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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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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
Sept. 27 Joanne Le Blanc and the Fugitive Blues Band Blues
Oct. 11 Ciaran MacGowan Band Jazz
Nov. 1 Top Shelf Big Band Big Band
Nov. 8 Kings 5 Jazz



Tabard 2015-2016 Season Presents



September 23–October 16

TURN UP THE DIAL... From the underground dance clubs of Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS follows the courageous story of a white 1950s DJ who wants to change the world and an up-and-coming black singer ready for her big break.

MEMPHIS garnered four 2010 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Orchestrations. With book and lyrics by Joe Di Pietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; Over the River And through the Woods) and music and lyrics by Bon Jovi's David Bryan, this explosive musical also garnered multiple Drama Desk awards and Outer Critics Circle awards, including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Composer, and Outstanding Orchestrations.

MEMPHIS will be directed by award-winner Jay Manley, with music direction by Catherine Snider, and choreography by Dottie Lester-White.




Guest Event


Third Friday of Each Month

Noon Arts & Lectures

Suggested $5 Door Donation
Tickets and Info:
Time of event: 12:10pm - 12:50

Coming Up Next—Third Friday of Each Month (check back for details)




Tabard Events Presents

Jazz Nights with NINETEEN

October 22

Bay Area Premiere of the brand new Wynton Marsalis arrangement of the John Coletrane Masterpiece A Love Supreme.




Tabard Season Presents



December 2–16

‘TIS THE SEASON… Just in time for the holidays comes a fun, funny, joyful, entertaining comedy-with-music featuring a youthful twist on the holiday classic.

Join us for this modern re-telling of A Christmas Carol told through the eyes, imagination, and references of 21st century youth, as written by Amy Roberts with Chloe Allen, Miles Bayer, Connor Chancey, Emily Anne Goes, Samantha Goes, and Claire Lentz.

Who knows what or who will show up? Throw in the melodies of traditional holiday carols joined with original contemporary lyrics, and A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS MASHUP may prove to be a new holiday tradition that will delight audiences of all ages for years to come.

A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS MASHUP will be directed by Charlynn Knighton.




Tabard Presents

Big Band Christmas Surprise
NINETEEN Jazz Orchestra

December 17–18

NINETEEN returns with its fabulous, exciting, not-to-be-missed concert of holiday music done Big Band Style!Every performance will feature 2 surprise guest vocalists and a surprise local celebrity reading "Letters to Santa".

Only three performances that will surely sell out, so get your tickets now.

Subscribers: Your discounted tickets to NINETEEN'S concerts are in addition to your subscription to Tabards six Main Stage productions. Call 408-679-2330 to get your discounted subscriber rate.




Guest Events Presents

Truth n' Reconnection

Presented by: Akoma Arts

December 29–30

Akoma Arts offers a wide range of life changing programs to individuals, professionals, schools and corporations. Akoma's programs include workshops, interpersonal skill development, and musical performances. Our programs combine the therapeutic and healing effects of drumming and dancing as our classes and workshops integrate traditional and modern approaches to music, rhythms, movement and sound to promote physical, mental, and emotional balance.

Time of Event: 8:00pm - 9:30pm both days
Phone number for tickets/info: 408.506.6988




Tabard Presents

Will Durst —
The Big Fat Year-End Kiss-Off Comedy Show XXIV

December 31

For the 24rd consecutive year, Will Durst and his merry band of pranksters are proud to take their end-of-the-year comedy extravaganza to the Bay Area’s far-flung nooks and crannies, bringing their hilarious New Year’s celebration to the people.

The Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show features a riotously uproarious collection of skits, sketches, and stand- up, all focused on the year of our Lord 2016.