is perfect for your corporate event

Whether you’re planning an intimate luncheon or a lively event with dinner, dancing and casino games, Montalvo Arts Center can accommodate your event beautifully. Your guests will enjoy the historic Villa, the Spanish Courtyard, and the verandas overlooking the Great Lawn. The Oval Garden and the new Garden Terrace may also be used for larger groups (tenting is available). Our intimate Carriage House Theatre with seating for 300 can also be used for headliner entertainment during your event. You could host an intimate concert or comedian after dinner and return to the Villa for dessert and dancing.

Montalvo is five minutes from Hwy 17 and Hwy 85; 10 minutes from 280; and 20 minutes from downtown San Jose. We have an exemplary list of caterers and preferred vendors and our event team will help you with advanced planning and be on-site the night of the event.

For more information, please call Kathleen at 408-961-5856 or email


at a glance:

Sun, September 11, 4:30pm
Food & Wine Classic 2016

Mon, September 19, 4pm
Artists Connect

Thu, September 22, 8pm
Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman

Sun, September 25, 6pm
Steinbeisser's Experimental Gastronomy 

Wed, September 28, 8pm
Far East of Eden with Karen Finley & Bruce Yonemoto 

Thu, October 6, 5pm
We Players presents Romeo & Juliet at Villa Montalvo

Fri, October 7, 5pm
We Players presents Romeo & Juliet at Villa Montalvo

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Photo credits: Tina Case Photography / NZ / Bahara Emami