Did You Know?
Facing yet another delay in its inaugural opening in February 1912, it was reported in the Vallejo Evening Chronicle that theater manager Gus Cohen had requested the contractor place a large sandbox in the center of the hall in which a huge fire would be built to “assist in the drying of the plastered walls and ceiling.”
Getting to the Empress Theatre
In this section you will find directions on how to get to the Empress Theatre in Vallejo California and public transportation options. You can reach our theatre by driving, taking the ferry, or selecting from many public transportation options, including BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit).
Also, in this section you will find useful GPS and mapping tips, parking information, dining options and other information to help you plan your trip.
330 Virginia Street
(This is NOT the mailing address. See Contact Us.)
While you are planning the logistics of your trip, you might want to take a few minutes to get some of the background on the Empress to help make your trip even more enjoyable.
The Empress Theatre restoration is a leading example of the renaissance movement in Vallejo. You can learn more about the history of the Empress over the years and its rebirth as a magnificent cultural focal point in Vallejo in our Empress History and Empress Stories areas on this site. You can even listen to first-hand recollections of The Empress from the words of Eddie Menendez - a 96 year-old newlywed.
If you would like to participate in this rebirth - learn more about how you can get involved in our Empress Community and Get Involved areas.