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Upcoming Events

Uptown Holiday Swing


November 30 – December 22


The Tabard Theatre presents

Uptown Holiday Swing


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

December 31

The 26th Annual Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show features nationally known political satirist Will Durst, Bay Area funny comedy human Johnny Steele, the improvisational wizardry of Debi Durst and Michael Bossier, the comedic stylings of Mari Magaloni, and the ever youthful pizazz of Arthur Gaus.

The show is comprised of stand up comedy, improvisation and loosely written sketches based on the major news stories of 2018, and there’s a cornucopia of delights to choose from.

The cast promises to mock and scoff and taunt with taste and make audiences laugh out loud on purpose.

Nineteen Jazz Ensemble

February 9

Nineteen is pleased to announce that Tom Kennedy ( will be our very special guest for our February 9th concert. As you can see by visiting his web page Tom is one of the most in-demand bassists in the country today. This concert will include a master class – date and Time TBA.


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.

Tabard Announces

The 1874 Fund

It’s expensive to care for a theatre in a building that is over 150 years old!  Through a Capitalization and Sustainability Grant from the City of San Jose, Tabard has been awarded  a $10,000 challenge grant to establish a $20,000 reserve fund for the care of our charming, historic theatre. This fund, called the  “1874 Fund” (named to commemorate the year Farmers Union opened in this building) will help pay for upgrades, repairs and maintenance of Tabard Theatre.  With the city challenge grant, every dollar you give right now becomes two!  Please support our efforts to preserve Tabard Theatre, a true downtown San Jose gem and “The Destination for Arts Discovery.”

Admission-Free Nerd Night

November 13

Since 2003, the Nerd Night Series has played in more than 100 cities around the world delighting audiences with informative, irreverent (sometimes ridiculous) and always thought-provoking TED-like talks—with drinks. Now Tabard Theatre brings this wonderful series, admission free, to San Jose—the birthplace of the Nerd!

Join us on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. for “Nerd Nite #00 aka The Beta Talks”.  Grab a beer or your favorite cocktail and learn something mind-blowing (with serious breaks for drinking and discussion!)

Topics for Nerd Nite #00:

  • Jennifer Tharp—How Black and Hispanic Babies are Cheaper and Easier to Get than White Babies
  • Alan Wu, Ph.D.—Modern Lab Medicine Applied to Historic World Figures
  • Dr. Seth Shostak—Looking for E.T.: Extrapolating Human Morphology

Pro Tip: Curious about the topics but not sure? Come anyway, you won't be disappointed!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 13—Tabard Theatre—7:00 p.m.!  Tabard will then, starting this January, host Nerd Nites on the last Tuesday of every month! Speakers and topics for Nerd Nite #00 will be announced soon!

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 Nick Nichols.


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