San Francisco Mime Troupe

Experience this Year's Performances in SF and Beyond

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The San Francisco Mime Troupe kicks off their 2019 SF performances on July 4 in Dolores Park. This year's show is Treasure Island.

Most performances are free, but they do request a donation after the show. Your donation keeps these shows running.

About the Mime Troupe

This community-based group develops and performs socially and politically relevant shows every summer. Their goal with these free performances is to spread their art and message to as many people as possible.

An important thing to note is that these performances are not pantomimed. They use the original definition for mime, which is "The exaggeration of daily life in story and song."

This means all performances include talking, singing, and dancing to music.

The San Francisco Mime Troupe started more than 50 years ago. They offer these shows every summer between July 4 and Labor Day Weekend.

You will find the troupe performing in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area.

About this Year's Show

Treasure Island is a story about a greedy San Francisco developer, L.J. Silver and a law abiding civic servant, Hawkins. The city of SF contracts with Silver to redevelop Treasure Island.

Hawkins learns that Silver is up to no good. The developer is doing everything he can to not concern himself with any of the health, safety, and human concerns for rebuilding. Silver uses bribery and other means to make sure he doesn't need to follow the rules.

It's based on the classic tale Treasure Island written by Robert Louis Stevenson.

This year's San Francisco Mime Troupe production was written by Michael Gene Sullivan with Ellen Callas, Marie Cartier, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro.

2019 Schedule

Most shows are free, but they do have a suggested donation of $20 to allow them to continue to write and perform their unique shows.

SF Shows

Dolores Park: Opening Weekend

  • Thursday, July 4 at 2pm, music starts at 1:30pm
  • 19th Street and Dolores Street in SF's Mission District
  • Admission is free

Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park

  • Saturday, July 20th at 1pm, music at 1:30pm
  • Free admission

Troupe Studio Space

  • Wednesday, July 24 at 7pm, music at 6:30pm
  • Thursday, July 25 at 7pm, music at 6:30pm
  • 855 Treat Avenue in San Francisco
  • Admission is free, but they suggest a $20 donation
  • Seating is limited and you must RSVP, click here to RSVP

Balboa Park

  • Saturday, July 27th at 2pm
  • Havelock Street & San Jose Avenue
  • Free, $20 donation requested

Yerba Buena Gardens

  • Sunday, July 28 at 2pm, music starts at 1:30pm
  • Mission and 3rd Streets in downtown SF
  • Admission is free

Glen Park

  • Saturday, August 11 at 2pm, music at 1:30pm
  • Elk Street & Chnery
  • Admission is free

Potrero del Sol

  • Saturday, August 18th at 2pm
  • Cesar Chavez in SF's Mission
  • Free admission

Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park

  • Saturday, August 31 at 2pm, music at 1:30pm
  • JFK Drive and Peacock Meadow in SF's Golden Gate Park (between the Panhandle and the Conservatory of Flowers)
  • Admission is free

Dolores Park

  • Sunday, September 1 at 2pm, music starts at 1:30pm
  • Monday, September 2 at 2pm, music starts at 1:30pm
  • 19th Street and Dolores Street in SF's Mission District
  • Admission is free

Performances Beyond SF

John Hinkle Amphitheatre: Bay Area Opening Weekend

  • Saturday, July 6 & Sunday July 7 at 2pm
  • 41 Somerset Place in Berkeley

Cubberley Community Center

  • Wednesday, July 10 at 7pm
  • 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
  • Free

Frances Willard/Ho Chi Minh Park in Berkeley

  • Saturday, July 13 at 2pm, music starts at 1:30pm
  • Sunday, July 14 at 2pm, music starts at 1:30pm
  • Hillegass Avenue and Derby Street in Berkeley
  • Admission is free

Arena Theater

Todd Grove Park

  • Thursday, July 18th at 7pm, music at 6:30pm
  • Live Oak Avenue & Clubhouse Drive, Ukiah

Peninsula Jewish Community Center

  • Sunday, July 21st at 2pm
  • 800 Foster City Boulevard, Foster City

Lakeside Park/Lake Merritt in Oakland

  • Wednesday, July 31 at 7pm, music at 6:30pm
  • Thursday, August 1 at 7pm, music at 6:30pm
  • Edoff Memorial Band Stand, at Bellevue and Grand Avenues, on the north side of Lake Merritt in Oakland
  • Admission is free

Live Oak Park in Berkeley

  • Saturday, August 3rd at 2pm, music at 1:30pm
  • Sunday, August 4th at 2pm, music at 1:30pm
  • Shattuck Avenue and Berryman Street in Berkeley
  • Admission is free

Cubberley Community Center

  • Wednesday, August 7th at 7pm
  • 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
  • Free

St. James Park

  • August 10th at 3pm, with music at 2:30pm
  • 3rd Street & E. St. James Street, San Jose
  • Free

Davis HS, Richard Brunelle Peformance Hall

Southside Park, Bandshell

  • Wednesday, August 14 at 7pm, music at 6:30pm
  • 6th & T St., Sacramento
  • Free

Pioneer Park

  • Friday, August 16th at 7pm
  • 421 Nimrod Street in Nevada City

Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza

  • Saturday, August 24th at 2pm with music at 1:30pm
  • 2160 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley

La Plaza Park

  • Sunday, August 25th at 2pm with music at 1:30pm
  • Old Redwood Hightway & West Sierra Avenue in Cotati

Mill Valley Community Center, on the Back Lawn

  • Thursday, September 5th at 7pm, music at 6:30pm
  • 180 Camino Alto (at East Blithedale) in Mill Valley
  • Admission is free

San Lorenzo Park

  • Saturday, September 7 at 3pm (music at 2:30pm)
  • Sunday, September 8 at 3pm (music at 2:30pm)
  • Santa Cruz
  • Free

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