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Anaheim Arts & Culture

Looking for exciting arts and cultural opportunities in and around Anaheim? You’re in luck. Orange County is bursting with some of the best art, music, dance, theater and history in the country. From intimate performances to large stages and festivals, there’s never a shortage of great places, shows and events to check out. Explore some of the top SoCal cultural venues and arts organizations below.

Downtown Anaheim

Center Street Promenade
~1.6 miles from Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

The downtown arts district is buzzing with boutique shops, seasonal art shows and street fairs that inspire the artist in all of us. The Art Crawl Experience, or ACE, which happens a few times each year, is a popular outdoor indie craft fair that features street artisans, pop-up galleries and brick-and-mortar galleries. It’s a can’t-miss Anaheim experience that’s definitely worth the trip.

Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center

241 South Anaheim Boulevard, Anaheim, CA
~1.7 miles from Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

If you want to learn more about local history, there’s no place better than the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center. The museum’s permanent exhibit, Anaheim: A Walk Through Local History, includes artifacts that belonged to the city’s founders and memorabilia from Disneyland® Resort and other historic locations around the city. The museum also offers a variety of non-permanent exhibits and hosts events that are sure to delight visitors of all ages.

Anaheim Ballet

280 East Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim, CA
~2.1 miles from Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

Anaheim Ballet is a top arts organization in the SoCal area and the resident ballet company of the city. The organization is more than just dance, including a professional performing group, the Anaheim International Dance Festival, a dance school and summer intensive, an educational outreach program for underserved youth in the area and more. AB dancers have been featured on stage screen, and beyond, including on ABC Family’s Bunheads, Fox’s Glee, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and more. Check out the upcoming events when you’re in the area.

City National Grove of Anaheim

2200 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA
~3 miles from Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

With concerts, comedy shows and more, the City National Grove of Anaheim is a top cultural destination in the area. This indoor venue, operated by Nederlander Concerts of Los Angeles, has a capacity of about 1,700. For select concerts, the venue also offers a dining experience and a beautiful bar/lounge for patrons to enjoy. Check out all the upcoming events.

Honda Center

2695 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA
~3.8 miles from Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

While it’s home to the Anaheim Ducks hockey team, the Honda Center is also a top performance venue in the area. The venue is known for hosting some of the biggest names in music and entertainment, including Justin Timberlake, Elton John, Backstreet Boys and so many more.

Orange County Symphony

Various Venues

The Orange County Symphony has been a cultural staple in the area since 1985. The 70-member orchestra has three ensembles—the OC Symphony, the OC Wind Symphony and the OC Symphonic Pops. The organization remains committed to education and has performed classical concerts at parks and various venues throughout Orange County.

Chance Theater

5522 East La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, CA
~12.7 miles from Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

Chance Theater, the official resident theater company of the city, is constantly pushing the envelope with exciting, top-notch theater productions that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The organization has won six Ovation Awards, including two for Best Production of a Musical – Intimate Theater. Arts Orange County has twice named the Chance as “Outstanding Arts Organization.” Be sure to buy tickets and catch a show while you’re here.

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition

Cathedral Cultural Center,  13280 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove, CA
~3.2 miles from Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel 

The iconic ceiling paintings of the Sistine Chapel come to life at the special, one-of-a-kind exhibit through January 11, 2020, only. These reproductions in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition have been created using state-of-the-art technology and allow you to get up close and personal with the art in a way you can’t in the Sistine Chapel itself. Plus, there’s additional background and history to make this a truly exciting exhibit that art and history lovers visiting the Anaheim area won’t want to miss.

Make the Most of Your Trip

Don’t forget, Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is also just a short drive away from other must-see cultural and historic venues, including Musical Theater Orange County (13.8 miles), the Segerstrom Center for the Arts (~14.7 miles), Lyon Air Museum (~14.8 miles), the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum (~15.5 miles), Warner Bros. Studio Tours (~36.4 miles) and much more.

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