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TBA Awards Celebration 2017
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The 2017 TBA Awards Celebration
at the Herbst Theatre
Monday, October 30, 7pm

View/Purchase Photos from the Awards

View/Download the Full List of Award Recipients


Performance lineup at this year's celebration

 Ain't Misbehavin' from 42nd Street Moon
(Photo: Ben Krantz Studios)


Billy Elliot from Berkeley Playhouse
(Photo: Ben Krantz Studios)

 In the Heights from Contra Costa Civic Theatre
(Photo: Ben Krantz Studios)

The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga from TheatreWorks
(photo: Kevin Berne)

Smokey Joe's Café from Broadway by the Bay
(Photo: Mark Kitaoka and Tracy Martin)

The 2017 TBA Awards Celebration, now in its fourth year, honors the excellence of professionally-oriented theatre in the Bay Area by offering a peer-based adjudication process and awards celebration.

For the 2016-17 awards season, over 92,350 ballots were submitted by approximately 400 adjudicators who saw over 350 productions staged by more than 100 Bay Area arts companies. across three tiers based on operating budget and use of Actors’ Equity Association (union) talent. 

Audiences, adjudicators, and theatre professionals gathered to celebrate the excellence of Bay Area theatre in a festive evening featuring live entertainment, hosted by Theatre Bay Area.

Awards Finalists Announcement Videos

 Relive the excitement as we reveal this year's finalists:

Facebook Video playlist or YouTube playlist

 2017 TBA Awards Finalists (Full List)

Are you a finalist? 

Congrats! Individually named finalists and producers from finalist productions should email us at


Now Open: Book your ads in the program for Theatre Bay Area Awards 2017 . 

Deadline: October 10, 2017

Contact J at 415-430-1140 ext *12 or email for more details. 


Advertising Rates and Specs



Size (.jpeg format)

Live Area



1.750” W x 3.9375” H

1.500” W x 3.6875” H



1.750” W x 8.000” H

1.500” W x 7.750” H



5.000” W x 3.9375” H

4.75” W x 3.6875” H



Bleed Size:
6.000” W x 9.000” H
Trim Size:
5.500” W x 8.500” H

5.000” W x 8.000” H

Inside Cover


Same as Full-Page

Same as Full-Page

Cover Facing


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Back Cover


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Center Spread






Are you a finalist? 

2017 TBA Awards Celebration Sponsors

Special thanks to Marlo's Bakeshop for the snacks at the TBA Awards announcement party! 


Interested in sponsorship opportunities? We would be thrilled to partner with you to honor and introduce your brand to the vast Bay Area theatre community!

Click here to learn about the 2017 TBA Awards Celebration sponsorship opportunities. 


Check out these Photos from the 2016 Celebration:

Click here to view more photos of the celebration!

2016 Celebration Sponsors

We'd like to thank the following sponsors whose generous support made last year's event possible:


Annual Sponsor ($25,000 level)

City Sightseeing

Producer Level Sponsor

American Conservatory Theater

Annual Sponsor ($6,000 level)


Artist Level Sponsors

Actors' Equity Association - Curran - - PianoFight

Additional Support

Regalia & Associates, CPAs