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Bay Area Theater Calendar

San Francisco, North Bay, San Jose & More

The Bay Area theater calendar includes performances in San Francisco, the North Bay, San Jose, Oakland, and more. You will find a variety of options from large Broadway productions to wonderful shows at smaller local theaters.

Below you will find a schedule of top performances for each region within the greater Bay Area, as well as details on where to find more productions and how to get the best tickets.

Bay Area Theater Calendar

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Bay Area Theater Calendar Tickets at Up to 50% Off

The first place I recommend to look for Bay Area theater calendar tickets is Goldstar, my go-to site to find discounted tickets at up to 50% off. The list below is just a sample of what they have to offer.

  • 7/7 - 7/16: Tarzan at the Berkeley Playhouse in Berkely, Full Price $22-$40, Goldstar $19-$28

  • 7/8 - 8/5: Seussical the Musical at the Alcazar Theater in San Francisco, Full price $35-$100, Goldstar $17.50-$50*

  • 7/11 - 7/19: Book of Mormon at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, Full price $73-$98, Goldstar $49-$69*

*A small service fee will apply at checkout.

San Francisco

You will find dozens of shows in San Francisco every week. This is where you will find most of the big Broadway productions such as Wicked, Hamilton, and The Book of Mormon. Below is a list of some of the top upcoming productions.

If you want to know more about individual shows, click here for a detailed theater calendar for San Francisco.

  • 3/10 - 8/5: Hamilton at the Orpheum

  • 6/27 - 7/23The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time at the Golden Gate

Tickets to upcoming productions in San Francisco.

San Jose

Another city with a popular Bay Area theater calendar is San Jose, just over an hour south of SF. Here you'll find several musicals, Broadway hits, and smaller shows throughout the year.

Below are some of the top shows on the San Jose theater calendar for this season. Click here to find a full calendar with show descriptions, ticketing information, and other details.

Tickets to upcoming theater productions in San Jose.

North Bay

You will also find a full Bay Area theater calendar at stages all around the North Bay. This region hosts many smaller and first-time productions. The theaters are often more intimate, giving you the chance to get up close to the stage. In addition, you will find some larger outdoor productions each summer.

Click here to head to a full calendar of shows in the North Bay.

East Bay, Berkeley & Oakland

The Bay Area theater calendar for the East Bay includes performances in Berkeley, Oakland, Walnut Creek, and other cities. Many of these shows are an easy to get to on BART public transportation. Here are the top upcoming shows.

Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek

  • 5/26 - 7/1: Alter Boys

Berkeley Playhouse

  • September/October 2017: Sister Act
  • November/December 2017: Annie
  • February/March 2018: Ragtime
  • April/May 2018: James and the Giant Peach
  • June/August 2018: Grease

Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley

  • 6/23 - 7/23: Splendour
  • 10/5 - 10/16: The Naked Stage

Berkeley Rep

  • August 2017: Ain't Too Proud/The Temptations
  • October 2017: Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit
  • November 2017: Watch on the Rhine
  • February 2018: Office Hour
  • March 2018: Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
  • May 2018: Pike St.

Peninsula & South Bay

In addition to San Jose, the Peninsula and other South Bay cities also offer great theater performances.

Theatre Works Silicon Valley: 2017 & 2018

  • July 12 - August 6: The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga
  • August 23 - September 17: Constellations
  • October 6 - November 5: The Prince of Egypt
  • November 29 - December 23: Around the World in 80 Days
  • January 11 - February 5: Our Great Tchaikovsky
  • March 7 - April 1: Skeleton Crew
  • April 4 - 29: The Bridges of Madison County
  • June 6 - July 1: Finks

Coastal Rep in Half Moon Bay

  • 6/9 - 7/2: The Clean House
  • 7/28 - 8/27: The Addams Family Musical
  • 9/29 - 10/29: Wait Until Dark

Pacifica Spindrift Players

  • July 14 to July 30: Becky's New Car
  • August 25 to September 17: Into the Woods
  • October 6 to October 22: The Woman in Black
  • November 10 to November 26: Father of the Bride
  • January 12 to January 28: Proof
  • February 16 to March 11: Gypsy
  • April 6 to April 22: A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • May 18 to June 3: The Crucible

Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City

  • August 24 to September 10: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • October 5 to 22: The Foreigner
  • October 26 to 29: The Woman in Black
  • November 30 to December 17: Annie
  • January 18 to February 4: Peter and the Starcatcher
  • March 8 to 25: The Elephant Man
  • March 29 to 31: When That I Was
  • May 3 to 20: The Full Monty

Palo Alto Players

  • Jun 16 to Jul 2: The Graduate
  • Sept. 15 - Oct. 1: Million Dollar Quartet
  • Nov. 3 - 19: Peter Pan
  • Jan. 19 - Feb 4: The Laramie Project
  • Apr 27 - May 13: Rock of Ages
  • Jun 15 - Jul 1: The Man Who Came to Dinner

Monthly Event Calendars

Are you looking for additional events in San Francisco and the Bay Area? Click the links below for a full calendar of events for each month.

Event Calendars
January February March
April May June
July August September
October November December

More Performing Arts in the Bay Area

Cirque du Soleil: Once a year, Cirque du Soleil rolls into town for performances from mid-November to early January. Every year, they offer a new show that includes colorful costumes, high-energy acrobatics, and a wonderful experience you will never forget. All shows are just south of AT&T Park in San Francisco. Click here for details on this year's performance.

Opera: The SF Opera is another popular performing arts option. They have two seasons each year, one during the fall months and the other during the summer from June to July. They produce many classic operas, including Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, and Carmen. Click here for this season's SF Opera shows.

Ballet: The SF Ballet was the first company to perform the Nutcracker in the US, and they continue to delight audiences during their annual performances of this Christmas classic. They also offer a full season of shows from January to May. Click here for details on seeing this year's Nutcracker performances or one of their regular season shows.

Symphony: The SF Symphony performs throughout the year. Each month, they offer around a dozens shows. You will find classical performances, as well as nights when they play scores from a specific movie. Some of their other shows feature well known singers and conductors. Click here for a full schedule of SF Symphony shows this year.

All Shows: In addition to the performances mentioned above on the Bay Area theater calendar, you will find a variety of shows all year long, from concerts to comedy to art shows. Click this link to find more shows in SF and throughout the Bay Area.

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