Z Space empowers artistic risk, collaboration, and camaraderie amongst artists and audience in the service of commissioning, developing, and producing new work.
What We Do
Z Space is a multifaceted arts venue, led by a woman and a trans man, that serves a diverse array of artists and audiences. Operating two venues, a 83-seat black box and a 244-seat main stage, Z Space fills an essential role in the Bay Area's arts ecology and continues to raise its profile and partnerships both regionally and nationally.
Annually, we reach approximately 21,000 audience members, 700 youth and children through Youth Arts (the vast majority are low-income, English Language Learners), and approximately 50 small and mid-size arts organizations through our curated rental and co-production program.
Some of our performing partners over the past few years have been: Youth Speaks (underserved racial communities), Sean Dorsey Dance (queer and trans communities), Fresh Meat Festival (queer and trans communities), 3 Girls Theatre (women), AXIS Dance (people with disabilities), Disability Dance Works (people with disabilities), and Chitresh Das (Asian communities). We serve these communities because we believe it is essential for the arts ecosystem to reflect the diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area. Unlike other theaters that operate on a fixed season and a singular artistic vision, Z Space thrives to embrace a multitude of artistic voices through a variety of programs and partnerships. We meet the needs of our communities by providing free and subsidized space, hosting open "salons" to have conversations about the issues facing the artistic community, and ensuring that all of our venues and facilities are welcoming and accessible.