Circle Star Theater

Picture Via Bryan Moss/The Chronicle 1986

Former location –

The Circle Star Theatre was a performing arts venue in San Carlos California. Its name was based on the fact that it was a theater in the round, featuring a rotating circular stage with none of its 3,743 seats further than 50 feet from the stage.

The building was sold to a local car dealer and it was closed in December 1993. What was left of the building caught fire on April 18, 1997, damaging much of the backstage area. The theater was demolished to make way for the Circle Star Center, which is now an Extended Stay America hotel.

Notable Concerts Held At The Circle Star Theatre  Include:

12/29/1993 – B.B. King
8/15/1993 – James Brown
8/7/1993 – The Righteous Brothers
5/19/1993 – John Kay & Steppenwolf
3/26/1992 – The Moody Blues
2/22/1991 – Linda Ronstadt
6/17/1990 – Diana Ross
8/13/1989 – The Guess Who
2/10/1989 – The Beach Boys
6/18/1988 – Chuck Berry
3/6/1987 – Rare Earth
5/19/1985 – Fabian
3/4/1983 – The Tubes
6/4/1982 – Chicago
3/16/1980 – Tower of Power
1/4/1980 – Sly & The Family Stone
3/26/1977 – Sonny & Cher

Some of the other performers at Circle Star Theater include:

Air Supply
Al Green
Ray Charles
The Animals
Marvin Gaye
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Van Morrison
Rick James
Peter, Paul and Mary
Canned Heat
Big Brother and the Holding Company
The Grass Roots
Frank Zappa

Circle Star Theater
2 Circle Star Way
San Carlos, CA 94070

Circle Star Theater