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Hyprov – Improv Under Hypnosis
Upcoming
CASCADE THEATRE
May 21, 2020
From the minds of improv and comedy legend Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) and Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci comes a brand new, mind-blowing, side-splitting show. Combining hypnosis and improv, these two masters unite for a totally unique comedy experience. Solely crafted from the audience’s uninhibited subconscious, this will be an entirely original and...
Masterworks 4: Ode to Joy – Beethoven’s 250th at Cascade Theatre
Upcoming
CASCADE THEATRE
May 10, 2020
North State Symphony Masterworks 4: Ode to Joy – Beethoven’s 250th at Cascade Theatre Guest Artists: Rebecca Sjöwall, soprano Molly Mahoney, mezzo-soprano Michael Desnoyers, tenor Ben Brady, bass-baritone Shasta College Chorus | Elizabeth Waterbury, Director Simpson University Choirs | Steve Kim, Director About the concert: Concluding the season and Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary celebration is his...
Celtic Woman Celebration
Upcoming
Redding Civic
May 9, 2020
The four fantastic CELTIC WOMAN soloists – Tara McNeill on fiddle and Irish harp who weaves her magic around the spine-tingling voices of Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and Megan Walsh – touch the hearts of a global audience with the centuries-old Irish tradition of telling stories through song: stories of the land, stories of love,...
Dancing With the Stars Live!
Upcoming
Redding Civic
April 2, 2020
ABC’s long running fan favorite show Dancing with the Stars brings the Live Tour back to Redding, promising to be everything you’ve come to expect in with incredible staging, elaborate costumes, cast of professional dancers and stars you’ve come to love throughout the season. DOORS: 6:30PM // SHOW: 7:30PM RESERVED SEATING TICKETS: $49.50 – $72.50...
Viva MOMIX
Showing
CASCADE THEATRE
October 30, 2019
Transporting audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists that has thrilled fans in over 22 countries and has been featured on stage, screen and television. Artistic Director Moses Pendleton combines athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props...
Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka”
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Produced by Jana Pulcini-Leard Directed by Eilyne Tracy Delicious adventures await in Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Filled with pure imagination and featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka...
Cascade Christmas 2019 ~ Elf the Musical
Upcoming
CASCADE THEATRE
November 29, 2019
Redding’s holiday tradition returns in the Cascade Theatre’s annual holiday spectacular. Featuring music, dance and illusion that brings a festive spirit to even the biggest Grinch, take a singing and dancing journey of the holiday in this touching, high-spirited romp for the whole family! Artistic Director: Regina Hope Mancha Director: John Truitt Music Director: Brandon...
MAMMA MIA
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CASCADE THEATRE
June 14, 2019
Directed by John Truitt The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Non-stop laughs, explosive dance numbers and hit music everyone can sing-along to combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit! A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll...
Gypsy
Expired
CASCADE THEATRE
April 25, 2019
Speculated by many to be the greatest of all American musicals, Gypsy tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry, powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoir of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, entitled Gypsy: Memoirs of America’s...
The Princess Bride
Upcoming
CASCADE THEATRE
May 8, 2020
Missing this film would be inconceivable! Heroes. Giants. Villains. Wizards. True Love. – Not just your basic, average, every day, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, ho-hum fairy tale, this beloved family-friendly cult-classic is the perfect, funny, post-modern fairytale. Spend an evening with us scaling the Cliffs of Insanity, Battling Rodents of Unusual Size, and searching for treasure. Rated...
It’s a Wonderful Life
Upcoming
CASCADE THEATRE
December 23, 2019
See this quintessential holiday classic on the big screen as you’ve never seen it! This family favorite film about the wonder of the holiday and the importance of every person finds Clarence (Henry Travers), a lovably bumbling angel, sent to help a desperately frustrated businessman (James Stewart) by showing him what life would have been...
Indigenous Peoples History Day
Showing
Market Street Demonstration Block
October 12, 2019
Join us to celebrate Shasta County’s Indigenous Peoples. There will be a street fair with art, food and info. We will have presentations and documentary films highlighting the resilience of our local Native community.
CASCADE THEATRE
May 11, 2019
The North State Symphony’s season finale showcases Brahms’s most intense, emotionally charged and exuberant final symphony. Beginning the program is Samuel Barber’s unforgettable and heart-wrenching Adagio for Strings, music that is able to convey hope and courage in the face of tragedy. The gold medalist at the 67th Wideman International Piano Competition, Yinuo Wang, will...
A NORTH STATE NEW YEAR’S EVE
Showing
CASCADE THEATRE
December 31, 2018
A NORTH STATE NEW YEAR’S EVE: To welcome in 2019, the North State Symphony is rolling out the Red Carpet (literally) at Redding’s Historic Cascade Theatre! “A North State New Year’s Eve” features a dynamic pops concert with special guests Alpin Hong on piano, and mezzo-soprano Molly Mahoney – plus a party at the theatre and a celebration of downtown Redding!...
The Artisanals
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The Dip
July 11, 2018
“The Artisanals… [bring] to mind the best of Tom Petty and the more fun aspects of Father John Misty and The War on Drugs” – Paste “The Artisanals pull off the neat trick of straddling the line between small-scale touches and anthemic choruses” – PopMatters Who are The Artisanals? :: WATCH THIS :: https://youtu.be/Cj95hb8rjfU About The...
Hyprov – Improv Under Hypnosis
Upcoming
CASCADE THEATRE
May 21, 2020
From the minds of improv and comedy legend Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) and Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci comes a brand new, mind-blowing, side-splitting show. Combining hypnosis and improv, these two masters unite for a totally unique comedy experience. Solely crafted from the audience’s uninhibited subconscious, this will be an entirely original and...
Kathleen Madigan 8 O’Clock Happy Hour Tour
Upcoming
CASCADE THEATRE
April 18, 2020
Described by comedy peer Lewis Black as the “funniest woman in America”, Kathleen Madigan is the winner of the American Comedy Award for Best Female Comedian. She is a favorite on late night talk shows and nationally-syndicated radio shows. A comedy veteran with an enviable career spanning nearly 30 years on the comedy circuit, she...
Lewis Black – It Gets Better Every Day Tour
Upcoming
Redding Civic
March 29, 2020
Known as the king of the rant, LEWIS BLACK uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, politics and...
Masterworks 4: Ode to Joy – Beethoven’s 250th at Cascade Theatre
Upcoming
CASCADE THEATRE
May 10, 2020
North State Symphony Masterworks 4: Ode to Joy – Beethoven’s 250th at Cascade Theatre Guest Artists: Rebecca Sjöwall, soprano Molly Mahoney, mezzo-soprano Michael Desnoyers, tenor Ben Brady, bass-baritone Shasta College Chorus | Elizabeth Waterbury, Director Simpson University Choirs | Steve Kim, Director About the concert: Concluding the season and Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary celebration is his...
Celtic Woman Celebration
Upcoming
Redding Civic
May 9, 2020
The four fantastic CELTIC WOMAN soloists – Tara McNeill on fiddle and Irish harp who weaves her magic around the spine-tingling voices of Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and Megan Walsh – touch the hearts of a global audience with the centuries-old Irish tradition of telling stories through song: stories of the land, stories of love,...
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Upcoming
CASCADE THEATRE
March 8, 2020
Fourteen-time GRAMMY-winner Ricky Skaggs’ career took off with TV appearances at the age of 7. By age 15 he was touring with some of the biggest country bands. His life’s path has taken him to various musical genres while still leaving his musical roots intact. The Country Music Hall Of Famer and bluegrass wunderkind is...
AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
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CASCADE THEATRE
April 24, 2019
A Movie, A Party, An Experience!Party at 6:00pm, Film at 7:30pmWhere were you in ’62? It’s a sock-hop of nostalgia and muscle cars when “American Graffiti” roars onto the Cascade Theatre’s big screen during Kool April Nights. Bring your babe or beau for live music, dancing, themed drinks, a jewelry giveaway donated by Devons Jewelers...
Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night – matinee show
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June 10, 2018
Shasta County Arts Council presents a Redding Cultural District project: Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night. One of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies comes to Redding this summer. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket to the Park (next to the Sundial Bridge) and prepare to laugh and ponder the wonders of falling in love!...
Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night
Expired
June 9, 2018
Shasta County Arts Council presents a Redding Cultural District project: Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night. One of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies comes to Redding this summer. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket to the Park (next to the Sundial Bridge) and prepare to laugh and ponder the wonders of falling in love!...
The Princess Bride
Upcoming
CASCADE THEATRE
May 8, 2020
Missing this film would be inconceivable! Heroes. Giants. Villains. Wizards. True Love. – Not just your basic, average, every day, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, ho-hum fairy tale, this beloved family-friendly cult-classic is the perfect, funny, post-modern fairytale. Spend an evening with us scaling the Cliffs of Insanity, Battling Rodents of Unusual Size, and searching for treasure. Rated...
B: The Underwater Bubble Show
Upcoming
CASCADE THEATRE
March 4, 2020
A visually stunning cirque-style show, “B” is a fairytale blend of drama, mime, dance, puppetry, juggling, contortionism, sand art and magic. Colorful costumes, bright effects—and millions upon millions of bubbles large and small—make this a one-of-a-kind, interactive experience for the whole family.
Cirque Mechanics
Upcoming
CASCADE THEATRE
February 11, 2020
Part mechanical invention, part high-flying circus, Cirque Mechanics’ new show plays tribute to the lore of the circuses of the 1800’s. Acrobatics, aerialists, mechanical marvels, and a bit of clowning around–step right up to Cirque Mechanics’ world of gears and canvas, pulleys and sawdust for a night the New York Times calls “engrossingly entertaining,” the...
Indigenous Peoples History Day
Showing
Market Street Demonstration Block
October 12, 2019
Join us to celebrate Shasta County’s Indigenous Peoples. There will be a street fair with art, food and info. We will have presentations and documentary films highlighting the resilience of our local Native community.
Sundial Music Festival 2019
Showing
Riverfront Amphitheater
June 21, 2019
Sundial Music Festival & Nor-Cal Jazz Festival come together for this special event at the Riverfront Amphitheater (next to Redding Civic Auditorium) on Summer Solstice (the only day of the year our Sundial Bridge is actually a sundial)! LINE UP- first act World Jazz (Dunsmuir) 6:15 – 7:10- Allison Scull and Victor Martin – with drummer Kenji Kato...
HOPS & SHOPS
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SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
February 23, 2019
Experience downtown Redding like never before! Merchants welcome the community through their doors to explore what shopping local is all about. Sample regional craft beers from microbreweries; each of whom will be sampling ales inside downtown shops. Receive a walking map of participating locations, sampling glass and custom re-usable bag. Rain or shine event. Event...
Halloween w/ DJ Jake Easy
Showing
The Dip
October 31, 2019
9PM | FREE | 21+ w/ Valid ID Come party with The Dip and Jake Fontana (DJ Jake Easy) Halloween Night! *NO MASK or FULL FACE MAKE UP **MUST BE 21+ WITH A VALID ID TO ENTER
Indigenous Peoples History Day
Showing
Market Street Demonstration Block
October 12, 2019
Join us to celebrate Shasta County’s Indigenous Peoples. There will be a street fair with art, food and info. We will have presentations and documentary films highlighting the resilience of our local Native community.
Secret Neighbors – opening reception
Showing
SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
August 2, 2019
When one from Redding wants to see Contemporary Art, they make the 3-4 hour drive to the Bay Area to the galleries and museums there. I doubt that they would think to drive an hour in the opposite direction up I-5 to the mountains of Siskiyou County. Surprisingly though they could encounter a selection of...
Masterworks 4: Ode to Joy – Beethoven’s 250th at Cascade Theatre
Upcoming
CASCADE THEATRE
May 10, 2020
North State Symphony Masterworks 4: Ode to Joy – Beethoven’s 250th at Cascade Theatre Guest Artists: Rebecca Sjöwall, soprano Molly Mahoney, mezzo-soprano Michael Desnoyers, tenor Ben Brady, bass-baritone Shasta College Chorus | Elizabeth Waterbury, Director Simpson University Choirs | Steve Kim, Director About the concert: Concluding the season and Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary celebration is his...
Fitz & The Tantrums
Upcoming
Redding Civic
March 12, 2020
Fitz and The Tantrums are an American indie pop and neo soul band from Los Angeles that formed in 2008. The band consists of Michael Fitzpatrick (lead vocals), Noelle Scaggs (co-lead vocals and percussion), James King (saxophone, flute, keyboard, percussion and guitar), Joseph Karnes (bass guitar), Jeremy Ruzumna (keyboards) and John Wicks (drums and percussion)....
Buddy Guy
Upcoming
CASCADE THEATRE
March 5, 2020
With 8 GRAMMYs, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, legendary American blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy returns to the Cascade. Steeped in the Chicago blues while embracing the flash of rock & roll, his fiery playing the Chicago Tribune calls alternately “blistering” and played...
Redding Health Expo 2020
Upcoming
Redding Civic
January 4, 2020
Presented by Dignity Health, the Redding Health Expo offers an in-person experience to come and meet over 100+ vendors that represent the very best of the Northstate in Health, Wellness, Nutrition, Fitness, Medicine, and so much more! There will be a giveaway of prizes, raffles, and engaging activities for the whole family including multiple performances...
Christmas Pub Quiz at The Dip
Upcoming
The Dip
December 18, 2019
Grab a pint and some friends and join us for our 4th Annual Christmas Pub Quiz with guest host, Luke Manwaring! Teams of 6 (Maximum) Trivia starts at 7:30pm ** Please arrive early to reserve a spot for your team! ** Space is very limited! See you there!
The Price is Right Live – On Stage
Upcoming
Redding Civic
November 29, 2019
The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and “Come On Down” to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games just like on television’s longest running and most popular game show…from Plinko™ to Cliffhangers™...
Wizdum//Hip Hop//Dance
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The Brasserie
July 26, 2019
Live Hip-hop & dance music two nights in a row, downtown Redding. On tour from the midwest, Wizdum stops at The Brasserie Friday, July 26th and Brew Craft Coffee Saturday, July 27th. DJ music by spiritualeyes. Genre bending music & spoken word Poetic Ink Matt Balane, hip hop by Mr Grinch, and more TBA Doors...
Hope Is Alive! Open Mic Night
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SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
February 22, 2019
Has creating music, rhymes or poetry given you light in dark times? Or shed light on a hidden struggle? Then come celebrate how art heals. Spoken word artists, poets, rappers, country/western singers, dancers, any and all performers are welcome! Hope Is Alive! is not a talent show. First timers are encouraged to take to the...
Seeds of Regrowth Opening Reception & Art Walk
Showing
October 12, 2019
ART from the ashes Seeds of Regrowth Exhibition features over 90 works of art created by California based artists predominately from Shasta County, group installations and collaborative projects from U-Prep and Enterprise High School students. All individual works incorporate materials reclaimed from fire-site locations or are inspired by imagery in the aftermath of the Carr...
Secret Neighbors – opening reception
Showing
SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
August 2, 2019
When one from Redding wants to see Contemporary Art, they make the 3-4 hour drive to the Bay Area to the galleries and museums there. I doubt that they would think to drive an hour in the opposite direction up I-5 to the mountains of Siskiyou County. Surprisingly though they could encounter a selection of...
Sensory Hour at the Museum
Showing
TURTLE BAY EXPLORATION PARK
July 27, 2019
Join us for Sensory Hour at the Museum, a FREE access program for children on the Autism spectrum, taking place Saturday, July 27, 9am-10am. The Musem lights will be dimmed, creating a quiet and a relaxed atmosphere. Our goal is to provide a comfortable environment for children to explore the Museum with a variety of...
Redding Health Expo 2020
Upcoming
Redding Civic
January 4, 2020
Presented by Dignity Health, the Redding Health Expo offers an in-person experience to come and meet over 100+ vendors that represent the very best of the Northstate in Health, Wellness, Nutrition, Fitness, Medicine, and so much more! There will be a giveaway of prizes, raffles, and engaging activities for the whole family including multiple performances...
Citizen Journalism
Showing
SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
October 5, 2019
Let’s face it, access to local news in Shasta County is changing and a new breed of coverage is evolving. Award winning journalist Lisa Loving, author of ‘Street Journalist: Understand & Report News in Your Community’ will help you learn how to sort through your ideas, research them, and then put them into a format...
Summer Sewing Camp
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Redding Fashion Alliance
June 10, 2019
Join us for our Summer Sewing Camp Monday-Thursday 9:00am – 12:00pm 1698 Market Street Redding, Ca 96001 Open all all students 7-17 Cost includes a snack and drink. Fabric and notions not included. Beginning – Advanced Sewers Welcome. Session 1: June 10-13 Session 2: June 17-20 Session 3: June 24-27 Session 4: July 8-11 Session...
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How can Redding benefit from California Cultural District designation?
Re-develop. Re-connect. Re-invent.
Revitalize Downtown

The District's marketing and branding plan will cast vision and help to draw night-time activity, farmer's markets, concerts, events, arts training and enterprise to the Downtown core. These activities will assist in a walkable, bikeable environment. Wayfinding signage, bicycle paths and active store fronts will slow down traffic, which will help downtown businesses and increase pedestrian traffic.

Cultural Tourism

It will increase overnight stays in Redding thus bumping up our Transient Occupancy Tax to local government and traffic to local business. It will also enhance our downtown residents' lives and well-being with anticipated redevelopment. Major music acts frequent Redding as an overnight on the way to the Bay Area or Los Angeles from Portland or Seattle. Our theater community is poised to become yet another theatrical attraction on I-5 as we are just two hours south of Ashland, Oregon, renowned for its Shakespeare Theater Festival and we have a vibrant local scene with world-class theater structures.

Improve Living Conditions

The District designation will assist with affordable housing for artists and creatives and induce further creation of affordable live-work spaces. Several low-income housing units exist and residents are looking forward to an improved life downtown, one that includes fresh food options, more to do after 6pm, a safer environment due to increased pedestrian traffic, improved infrastructure like lighting and sidewalks and attention to blight.

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