About Z Space

Z Space is a hub for artists and audiences to revel in the creation, development and production of outstanding new work. Under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director Lisa Steindler, Z Space commissions, develops, and produces works from a variety of disciplines, including theater, dance, visual art, music, and performance art. Since 2009 we have managed and operated a 13,000 sq/ft, 229-seat performing arts venue and gallery in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, where artists of all stripes rehearse, perform and exhibit their latest creations. Z Space has recently announced the opening of Z Below, a 2,100 sq/ft 88-seat second stage which is ideal for the development of new work, and will allow the organization to provide more rehearsal and performance options for its companies in residence.

Some of our signature programs are: Z Space New Work, a development program that supports artists and ensembles from conception to realization of unique works, Word for Word, an in-house theatre company that transforms works of literature verbatim to the stage, and Youth Arts, Z Space’s outreach to schools, promoting literacy and engaging students’ creativity.

Z SPACE, 450 Florida Street | Photo by Alexandra Farias