For Audiences

Want to learn more about creating great theater? Dive deep into a production with our performance guide, Words on Plays, and join fellow theatergoers for hands-on workshops, inspiring artist discussions, and exciting social events. For every subscription show on A.C.T.'s mainstage, we are thrilled to offer the following audience engagement opportunities:

Words on Plays

Central to A.C.T.'s mission is the development of a lively and thought-provoking dialogue with our community. Words on Plays, A.C.T.'s in-depth performance guide series, is designed to enhance the theatergoing experience, offering the audience a variety of ways to learn about the plays, productions, and people who make theater happen on A.C.T.'s stages.

Each entertaining and informative issue of Words on Plays contains a synopsis, advance program notes, study questions, and additional background information about the historical and cultural context of the play. Order the latest issue of Words on Plays.


Join us for special InterACT events before or after select perfomances.


Have your bicycle valet parked by the San Francisco Bike Coalition. Valet bike parking will be available one hour prior to curtain. Patrons are asked to bring their own locks. Patrons who bike to the theater receive a special discount on tickets ($35 Orchestra, $25 Mezzanine, and $10 Balcony), using code THEATERSFBC online or by phone. To learn more about the SFBC, visit

Before the curtain goes up, get behind the artistic process at this fascinating preshow discussion with the director and artistic staff.

Following the show, discuss the minds, motives, and behaviors of the characters with a member of the psychiatric team at San Francisco’s Kaiser Permanente Medical Center.


Learn firsthand what goes into the making of great theater. After the show, join us for a lively onstage chat with the actors, designers, and artists who develop the work onstage.

The best LGBT night in town! Mingle with the cast and fellow theatergoers while enjoying free drinks and treats at this popular afterparty.

Before the show, raise a glass at this wine tasting event featuring a selection of tastings from Wine Night sponsor Wente Vineyards, the country’s oldest continuously operated, family-owned winery located in the Bay Area’s Livermore Valley.


A.C.T. invites you to join us in the theater immediately following your performance for a discussion and Q&A about the show you've just seen. The discussion will be moderated by A.C.T. dramaturg Michael Paller.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Before this matinee performance, get hands-on with theater with the artists who make it happen at this interactive workshop.

*Most events are free for ticket holders. Please note that performance times vary.

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