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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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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.

  • 10/2 - 10/30: Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Orpheum

  • 11/2 - 12/31: The Lion King at the Orpheum

  • 11/15 - 12/11: The King and I at the Golden Gate

  • 12/14 - 12/24: Irving Berlin's White Christmas at the Golden Gate

  • 1/18 - 2/12: Finding Neverland at the Orpheum

  • 2/9 - 2/17: RENT at the Golden Gate

  • 3/7 - 4/2: Into the Woods at the Golden Gate

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.

  • 11/8 - 11/13: The Sound of Music

  • 11/11 - 11/20: A Christmas Carol

  • 1/6 - 1/8: Annie

  • 1/24 - 1/29: Kinky Boots

  • 3/7 - 3/12: Matilda, the Musical

  • 4/25 - 4/30: The Bodyguard

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.

Below is a sample of the productions scheduled for this season. You can also click here to head to a full calendar of shows in the North Bay.

  • 10/14 - 10/30: The Quality of Life at the Cinnabar

  • 10/14 - 10/22: A Moon for the Misbegotten at the Luther Burbank Center

  • 10/14 - 10/30: Titanic, The Musical at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center

  • 10/21 - 11/12: Peter and the Starcatcher at the Belrose

  • 10/21 - 11/6: Dial M for Murder at the Luther Burbank Center

  • 11/25 - 12/18: Peter and the Starcatcher at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center
  • 11/25 - 12/23: Christmas Carol at the 6th Street Playhouse

  • 12/2 - 12/18: Santaland Diaries at the 6th Street Playhouse
  • 12/2 - 12/31: Experiment #2: Untitled with the Imaginists

  • 12/31 - 1/29: Red Hot Mama at the Cinnabar

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.

  • 9/22 - 10/16: Peter and the Starcatcher at the Berkeley Playhouse

  • 9/23 - 11/6: It Can't Happen Here at the Berkeley Rep

  • 10/7 - 10/30: The Fantasticks at the Lesher Arts Center

  • 10/7 - 11/5: 1776 at the Lesher Arts Center

  • 10/14 - 11/27: The Last Tiger in Haiti at the Berkeley Rep

  • 10/21 - 11/19: Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at the Lesher Arts Center

  • 11/4 - 12/4: Safe House at the Aurora Theater in Berkeley

  • 11/10 - 12/23: Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the Berkeley Playhouse

  • 12/2 - 1/15: 946 - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips at the Berkeley Rep

Peninsula & South Bay

In addition to San Jose, the Peninsula and other South Bay cities also offer great theater performances. Click the links below for ticketing information for each show.

  • 9/30 - 10/30: Awake and Sing at the Coastal Rep in Half Moon Bay

  • 10/5 - 10/30: Outside Mullingar at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

  • 10/21 - 11/6: I Hate Hamlet at the Pacific Spindrift Players in Pacifica

  • 11/4, 11/5, 11/12 & 11/13: The Vagina Monologues at the Coastal Rep in Half Moon Bay

  • 11/5, 11/6, 11/11, & 11/12: The Last Flapper at the Coastal Rep in Half Moon Bay

  • 11/25 - 12/18: Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) at the Coastal Rep in Half Moon Bay

  • 11/30 - 12/31: Daddy Long Legs at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto

  • 12/2 - 12/18: Greetings! at the Pacific Spindrift Players in Pacifica

  • 1/11 - 2/5: Crimes of the Heart at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

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
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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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