Planning your visit
Is Macario appropriate for children?
Yes! Macario is a beautiful story, perfect for audiences of all ages.
I don’t speak Spanish. Will I enjoy Macario?
Yes! Macario is performed in Spanish, but we provide English supertitles projected above the stage. We recommend that you sit in the rear half of the theater, so as to best be able to appreciate the performance while reading the supertitles.
I don’t know very much about Latino/Chicano culture. Will I enjoy Macario?
Yes! Chicano/Latino theater is a wonderful way to connect to your own culture OR to learn about a culture that is not your own. Welcome to Teatro Visión!
What is Gala Night? Why does it cost $20 more than the other performances?
Gala Night is a celebration of Macario and its cast, crew, and audiences. After the show, you’ll join us for a reception featuring live music and bocaditos by the Burrito Factory. You’ll also have a chance to participate in our silent auction and raffle. All proceeds support Teatro’s operations throughout the year.
I saw Macario last year. Why should I come again this year?
We think of Macario as a Día de los Muertos holiday tradition, like A Christmas Carol
or The Nutcracker
are for Christmas. So if you enjoyed it last year, think about bringing your family members or friends this year – with our new ticket pricing, it’s very affordable
! Also, Macario
is never the same show twice – we’re improving it all the time. This year’s production will feature new choreography by Samuel Cortez, Artistic Director of Los Lupeños de San José
Which ticket price should I choose to pay?
That is really up to you. We recommend our Regular Ticket Price or Full Event Cost, because that helps us to pay for this production and continue to create powerful works of Chicano theater, but you should choose the price that places the right value for YOU on this experience.
Do I get anything extra if I pay the higher ticket prices?
No. Whichever price you choose, you get the same general admission ticket.
I’ve never seen anyone price tickets this way. Why are you doing this?
We’ve never seen anyone price tickets this way, either! Welcome to our experiment! It’s very important to us that Macario is affordable for students, seniors, large families, or anyone on a budget. However, we also need the money from ticket sales to pay our artists; rent rehearsal and performance space; build scenery, props and costumes; and pay all the other costs of putting on a play of this quality and magnitude. So this is our way of opening our doors to everyone, while still encouraging those who are able to show how much they value our work.
Should I buy my tickets in advance or can I buy them at the door?
The box office will be open for on-site ticket sales an hour and a half before show time on every performance date. However, we recommend that you purchase tickets in advance, so as to avoid a line at the box office and to guarantee yourself a seat in the event of a sold out performance.
I’d like to bring a school group to your student matinee. Who should I contact?
Great! Please email Jackie Gamboa
. Hurry – the student matinee fills up fast!
Planning your visit
When should I arrive?
The house opens a half hour before every performance. Because all seating is general admission, we recommend that you arrive early so you have the best choice of seats.
Where should I go to dinner beforehand?
There are several good restaurants in the neighborhood around the Mexican Heritage Plaza. We recommend El Pirrin
(1900 E San Antonio St., San José, CA 95116) and Chalateco
(1694 Alum Rock Ave., San José, CA 95116).
Where should I park?
There are two parking lots attached to the School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza – one off of King Road and the other off of Alum Rock Avenue. Arriving early will also help you find a good parking space.
How do I get there?
The School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza is easy to access from 101 and from 280/680. From 101, get off at the Alum Rock exit and go east on Santa Clara / Alum Rock. The Mexican Heritage Plaza will be on your right, just after you cross King. From 280/680, get off at the King Road exit and go north on King. The Mexican Heritage Plaza will be on your right, just after you cross San Antonio.
Still have questions?