by Pam Coates on September 28, 2012

The San Francisco Theater Festival and Art Fair is an annual showcase of the region’s theater companies, solo performers and artists. It is unique in that all types of theater are presented, including drama, comedy, one-acts, excerpts, scenes, musical theater, solo performers, improv, children’s shows and new works. The festival began in 2004 as a celebration of local theater. It has become one of the Bay Area’s most popular one-day free summer festivals. The Festival program consists of short performances at eight indoor and outdoor stages. This year the festival comes to one of San Francisco’s oldest districts (also part of the theater district) – the Tenderloin.

The SF Theater Festival also features 8 shows and activities for children aged 10 and under and includes juggling, acrobatics, circus arts, magic and more! Have you ever wanted to be a clown? Here is your chance with Nancy Gold in her Clown performance and workshop. Let your imagination go wild. Have fun. Come Frolic. Create the magic of being a clown.
In addition to the celebration of theater that is the SF Theater Festival, we will also feature original works of 24 local artists in our Art Festival. The central feature of this inaugural event will be live painting by 4 muralists creating original pieces on two 8’ x 24’ walls during the festival.
It’s Fun, Festive and Free!
When: Sunday, September 30, 2012, 11a – 5 pm. Shows are usually 20/40 minutes and go on all day at 8 indoor and outdoor stages. Visit our website,, for more information.
Where: Ellis Street between Leavenworth & Hyde Streets. (500 block) Children’s shows and activities at 570 Ellis Street. Break out venues include 134A Golden Gate Avenue.
Tickets: Free Admission.

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