Activities, Events, Programs
Theatre Bay Area is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the theatre and dance artists and companies of the Bay Area. We produce several major events each year, and administer a number of granting and educational programs to advance artists’ careers and craft in meaningful ...
Advertising with Theatre Bay Area
Theatre Bay Area has many great ways to advertise your show or service to both enthusiastic patrons and interested arts professionals! Whether you're seeking to broaden your audience base, reach out to a niche arts community, or simply get your name out to our over 4,000 members, advertising ...
Huge thanks to everyone who made the 2013 Theatre Bay Area Annual Conference such a success!
The Theatre Bay Area Annual Conference is always a can't-miss event: a place to see and be seen, as well as gather new tools to take your organization or ...
Theatre Bay Area advocates for the arts on the local, statewide and national level. For more information on arts advocacy, we recommend the following organizations:
TAO Consortium & Mission
Teaching Artists Organized (TAO) is a collection of organizations and individuals sharing a passion for the important work that teaching artists do in schools, communities and institutions. A unique artist and education hybrid, the teaching ...
Theatre Bay Area is proud to announce a new edition of one our most popular and beneficial programs, Advanced Training Leading Artists to Success (ATLAS). ATLAS was initially developed in 2008 as a resource for actors to identify ...
Bay Area Arts & Culture Census
The 2012/2013 Open Enrollment Period for the AC Census has begun!
The submission window for all organizations is from September 19, 2012 to October 18, 2012. If an organization wishes to participate in the AC Census, here are the three easy steps to follow!
1) Read through ...
Bay Area Performing Arts Spaces
Find a space. List a space. Theatre Bay Area, in partnership with Dancers’ Group and Fractured Atlas, introduces Bay Area Performing Arts Spaces: the most comprehensive free online rehearsal and ...
CA$H Grant Program
CA$H is a grant program designed by artists for artists, intended to support professionally-oriented theatre and dance artists and small companies with budgets under $100,000. Its purpose is to spark a creative surge throughout Northern California's theatre and dance community by providing ...
Datapoint Research Program
Welcome to the Datapoint Research Program, the one-stop source for arts and culture research. This site includes both original Theatre Bay Area research and research conducted by other organizations that we think would be useful to you. If you have questions about any of the reports ...
Eric Landisman Fellowship
The Eric Landisman Fellowship Program is given in honor of the memory of the noted scenic designer and property manager.
This program supports the development of emerging Bay Area designers and technicians. Two fellowships of $2,000-$5,000 per year will be awarded. To be eligible, ...
Faces of Theatre Bay Area Celebration
Theatre Bay Area would like to thank everyone who joined us for the Faces of Theatre Bay Area Celebration on March 4, 2013 at the fabulous new home of the SF Playhouse!!
This year's event was truly fantastic - guests enjoyed an ...
Free Night of Theater
Free Night of Theater (FNOT) is a national program of Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and produced locally by Theatre Bay Area and other regional partners across the country. Theatre Bay Area is a co-founder of the Free Night of Theater program and has been an instrumental leader in ...
General and Regional Auditions
Theatre Bay Area hosts three major auditions a year. These auditions, collectively, are attended by hundreds of actors and auditors (casting directors, artistic directors, directors) from theatres of all sizes across the Bay Area. These auditions allow actors more exposure to more companies, and ...
Theatre Bay Area
Grant Deadline Calendar for Theatre Projects
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Individual Services Committee
Theatre Bay Area’s Individual Services Committee (ISC) is a working advisory group of Theatre Bay Area individual members that often acts as a sample focus group and resource for Theatre Bay Area on issues concerning the individual membership of Theatre Bay Area. Committee members meet ...
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Mary Mason Lemonade Fund
Making Lemons into Lemonade for Over 20 Years
The Mary Mason Lemonade Fund is a confidential resource for theatre practitioners with terminal or life-threatening illnesses who are in need of supplemental financial assistance to improve the quality of their lives as they ...
National Arts Marketing Projects/Wallace Workshops
Theatre Bay Area presents an ongoing series of workshops focusing on marketing and audience development, thanks to generous funding from Americans for the Arts' National Arts Marketing Project and the Wallace Foundation.
Workshops take place throughout the year. Check ...
New Works Fund
The New Works Fund is currently closed. We are looking for ways to be able to bring this program back. Please keep an eye out here for future developments. In the meantime, please refer to previous year's information (below).
Theatre Bay Area's New Works Fund seeks to provide local ...
Partnerships with Other Organizations
Along with our many in-house programs and services, Theatre Bay Area has some partnerships with local and national initiatives that we'd like to make sure you know about. We participate in these partnerships in order to bring the latest and best tools and trends to our membership.
Performing Arts Assistance Program
About the Program
The Performing Arts Assistance Program makes seasoned performing artists available as consultants to small and midsize community arts groups. This program is funded by the Zellerbach Foundation, and overseen by the Zellerbach Community Arts ...
For complete submission guidelines, contact the contest or theatre company. Opportunities that require a submission fee or other fee are marked by a $ icon.
PLAYWRIGHTS PROJECT: Seeks plays by playwrights under age 19 for 29th annual California Young Playwrights ...
The Playwrights Showcase introduces local theatre companies to writers whose work represents the high quality and unique diversity of playwriting in the Bay Area.
The playwrights are selected by a panel of theatre ...
Postcard Distribution Network
Theatre Bay Area's Postcard Distribution Network: How It Works
The Theatre Bay Area Postcard Distribution Network ("PDN" for short) is a network of designated locations around the Bay Area at which theatre companies (or really, just anyone producing a show) can have ...
This software, funded by the Mellon Foundation and created as an open-source product by a community of over 200 arts organizations across the country, will eventually provide a series of modules to make the buying experience better for artsgoers who don't have a particular show in mind. At its ...
Theatre Bay Area offers a variety of publications for the community, ranging from the country's only regional theatre magazine to a series of email newsletters and online publications for theatremakers and theatregoers ...
Theatre Bay Area hosts regular regional company meetings in San Francisco, the East Bay, the North Bay and the South Bay. These meetings are intended to:
-Discuss the latest issues of importance to your region
-Share insights and deepen professional relationships with your ...
The Excellence Project
The Excellence Project is Act One of Theatre Bay Area's Strategic Plan for 2010-2013, written in three acts. It states: "Theatre Bay Area will hold ourselves as an organization to rigorous standards of excellence and foster excellence in the field." Check back here for more as we move forward ...
The Intrinsic Impact Project
In 2010, with the generous support from many national and local funders, Theatre Bay Area commissioned noted research firm WolfBrown to conduct a nationwide study on the intrinsic impact of a live theatre performance. The goal of the study was to refine our understanding of how to measure ...
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The Theatregoer is a patron-focused weekly e-newsletter centered on the half-price tickets available online and at the TIX Booth in Union Square. The Theatergoer is sent to over 25,000 unique addresses every week, and has ...
The Update is an industry-focused weekly newsletter from Theatre Bay Area. It is sent out every week to Theatre Bay Area members and focuses on opportunities for our members, including complimentary ticket offers, relevant news for the theatre community and ...
Theatre Awards in the Bay Area
The Bay Area has several different theatre awards and ceremonies. Theatre Bay Area is not affiliated with any of these award organizations, but as a service to the community, we provide information on these awards, including links and descriptions when available.
San Francisco Bay Area ...
Theatre Services Committee
Theatre Bay Area’s Theatre Services Committee (TSC) is a working advisory group of Theatre Bay Area company members that often acts as a sample focus group and resource for Theatre Bay Area on issues concerning the SF Bay Area theatre community. Committee members meet monthly and represent a ...
TIX - Arts & Cultural Event Tickets
TIX has been reborn! Meet the baby!
Welcome to the brand spanking new TIX program here at Theatre Bay Area. We have created exciting new partnerships, ...
Will Glickman Award
Theatre Bay Area hosts an annual award ceremony to honor the best new play of the year. This year’s ceremony will be part of our 35 Years, 35 Faces event on April 30, 2012. Click here for ...