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The Tabard Theatre Company
Tabard Events

TABARD EVENTS is a program of THE TABARD THEATRE COMPANY, the resident and managing theatre company of Theatre on San Pedro Square (TOSPS). TABARD EVENTS presents some of the best live music from all genres, as well as a host of other performing arts events. TOSPS is a unique and intimate "Destination" and available for rent to private, for-profit, and non-profit organizations throughout the year.

Parking: Theatre on San Pedro Square offers Validation for Free Parking after 6:00 pm weeknights and all day/evening weekends, in the City parking lot conveniently located across the street from our theatre (except on Sharks/Special Event pre-paid nights).
(For Directions and more detailed Parking Information, click here.)

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Tabard Events presents

Most Tuesdays, 7pm

Check out the local talent! Theatre on San Pedro Square (TOSPS) presents different musicians each week—

Jazz — Blues — Guitar — Big Band

The admission is FREE! Enjoy the open bar and your favorite—or some new—talent!

Coming Up Next

July 28



August 4

Blues Society/Chrome Delux

SV Blues Society

August 11

The Marvin Banks Band

Soul, Rhythm & Blues

August 18

Moy Eng And Black Orchid


August 25





Guest Event



Third Friday of Each Month

Noon Arts & Lectures


Suggested $5 Door Donation
Tickets and Info:

Coming Up Next—Third Friday of Each Month (check back for details)
August 21    
September 18    
October 16    
November 20    
December 18    



Tabard Events presents


Saturday, August 15

Cathy's Birthday Fundraiser  5:00 PM

Hard to believe, but Cathy is turning 65 this summer, on August 13. Join us at Theatre on San Pedro Square on Saturday, August 15, as we celebrate the 65th birthday of Tabard's founder and Artistic Director.

This will be a rollicking night of great food, fine wine, music, dance, a fabulous live and silent auction, and — of course — birthday cake, as we throw Cathy a whale of a party with proceeds benefitting Tabard.

The festivities start at 5 p.m. with dancing from 8 to 10 p.m. We anticipate this party to sell out quickly, so order your tickets now. Let’s make this a night to remember, so plan now to join us for the fun and give Cathy the gift of supporting Tabard!


Guest Events


October 22–24


Tabard Theatre is proud to be partnering with Home First to bring to San Jose the highly acclaimed national tour of the show “Stand”. The StandProject is playing in cities throughout the country spurring local awareness, discussion and, hopefully, solutions about the issue of homelessness.

Written by Jim Reyland, and inspired by his experiences working with the homeless for Nashville’s “Room In The Inn”, “Stand” tells the true story of Johnny “JJ” Ellis – a man who spent three decades on the streets of Nashville, battling addiction and homelessness.

Reyland has crafted an excellent script, finessing complicated social issues with skill and grace. Too often, such material comes across as trite or preachy but thanks in large part to Reyland’s obvious gift for dialogue; “Stand” manages to connect with audiences on an intellectual and emotional level.

Barry Scott is tremendous as JJ, exposing the very essence of human frailty and misfortune. A decidedly robust stage presence, he seems to shrink before our eyes, fading into the fabric of his character. Chip Arnold also offers a sincere portrayal of Mark, a Good Samaritan who steps in to help JJ even as he struggles with his own insecurities and disappointments. .

Just as art often serves as a reflection of our society, Reyland is hoping it also can spark social change. “Stand” represents an unprecedented effort by local theatre companies to work together with organizations working with the homeless in their community to raise awareness about the issue. The play will be presented at Theatre on San Pedro Square with half of the proceeds benefiting Home First in San Jose.

“Stand” is a unique theatrical experience, to be sure. After each show, the cast will lead a brief talkback session. With storytelling of this caliber, you can bet that the conversation will continue long after you leave the theatre.