San Francisco Playhouse (formerly SF Playhouse) is a non-profit theater company in San Francisco, California, founded in 2003 by Bill English and Susi Damilano. The theater stages nine plays yearly, including Broadway plays, musicals, and world and regional premieres.Plan to visit San Francisco Playhouse and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended San Francisco attractions using our San Francisco attractions planner.
San Francisco Playhouse has been home to several world premieres, including Bauer by Lauren Gunderson, Ideation by Aaron Loeb, Grounded by George Brant, and Seared by Theresa Rebeck.
As part of its mission to shape and promote the growth of performing arts in the Bay Area, San Francisco Playhouse created the Rising Star Program, which provides theatre tickets to under-served youths in San Francisco and surrounding communities.
In 2015, the theater company was awarded the American Theatre Wing's National Theatre Company Grant.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, San Francisco Playhouse became one of the first theatre companies in the United States to get permission from Actors' Equity Association to film live actors on stage. The company's on-demand stream of Art by Yasmina Reza premiered on October 24, 2020 to positive reviews.
San Francisco Playhouse reviews
This is a very nice theater and a great place to see a show, when it opens again. We have friends who produce shows here, so we surely will return. Good sound, quite intimate. more »
Last night was the opening of Tiny Beautiful Things. The play is based on the book by Cheryl Strayed about her experiences as advice columnist Sugar, of Dear Sugar. The play was adapted by Nia... more »
Awesome old school theater to see a play. It's in an old hotel. Had to park a few blocks away but that's to be expected so close to Union Square. Felt very homey. Saw Mary Poppins there. The production and the set were awesome. Would like to see another production there.
Just saw "Yoga Play" at San Francisco Playhouse. It's brilliant and hilarious all at once! From a satire of corporate myopia (think Lululemon) to women in the workplace to cultural heritage to self actualization, this play gets us to laugh and laugh... and see life from another angle. If you are anywhere in the Bay Area, get tickets to see it by 4/20.
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