Retaking the Stage from COVID-19
Retaking the Stage from COVID-19

Retaking the Stage

"All the world's a stage"

Even in these uncertain times, there is an abundance of art. This page exists to promote work being done by Bay Area and national theatremakers and other performing arts workers during the COVID-19 crisis. If you would like to submit a listing, please send the info and links to

Enjoy the projects below. If you are able to, please consider making a donation to the Performing Art Worker Relief Fund or donate directly to the performing groups and individual artists listed below. Your generosity makes this work possible.

Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund


Bay area live performances

Ragged Wing Ensemble Presents
"Moment 2 Moment" Via Zoom (Link HERE) Password:  044816 
A weekly show where Artistic Director Amy Sass Speaks with guests about their perspective on these unprecedented times.
Thursdays at 5 PM

Aurora Theatre Company P resents
Aurora Connects
via Aurora's YouTube channel
Fridays at 4 PM

Berkeley Playhouse presents
"Sing a Song of Thanks And Unity From Our Community"
Via Instagram Live (@berkeleyplayhouse
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7 PM

Plethos Productions
Virtual Open Mic & Happy Hour Lounge
Every Saturday at 7PM
Watch via Zoom here
Sign-up to perform by emailing or
sign-up in chat feature during show

Theatre Rhinoceros presents
Mind That Tis Me Brother
Via Zoom (Register for FREE Tickets HERE)
Starting at 7 PM on Tuesday, May 5 

Orde in Burma 
Via Facebook Live (Link HERE)
Starting at 8 PM, Thursday April 16

42nd Street Moon Presents
"Full Moon Fridays"
Via Facebook Live (Link HERE)
Every Friday, Starting at 8 PM

Ubuntu Theater Project Presents
"Zoomed-In: A Living Room Theater Reading Series"
Via Zoom (Pay-what-you-can tickets HERE)
Every Friday Evening, details shared day of event

BATS Improv Presents
Online Shows-Content Changing Weekly
Via Zoom (Links active at 7:30 HERE)
Every Friday and Saturday at 8 PM

The Marsh Presents
Via Zoom
"MarshStream Mondays" Every Monday at 7:30
"Wild Card Tuesdays" Every Tuesday at 7:30
"Solo Arts Heal" Every Wednesday at 7:30
"Stephanie's MarshStream" Every Thursday at 7:30

Fuse Theatre Presents
Being Me Is Ridiculous Talk Back
Purchase your FREE tickets  here
Wednesday, May 6 at 5 PM

New Conservatory Theatre Center (NCTC)Presents
NCTV: Live at Five
Via Facebook Live (Link HERE)
Every Friday at 5 PM

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Songwriter who Gave America a Voice
Via Zoom(Purchase your tickets HERE)
Sunday, May 10 at 5 PM

Put Ur Play on Productions Presents
With this Ring
Get your FREE tickets HERE 
Saturday, June 20 at 3 PM

Eye Zen Presents Presents
OUT of Site: SOMA
Purchase your tickets HERE 
June 19-21 & June 26-28 at 7 PM

Playwrights Center of San Francisco Presents
Neighborhood Watch
Reserve your FREE tickets HERE 
June 22 at 7:30 PM

The Legacy of Innocence
Reserve your FREE tickets HERE 
June 29 at 7:30 PM

South Bay Musical Theatre Presents
South Bay Cabaret Featuring Derek & Cami DeMarco
Learn More HERE 
June24 at 8 PM

online classes and training

Dance and performance instruction by Jessica Woodman. Check out the "Giving Saturday" class of GYROKINESIS® Online: Flow  GYROKINESIS® Online: Flow and other courses.

10% of proceeds the "Giving Saturday" class will go to the Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund


American Conservatory Theater (ACT)
Studio ACT available for students 19 and up
Young Conservatory available for students 8-19

Moment Improv Theatre
Improv classes for all levels of experience, including short form and long form training
Monday-Friday Via Zoom
FREE classes Monday & Friday

Coaching by Maria
10 Week Audiobook Action Plan for Actors
Online, prerecorded course for actors who are interested in becoming a professional audiobook narrator

Reel Stories
Variety of technical and performance classes geared towards people who want to break into the film industry
Monday-Friday Via Zoom & InstagramLive

Intersection for the Arts
Artist grant writing workshop and arts community support cirles
Grant Writing Worshops: April 7 and June 2
Community Support Circles: Wednesdays 11-12:30

Dragon Theatre
Numerous course for children and adults in many different subjects, ranging from Stage Combat for adults to storytelling for toddlers and families.
Most courses are a few weeks long

42nd Street Moon School
A variety of dance, acting, and voice classes for adults and children. Some classes include Adult Beginner Tap and Musical Theatre for 3rd-6th Graders. 
Schedule has courses all week long

Ubuntu Theater Project
Pay-what-you-can youth theatre classes available. Classes are broken up by age, with each class being offered twice a week.

Variety of theatre, improv, and dance class specifically targeted towards those 50 and up. Classes offered over the span of weeks.

BATS Improv
Improv classes for adults and kids, including some classes specifically made for parents.Professional Workshops are also available.

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
Offering a blend of online and offline activities, this 2-week virtual summer camp program is open to children ages 7 to 18. With multiple sessions, this program is a great way to immerse your children in the bard's work.

bay area recorded performances

American Conservatory Theater (ACT-SF)
Purchase streaming access to video recordings of:
Toni Stone

Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT)
FREE streaming access to video recording of:
Gold: The Midas Musical 
(2019 TBA Award Recipient for Outstanding World Premiere Musical)
Video made available courtesy of composer Min Kahng and BACT

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Ticketholders have streaming access to a video recording of:
Culture Clash (Still) in America 
Contact Berkeley Rep box office for details

California Shakespeare Theater
Cal Shakes Online featuring:
Run the Canon: 10-minute lectures on each of Shakespeare's plays (a different play covered each week)
#ShelterHereabouts: Monologues performed by Bay Area actors
Direct Address: Panel discussions, interviews, podcasts and webinars offering industry and community support and behind-the-scenes insight

City Lights Theatre Company
FREE streaming access to a video recording of:

Dragon on Demand on Vimeo from
Dragon Productions Theatre Company

Purchase streaming access to a video recording of:
Macbeth (2019 production) 

Marin Theatre Company
Purchase streaming access to a video recording of:
Listen to a reading of:
Natural Shocks

Quarantine Cabaret (Facebook group)
Performers share a video or a link to a song, musical number, monologue, clip or scene from a past show or show that was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Theatre Rhinoceros
Pay-what-you-wish for streaming access to a video recording of:

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Purchase streaming access to a video recording of:
They Promised Her the Moon

Town Hall Theatre Company
Purchase streaming access to a video recording of:
The Cherry Orchard
Pay-what-you-can tickets available for video access of:
The Song of the Nightingale

The San Francisco Neo-Futurists
FREE weekly recordings of new works, apart of series The World Wide Wrench

Teatro Visión 
FREE streaming access to a video recording of:
Luz: A Shadow Play Based On Senior Stories 

Magic Theatre
Listen to their FREE audio narratives by local playwrights:
"Far Apart Art"

Purchase streaming access to a video recording of:
Don't Eat the Mangos (Available until May 11)

San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company
3 different programs, updated frequently:
SFBATCO BTS-Tips, Tricks, and Warm ups
SFBATCO Jams- Jam Sessions and Talk Backs
SFBATCO Throwback-Clips from previous productions 

San Francisco Youth Theatre
FREE Streaming Access to a video reccording of:
The Afterlife

Shotgun Players
FREE Streaming Access to video recordings of:
Kill the Debbie Downers, Kill Them, Kill Them, Kill Them Off!
A Sonnet a Day 
Listen to audio recordings of plays and scenes at: Shotgun Players:The Podcast

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
SFGMC TV- Virtual Platform with 4 distinct channels:
SFGMC in Concert-Performances
Behind the Curtain-Conversations with a variety of guests, including Billy Porter and Laura Benanti
Inside the Chorus-Spotlight on various members and projects of the chorus
Out in the Community-Community Outreach

Fuse Theatre
FREE Streaming Access to a Video Recording of:
Echoes of Them- Available April 24
Because I Went ThereAvailable April 29
Being Me is Ridiculous- Available May 2

We Players
Listen to FREE recordings of their podcast series:
Wonder Storytime with Alice and Friends

Ross Valley Players
FREE streaming access to a recording of:
Moll Flanders

Black Box Theatre
Listen to FREE recordings of their podcast series:
49 Mile Play Podcast Project

global performances and classes

London-Indigo Arts Collective
The Sonnet Response Series
154 artists interpret each of Shakespeare's 154 sonnets
Watch the trailer here

Berlin-Schaubuhne am Lehniner Platz
Streaming different productions from their vaults everyday from 9:30 to 3 PST.
Watch here

New York City- The Wooster Group
FREE streaming access to a video recording of:

London-National Theatre
FREE streaming access to a video recording of:
One Man, Two Guvnors

New York-The Institute for American Musical Theatre
In partnership with BroadwayWorld, offering a 10 week intensive in singing, acting, and dancing (see class offer HERE)