The 14 Best Bay Area Theatre Week Discounts
The Bay Area is widely known as one of the country’s best theatre scenes, and the region’s inaugural Theatre Week is here March 26-April 7 to give you the chance to see more shows without breaking the bank. With more than 50 shows offering exclusive deals of $15, $25, and $35 tickets, there’s no shortage of options if you’re hungry for theatre. If you’re a bargain-hunter on the lookout for the hottest deals, we’ve got you covered. From musicals to Shakespeare under the stars, these shows are offering the steepest savings during and after Theatre Week.
The lauded Lincoln Center Theatre production of William Finn and James Lapine’s “Falsettos” has arrived in San Francisco. The musical revolves around a gay man, his wife, his lover, and his therapist. You can get $35 tickets for Theatre Week, and mobile Rush tickets on TodayTix for every performance.
The Pear Theatre is taking audiences to new heights — to the Thermosphere! The world premiere of “Sojourn,” by Evan Kokkila-Schumacher, follows two astronauts as their one-way mission to space threatens to divide them when survival mode kicks in.. Save 53% by getting $15 tickets during Theatre Week.
Beach Blanket Babylon
The long-running “Beach Blanket Babylon” musical revue is a fixture in San Francisco. The show follows Snow White as she travels around the world in search of Prince Charming. Along the way she meets politicians, celebrities, and pop culture figures, and together they sing satirical renditions of pop songs. The best part? Performers are decked out in outrageously oversized costumes and gigantic hats. The show has been running in SF since 1974, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you must…with exclusive $25 tickets during Theatre Week.
“American Hero” at the Custom Made Theatre Co. is a dark comedy about artisanal sandwiches and the American Dream. Three “sandwich artists” at Toasted Subs struggle when the owner stops providing the resources to execute the perfect lunch creations. It’s written by Bess Wohl, who SF audiences may know from her comedy “Small Mouth Sounds,” which ran at A.C.T.last season. You can save 54% with $15 tickets for Theatre Week.
Marie & Rosetta
Presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, “Marie & Rosetta” shines a light on gospel icon Sister Rosetta Tharpe and her creative partnership with Marie Knight. You can experience the roof-raising musical hit from $35, enjoying a discount of more than 50% during Theatre Week.
Scenes From 71* Years
Golden Thread Productions is a company dedicated to lifting up the stories of the Middle East. “Scenes From 71* Years,” by Palestinian-Irish playwright Hannah Khalil, is about the struggles of life in Palestine with the separation wall, and the production will feature Palestinian members of the Bay Area community. You’ll be saving 60% with $15 tickets for Theatre Week.
Trial by Jury, trial By Jury & Duty
Lamplighters Music Theatre is dedicated to producing works by composers Gilbert and Sullivan, and also original spoofs of the duo’s musicals. Be sure to catch the company’s latest pairing of Gilbert and Sullivan’s farce “Trial by Jury,” and the spoof of it titled “Trial by Jury Duty.” The complementary works are centered on a groom jilting a bride and the chaos that ensues, and you can save 50% on both shows by snagging $25 tickets.
Plan a night out with your yogi friends post-class. Dipika Guha’s comedy about a high-end athleisure brand accused of using child labor to produce its yoga pants is making its Bay Area premiere at the San Francisco Playhouse. And unlike your new workout gear, you’ll get an affordable price of just $15 (50% off) during Theatre Week.
In Old Age
Magic Theatre is dedicated to producing new plays, and its latest show is the world premiere of Mfoniso Udofia’s “In Old Age.” With a reputation for debuting the most groundbreaking new works from buzzworthy writers, you’ll be able to say “I saw it first” when you visit this renowned venue. For Theatre Week, you can see it first with tickets from only $5 as a special offer for the play’s first performances.
Bay Area Theatre Week offers a mix of both the contemporary and the classic, and Dragon Productions is presenting a dose of the latter. The company is known for its intimate productions, and its mounting of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Macbeth” features a small cast of just eight. Save 59% with tickets from just $15.
In the mood for a comedic thriller? Theatre Rhinoceros, the longest-running queer theatre in the world, is currently mounting “Deathtrap” at The Gateway Theatre. It’s a madcap comedy full of twists and turns about a desperate playwright who collaborates with one of his students to create a hit, and you can get exclusive $15 tickets (50% off) during Theatre Week.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is presenting the darkly comic drama “Archduke.” Written by Pulitzer-Prize winner Rajiv Joseph, the play examines two events of the past: the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in the year 1914, and the flash that ignited World War I. In honor of Theatre Week, you can book $15 tickets (77% off!) for the production hitting the stage this June.
If you’re in the mood for something adventurous, Berkeley Repertory Theatre has just the ticket: Geoff Sobelle’s “Home,” filled with music, choreography, and storytelling. It’s an immersive exploration of what makes a house a home, as audiences watch as a two-story house is crafted onstage. You can see this imaginative production at the Tony Award-winning venue for just $25 (56% off) during Theatre Week.
Measure for Measure
Marin Shakespeare is staging the Bard’s drama “Measure for Measure,” about the heady topics of sacrifice and the corruption of the criminal justice system You won’t want to miss the beautiful view of Shakespeare outdoors at Forest Meadows Amphitheater, and in honor of Theatre Week you can get $15 tickets for the production coming this June.