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.

If you want to see a full list of shows, click here for a detailed theater calendar for San Francisco.

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.

Berkeley Playhouse

  • 6/21-7/28: Big, The Musical
  • 11/8 - 12/22: A Christmas Story
    • 2020 Shows
    • 2/14 - 3/15: Memphis
    • 6/19 - 8/2: Disney's NEWSIES

Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley

  • 6/21 - 7/21: The Year of Magical Thinking
  • 8/30 - 9/29: Exit Strategy
  • 11/8 - 12/8: Bull in a China Shop
    • 2020 Shows
    • 1/31 - 3/1: The Children
    • 4/3 - 5/3: Loot
    • 5/8 - 6/21: The Ruler
    • 6/19 - 7/19: Sex with Strangers

Berkeley Rep

  • 4/25-6/9: The Good Book
  • 5/28-7/14: Kiss My Aztec!

Peninsula & South Bay

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

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley: 2019

  • 6/5 - 6/30: Archduke
  • 7/10 - 8/4: The Language Archive
  • 8/21 - 9/15: The 39 Steps
  • 10/2 - 10/27: Mark Twain's River of Song
  • 12/4 - 12/29: Pride and Prejudice
    • 2020 Shows
    • 1/15 - 2/9: The Pianist of Willesden Lane
    • 3/4 - 3/29: They Promised Her The Moon
    • 4/1 - 4/26: Ragtime The Musical
    • 6/3 - 6/28: The Book of Will

Coastal Rep in Half Moon Bay

  • 6/14 - 7/7: Bus Stop
  • 8/2 - 9/1: The Fantasticks
  • 10/4 - 11/3: Dracula

Pacifica Spindrift Players

  • 5/24 - 6/9: Come Blow Your Horn
  • 8/9 - 9/1: The Music Man
  • 10/4 - 10/20: The Mousetrap
  • 11/8 - 11/24: The Savannah Sipping Society
    • 2020 Shows
    • 2/7 - 3/1: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    • 3/20 - 4/5: Venus in Fur
    • 4/24 - 5/10: A Streetcar Named Desire
    • 6/12 - 6/28: Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City

  • 5/9 - 5/26: Mamma Mia!
  • 8/29 - 9/15: Anything Goes
  • 10/10 - 10/27: It's Only A Play
  • 12/5 - 12/22: Newsies
    • 2020 Shows
    • 1/23 - 2/9: Little Shop of Horrors
    • 3/12 - 3/29: Laughter on the 23rd Floor
    • 5/7 - 5/24: La Cage Aux Folles
    • 6/18 - 6/21: The Four Gifts

Palo Alto Players

  • 6/15 - 6/30: One Man, Two Guvnors
  • 9/14 - 9/29: Bright Star
  • 11/9 - 11/24: A Christmas Story, The Musical
    • 2020 Shows
    • 1/18 - 2/2: A Doll's House, Part 2
    • 4/25 - 5/10: Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical
    • 6/13 - 6/28: An Act of God

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

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 dozen 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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