Music, Performing Arts & Culinary
The Reno Philharmonic Association is the largest performing arts organization in the region, with over 60 professional musicians under the leadership of Music Director Laura Jackson. They perform in Reno, Carson Valley, and the Lake Tahoe region in various outdoor and indoor venues. Reaching over 70,000 people each year, the orchestra presents more than 25 concert performances throughout the year, some free for the community.
Reno Pops Orchestra
The Reno Pops is an all volunteer community orchestra committed to providing the opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to be inspired by live orchestral music. The Reno Pops is comprised of students and adults of all ages.
Reno Jazz Orchestra
Performing regularly around Reno and Sparks, the Reno Jazz Orchestra (RJO) works to create a greater appreciation of jazz in northern Nevada by providing world class big band performances and by promoting jazz education in the middle schools, high schools, and colleges.
Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
This center serves as the premier performing arts venue for the Reno metropolitan area. An evening at the center may include the Reno Philharmonic, Nevada Opera, a rock concert, a percussion extravaganza like Stomp, a musical, a lecture or a Broadway show.
Brüka Theatre is a performance art space located on the main strip in Reno. Founded in 1992, the theater features classic, contemporary, musical, original and Theatre for Children.
Good Luck Macbeth
Good Luck Macbeth is a theatre company offering community involvement, educational opportunities, and social diversity as well as encouraging personal and professional growth. The theatre company seeks to inspire social consciousness, offer a haven for creativity, and perpetually strive to create the best environment for artists, volunteers and patrons.
The company’s intimate theater seats 44 people and shows range across the board – drama, classics, comedy & musicals.
Reno Little Theater
Reno Little Theater provides a setting for people of all backgrounds to learn about live theater. Over the years, Reno Little Theater has offered adult and grammar-school drama classes, play-writing competitions, a children’s theater, and over 470 on-stage plays. Reno Little Theater has also taken its productions from the main stage to Reno parks and to other Nevada communities. The theater offers a variety of plays each season, including musicals, comedy, mystery, suspense and drama.
A.V.A. Ballet Theatre
A.V.A. Ballet Theatre in 1994. The company’s mission is to be the premiere ballet company in northern Nevada, while giving performing opportunities of a professional caliber to children, adults and dance artists. A.V.A. serves a geographically widespread and diverse community consisting of northern Nevada and parts of northern California.Auditions for A.V.A. productions are open and available to all ages and levels of artists.
The Knitting Factory, Reno
The Knitting Factory was founded in 1987 and over the years has grown into Knitting Factory Entertainment (KFE). Though primarily known for their venues—both clubs and concert houses located in Brooklyn, Boise, Spokane and Reno—KFE also promotes national tours, produces the hit Broadway musical Fela!, operates The Federal Bar Gastro Pub in North Hollywood and is a partner with record labels Partisan and Knitting Factory Records. Another venture, High Adventure Management handles the careers of emerging and critically acclaimed recording artists both in the U.S. and overseas.
Reno Music Project
The Reno Music Project was founded in 2007 by Todd South and several like-minded associates. The general concept is that of a music cooperative — an organization comprised of musicians and friends working together to provide a home for original, independent music in Northern Nevada.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center
Since 1995, the Nothing To It! school has grown from classes around a kitchen table to a present 6,000 square foot Culinary Center. Nothing To It! Culinary Center includes a cooking school with hands-on and demonstration classes taught by a variety of Master Chefs, a Napa Valley style gourmet deli, and a kitchen store with a wide variety of ingredients, appliances and accessories for people who love to cook.
Founded by Chef Paul Crucitti the retired Executive Chef of the Old Mission Santa Barbara California, Fresh Creations provides cooking classes for young people, local cancer survivors and more, including a lunch menu, daily specials and wine pairings featuring a new winery each month.
Rachael K’s Home Cookin’
A personal chefs service and cooking school, Home Cookin’ provides hands-on, skills-oriented classes for adults and youth.
Truckee Meadows Community College – Culinary Arts
The culinary arts program was established in 1979 and is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. TMCC offers three opportunities for college degrees and career advancement:
- An associate of applied science degree in culinary arts
- A certificate of achievement in culinary arts
- A certificate of achievement in culinary arts, baking and pastry emphasis