Friends of the Vallejo

Community Arts Foundation


Built in 1911 by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, The Empress Theatre is a historical landmark in the heart of downtown Vallejo, California. The Empress Theatre is operated by the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation (VCAF), a non-profit corporation, which reopened the theatre in 1991. Historic Theatres are the legacy of visionary showmen who build them showcasing entertainment that was uniquely American. When a community’s residents become collectively invested in historically important buildings, there is a clear pride of place that follows.

The Empress Theatre programming includes jazz, comedy, symphonic music, opera, films, dance, and more!

VCAF Donations

Support the arts in Vallejo. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support!

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