Gallo Center for the Arts

The Gallo Center for the Arts is a state-of-the-art performing arts complex in downtown Modesto. The Gallo Center for the Arts is the focus of arts, entertainment, multicultural programming and social activities for the Central Valley for generations to come. The Gallo Center for the Arts offers four unique programs supporting arts education learning experiences for Region 6 students: Pathways to Creativity, Gallo Center Youth Academy (GCYA), YES Company, and Creation Station Summer Camp. 


Pathways to Creativity 

2019/20 Student Matinee Series - Tickets $5.00

Maddi's Fridge
October 1, 2019

The Big Bad Bullysaurus
October 2, 2019

Children of the Dust Bowl
October 10, 2019

The Rainbow Fish
October 15, 2019

Viva Momix
October 29, 2019

Sugar Skull! A Dia de Los Muertos Musical Adventure
November 5, 2019

The Life and Times of A. Einstein
November 6, 2019

Let's Go Science Show
November 13, 2019

Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus
December 12, 2019
December 13, 2019

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats
January 28, 2020

Llama Llama Live
February 5, 2020

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day
February 18, 2020

Mathemagic
February 25, 2020

Dinosaur World Live
March 10, 2020

Little Women
March 12, 2020

B-The Underwater Bubble Show
March 13, 2020

Doktor Kaboom
April 7, 2020


Gallo Center Youth Academy

The Gallo Center Youth Academy at the Gallo Center for the Arts provides year-round performing arts experiences for youth grades K-6. GCYA features twice weekly, hour-long, sessions exploring acting, musical theater, playwriting, singing, composition and much more. Student performance showcases will be held twice a year (December and May) in the Foster Family Theater for family and friends.


YES Company

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) and the Gallo Center for the Arts have entered into an agreement that will see the performing arts venue assume management responsibilities and artistic direction for YES Company.  Cortney Hurst Betschart, Director of Arts Education for the Gallo Center, and Tiffany Davis, Arts Education Manager, will lead the new venture.

Founded by SCOE in 1992, YES (Youth Entertainment Stage) Company offers a variety of programs that will now be managed by the Gallo Center as part of an expanding, year-round arts education initiative of the performing arts venue.  YES Company’s signature offering is a nine-week summer program that immerses young people grades 7-12 in a pre-professional theater experience. Open auditions lead to an intense rehearsal period and culminate with seven performances of a Broadway-type production over the span of two weekends at the Gallo Center.

The Gallo Center will operate YES Company with partial funding by the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County, which has traditionally furnished support for the organization’s staffing, production and equipment needs, and tuition grants for deserving students.