Arkley Center for the Performing Arts

412 G St, Eureka, CA 95501

Opened on December 16, 1920 as the Sweasey Theatre, it was taken over by Loew’s Inc. in 1921 and renamed Loew’s State Theatre. In 1929, the interior was destroyed by fire and it was renovated. In June 1943, another fire did some damage and also considerable water damage was incurred. After years as a movie palace, the Loew’s State Theatre was closed in 1973 and was turned into Daly’s Department store.

Daly’s closed in 1995 and was abandoned for over ten years. The local university, Humboldt State, looked into using it for performing arts but finally backed out, possibly because the building required too much work. Its decaying state became something of an eyesore.

It was purchased by the Arkley’s in 2003 and renovation/restoration work began. In 2007 it was re-opened as the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts.


Wheelchair accessible seating is available for the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts and may be ordered online, in person or by phone. These seats are clearly marked with a handicapped symbol on our website seat selection tool.

There are no elevators to service the upper theatre levels. All seating in the Orchestra section will accommodate patrons who are unable to climb stairs.  Ushers are available for seating assistance. For assistance, please contact our Ticket Office at 707-845-3655.


The parking lot is located directly across from the Arkley Center, but space is limited.  Additional lots are located at 3rd and G Streets.  Street parking is also available.

Driving Directions from the South
Enter Eureka using US-101 N,  continue straight on Broadway for 2 miles until it turns slightly right and becomes 5th Street, continue on 5th Street for a half mile, turn left on G Street.

Driving Directions from the North
Enter Eureka using US-101 S, continue straight on. 4thStreet for 1 mile, turn left on G Street.