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Upcoming Events

Beauty and the Beast

August 2-4

This classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Tabard’s Youth/Mentor show is a unique experience that provides young performers ages 7-16 the opportunity to rehearse and perform in the fully produced musical Disney Beauty and the Beast Jr. alongside experienced adult performers who serve as performing arts mentors. 

The Great American Sh*t Show

August 15, 8 pm

Brian Copeland (NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN, WAITING PERIOD) and Charlie Varon (RUSH LIMBAUGH IN NIGHT SCHOOL, RABBI SAM) join forces to present new monologues on life in the Age of Trump for one performance only in THE GREAT AMERICAN SH*T SHOW.

Join us for an evening of laughing… but more importantly, for an evening of THINKING as we explore how to deal with a family member who’s all in for the Donald when you’re not, trying to turn red congressional seats blue in the Central Valley, #MeToo and more.

Touch of Brass Tribute to

Tower of Power

August 17, 8 pm

San Jose’s Touch of Brass pays tribute to Tower of Power

Okay, San Jose! You asked! They’re back!

Having sold-out their Tower of Power tribute twice in the last few years, Tabard is pleased to present San Jose-based big band Touch of Brass in their tribute concert to Tower of Power, the renowned Oakland-based band that emerged in the 1970s as a horn-driven dynamic blend of R&B, soul, funk, and AM pop.

Here’s your chance to experience the music of the group that helped push the sound of brass-infused music into the rock era. And hearing it in Tabard’s intimate space will create an experience you won’t soon forget. It will be something you’ll talk about for a long time.

Come hear and feel Touch of Brass’  21-piece big band pay tribute to Tower of Power, America’s funkiest band celebrating over 50 years of sweet soul music!

Come get funky, like a bowlegged monkey!

Tabard’s 19th Season

South Bay Composers Concert

October 12

The Nineteen Jazz Orchestra in association with The Tabard Theatre Company is pleased to announce the return of the South Bay Composers Concert.

This concert event, originally conceived and hosted by Gus Kambeitz and San Jose Jazz back in 2009, offered an amazing opportunity for composers of any age or ability to have their compositions realized and performed by a professional big band jazz ensemble.  

NINETEEN Composers Concert Competition

The Nineteen Jazz Orchestra in association with The Tabard Theatre Company is pleased to announce the return of the South Bay Composers Concert Competition. We are accepting big band or other jazz compositions with all the parts orchestrated and arranged, and submissions for compositions that may need arrangement assistance and may only have a few parts to be performed by a small group.

The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate

Saturday, Nov. 23

The Dirty Downtown Jazz Syndicate is a group led by pianist/arranger and movie buff, Kevin McCullough. Fronted by sultry singer, Lauren Halliwell, and backed by horns and a killin’ rhythm section, they play music from spy movies, detective shows, film noir, and the like! If you mixed James Bond and Jessica Rabbit up with some fresh arrangements ranging from salsa to swing, surf to heartfelt ballads, that would be the DDJS in a nutshell! After mostly doing some smaller trio versions of the group or private parties around the bay for a time, they are happy to return to play for the public in downtown San Jose, where they first took flight!  — not only in full force, but with special guests on percussion as well!  

Youth Performing Arts Programs

Tabard Event

Tabard’s Summer Camps are fun adventures in musical theatre for youth of all skill levels! Each summer, we conduct two 1-week sessions and one 2-week session. Session I is for children ages 6 to 10, Session II is for children 7 to 12 and session III (two week) is for children/youth ages 8 to 14. Camps run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tabard Theatre.

Now Hiring Teachers

for Our After-school

Theatre Programs

The Tabard Theatre Company is now seeking qualified, experienced theatre teachers to work in our after-school theatre programs for children, grades K through 5.

For more information go to the button link above.

If interested contact our education director, Raul Avina.


Admission-Free Nerd Nite

July 30

Nerd Nite is a boozy, playful, and educational lecture series found in cities all around the world. Enjoy 20 minute talks from scientists, historians, game designers, and other nerds over drinks.

Directions to Tabard Theatre

29 N. San Pedro Street, Suite 200 | San Jose, CA 95110

Theatre on San Pedro Square

29 North San Pedro Street, Suite 200

San Jose, CA 95110