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Theatre Bay Area's 2018 Benefit
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 Raise the Curtain! An Evening of Dazzling Theatre


On June 18, join Theatre Bay Area at Z Space in San Francisco for a dazzling display of performances from around the region, creating a uniquely Bay Area evening in support of TBA’s programs to strengthen and advance our theatre community.





The Celebration - 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

6:00 PM VIP reception 
6:30 PM General admission opens 

The evening will include a VIP reception, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres, as well as a live auction, and dessert reception. Theatrical performances will be the highlight of the evening, featuring immersive and pop-up performances as well as sneak peeks of world premieres and crowd-pleasers from many of the arts groups and individual artists supported by Theatre Bay Area. 



 The Entertainment


From left to right: The Speakeasy and Marin Shakespeare Company's Hamlet.

Pop-up performances in the lobby by:

The Custom Made Theatre Company & Faultline Theater / Epic Immersive
Los Altos Stage Company / Marin Shakespeare Company
Ragged Wing Ensemble / The Speakeasy


From left to right: Contra Costa Civic Theatre's Ragtime and Center REPertory's Disney's Freaky Friday

Numbers from:

Broadway by the Bay's Million Dollar Quartet
Center REPertory Company's Bay Area premiere of Disney's Freaky Friday
City Lights Theater Company of San Jose's In the Heights
Contra Costa Civic Theatre's production of Ragtime
Ray of Light Theatre's Jesus Christ Superstar

Plus a live auction featuring:

A nighttime tour for 6 of the Coit Tower Murals (normally closed to the public)
A 3-day vacation package in Palm Springs
A 7-day stay at a Parisian flat
A 2018 Burning Man package for two, including tickets,
a vehicle pass, & a private art tour by a commissioned Burning Man artist

View/download a description of live auction items


$80 - General Ticket - includes:
General reception
Wine and hors d'eovres
Live auction
General Seating for the evening's program


$130 - VIP Ticket - includes:
VIP Early reception
Champagne and passed hors d'oevres
Welcome Photo
VIP seating for the evening's program


$500 - Champions Sponsorship - includes:
VIP tickets
Recognition in benefit program
Recognition on Theatre Bay Area website

For Champions Sponsorship click here!

$1500-$5000 - Raise the Curtain! Sponsorships - Email Carolyn Doyle at or 415-430-1140 X *21.

The Cause

The evening’s proceeds will support Theatre Bay Area’s programs to strengthen and advance the theatre community of the region. Theatre Bay Area’s services are aimed at both individual artists and theatre companies alike with a comprehensive array of programs including advocacy work at the local, state, and federal levels, career building for theatremakers, organizational development, theatre journalism, grants for artists and small companies, and the renowned TBA Awards program. Theatre Bay Area’s members include some 2,000 individual artists and 300 theatre and dance companies throughout the region. Standout programs include:

  • $1.7M in funding, awarded to 660 artists and small organizations over the past 18 years, through the CA$H (Creative Assistance for the Small company and Hungry artist) grant  program.
  • Opportunities each year for nearly 500+ actors to audition for 100 theatre companies through TBA’s General and Regional Auditions.
  • An Annual Conference held each spring attracting 400 theatre artists and leaders all across the region for a day of learning and information-sharing with renowned speakers and thought leaders from around the nation.
  • Career development assistance for over 370 actors, directors, playwrights through the ATLAS (Advanced Training Leading Artists to Success) program.
  • The TBA Awards honoring artistic achievement of artists hailing from 90+ professionally-oriented theatres all around the Bay Area.  

Theatre Bay Area would like to thank...

Institutional Funders

California Arts Council
The Fleishhacker Foundation
The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
RHE Charitable Foundation
San Francisco Grants for the Arts
The Shubert Foundation
The Zellerbach Family Foundation 

Annual Partners

City Sightseeing San Francisco 


Theatre Bay Area is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations to TBA are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. TBA’s tax ID number is 94-2476071.

Photo credits: 
Bold. Brave. Bright. Benefit, Theatre Bay Area's 2017 Fundraiser. Photos: Cynthia Penaloza