Guest Shows

Approximately 20 weeks out of the year, Z Space rents out their theatre so that the best artists in theatre, music, dance, film, literature and other genres have a premier venue to bring their work to the public.

We are proud to have hosted the likes of Litquake, LINES Ballet, Eddie Izzard, Zhukov Dance, the Kronos Quartet, and many more.

Post:Ballet presents “Hi-5”

Nov 20 - Nov 22

Post:Ballet's debut fall season "Hi-5" will feature an intimate collection of works that highlight our exceptional dancers and Dekkers' diverse choreography. Audiences are invited to catch a first glimpse of Do Be, our highly anticipated evening-length collaboration with San Francisco-based contemporary musical ensemble 'The Living Earth Show', premiering in March 2015. The other pieces being performed are Yours is Mine, Dekkers' recent creation for Atlanta Ballet's Wabi Sabi, with an invigorating score by Philadelphia-based composer Jonathan Pfeffer, Flutter, Dekkers’ very first work for Post:Ballet, set to music by Steve Reich and J.S. Bach, and Sixes and Seven, set to the final episode from Philip Glass' epic Einstein on the Beach.

Imaginary Radio Program (Drennon Davis & DJ Real) meets Nato Green

Nov 25 8:00 PM

An amazing night of comedy is coming to Z Space, including DRENNON DAVIS, DJ REAL, NATO GREEN and Jane Harrison. Not to be missed!

Inside the head of San Francisco comic Drennon Davis lives an imaginary radio full of sexually-charged funk songs and Morrissey impressions. The festival favorite Imaginary Radio Program combines live-looped songs with sketch comedy featuring DJ Real. Z Space presents a unique double-bill of the Imaginary Radio Program and stand up comedian Nato Green. Also featuring Jane Harrison and special guests

Singer-Songwriter Rachel Garlin with band

Dec 6 8:00 PM

From the Berkeley Hills to the Isles of Scotland, from Keith Haring’s graffiti to the studio of an elusive artist, from the poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks to letters and words exchanged between friends and loved ones, Rachel Garlin guides her listeners on a winding road of language, images, and the creative process in her forthcoming album, “Wink at July.” Tonal ballads and bandy melodies provide a seamless interplay of storytelling and music that encourage listeners to reminisce, toe-tap, find delight, or take solace while navigating the landscapes of our existence.

The Twentieth Wife

a collaboration by kathak dancer Farah Yasmeen Shaikh and author Indu Sundaresan

Jan 16 - Jan 18

Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, kathak artist, in collaboration with acclaimed author Indu Sundaresan, present The Twentieth Wife, a tale of one of India's most powerful women, Empress Noor Jahan, told through dance, live music, multi-media and live narration by Indu Sundaresan.

Set amidst the the splendor and luxury of the opulent courts of the Mughal Empire of India, Noor Jahan is the twentieth wife of Emperor Jahangir. Living in the imperial harem, she assumes great power bestowed upon her by her husband, who loves her obsessively, and trusts her beyond anyone else, and spends most of her life fighting fiercely to maintain her delicate power.

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LEVYdance presents Soar Jun 2014

LEVYdance kicks off its spring home season at Z Space with the world premiere of Soar. Soar is an immersive performance that places audiences... more

Upstairs on Z Space's main stage, 450 Florida St.


This Lingering Life Jun 2014

Z Space welcomes Theatre of Yugen to our Main Stage. In This Lingering Life we meet a woman with tragic hair, feudal warriors, a... more

A World Premier. Presented by Theatre Yugen.


Chasing Mehserle May 2014

From Intersection's acclaimed resident theatre company Campo Santo and The Living Word Project (the resident theater company of Youth Speaks) comes the world... more

By Chinaka Hodge Directed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph


THREE May 2014

Two swiftly emerging dance companies, with wildly different aesthetics, working from opposite sides of the country, join forces to present THREE. Known for fierce... more


BART Life Apr 2014

BART Life is a series of drawings and paintings created by artists Diane Ramirez and Stephen Kral that record and detail the charming and... more

Free and Open to the Public.



Sean Dorsey Dance returns to the San Francisco stage April 24-26, 2014 with an evening of powerful dances: a WORLD PREMIERE excerpt from Dorsey&rsquo... more

SEAN DORSEY DANCE: 2014 HOME SEASON a world premiere and an audience favorite (April 24-26, 2014)

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Talking/Dancing/DanceForms Mar 2014

Holley Farmer, member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for 12 years (1997-2009) and Cunningham’s last muse, presents the premiere of a rare... more

At Z Below, Free to the Public


Habit of Art Mar 2014

Z Space is thrilled to welcome back Theatre Rhinceros, San Francisco's premier live queer theatre group, with Habit of Art, the latest by... more

At Z Below, 470 Florida St.


Women of Letters Mar 2014

Smash-hit Australian literary salon Women of Letters returns to the US for the second year running. Co-curated by writers Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire,... more


Kronos: Under 30 / #5 World Premiere Feb 2014

Kronos Quartet continues its hometown 40th anniversary celebrations with four performances at Z Space, presented by Kronos Performing Arts Association! Join Kronos for the... more


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Whether you are an modern ballet with elaborately sculpted set pieces, a beautifully intricate string quartet performing with a video artist, an independent film wanting to avoid a small rundown theatre, a stand up comedian performing solo, or a company that needs that perfect creative space for your team builder, Z Space is one of the premier venues in the Bay Area for staging your performance or event. With two theatres, crystal clear sound system with multimedia capabilities, and professional staff, it's our aim to give you the tools for your endeavor to be a success.

  • Non-profit and corporate rates
  • Both weekly and daily rentals available.
  • Z Space Main stage – 229 seats
  • Lobby with full bar in upstairs theater
  • Z Below – 85 seats
  • Prime location in San Francisco’s Mission District

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Z Space Main Stage Photos
External and Interior Shots (top row)—Photos by Alexandra Farias.
Z Space in action (bottom row, l to r)—Mugwumpin' (photo by Pak Han), Liss Fain Dance, Opera Parallele

Z Below
Photos by James Faerron

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