The TBA Awards
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PLEASE NOTE: The TBA Awards program is temporarily on hold due to the current coronavirus crisis, which has shuttered all of the companies participating in the TBA Awards. 


The TBA Awards are designed to honor excellence in professionally oriented theatre through a peer-based, Bay Area-wide adjudication process. 

Each week, all season long, hundreds of TBA Awards adjudicators attend and evaluate eligible productions all over the Bay Area. Based on the overall production scores from these adjudicators, Theatre Bay Area publishes a weekly list of productions that have reached the required threshold of scoring to be deemed “TBA Awards Recommended.” All adjudicator votes throughout the season are then tabulated to determine that year's TBA Awards Finalists and TBA Awards Recipients.

Click here for a full list of the 2019 TBA Awards finalists!

Click here for a full list of the 2019 TBA Awards recipients!

You can also follow the TBA Awards News blog week by week to get new TBA Awards Recommended productions. Want to catch some of these productions? Visit our "What's Playing" calendar to see which are currently running!


Click here for more information about the TBA Awards Celebration event. 


The TBA Awards would be impossible without the participation of literally thousands of Bay Area theatre-makers. TBA member companies who participate by registering and submitting their productions for consideration show us the rich variety and artistic excellence available to audiences any night of the week in the Bay Area. TBA adjudicators, vetted theatre professionals, give generously of their own time to watch and evaluate productions with the sole purpose of calling attention to outstanding achievement. And then there are the artists: the actors, directors, dancers, musicians, designers of all stripes, choreographers of dance and combat, and many more who inspire us with every performance of every production.

We invite you to be part of the next TBA awards cycle, to help carry the word about Bay Area theatre far and wide!

For TBA Member Companies

Every professionally oriented member company of Theatre Bay Area is welcome to register to participate in the TBA Awards.

Registration fees for the 2018-19 season are as follows:

Tier 1: $250 
Tier 2: $175 
Tier 3: $125  

Registered companies may submit any or all productions in their season for consideration by adjudicators.

Producing companies FAQ

Watch the Producer tutorial videos

Click here for the 2019-2020 TBA Awards company registration form

For Prospective Adjudicators

Theatre Bay Area is currently seeking TBA Awards adjudicators for the 2018-19 season. Any individual member of Theatre Bay Area may apply to be an adjudicator. Note: acceptance into the program is not guaranteed, and decisions are based on the qualifications of the applicant and the needs of the program. Click here for more information on adjudicating the TBA Awards

Adjudicator FAQ

Watch the Adjudicator tutorial videos

Download the adjudicator registration form for the 2019-2020 TBA Awards

More TBA Awards information

• TBA Award naming opportunities 

Questions? Email