Bay Area Women's Theatre Festival

Celebrating Women-plus and Non-Binary Artists across the Bay Area

When COVID shut down our 2020 festival just after its beginning, we worked to get online content to you for entertainment, catharsis and community during this time!

Every artist involved in any content put up by baWTF - streaming or recorded - was compensated (in a few cases, artists asked that their payment go to a cause close to their heart). Thank you for your support. We've left this page up to remind you of what was to be...


3 months of plays, musicals, readings, events, a 24-hour performance festival - and we want you there with us!

Our BIGGEST event is AMPLIFY! a 24-Hour Celebration of Women+ in Performance. We are taking over the entire Brava! for Women in the Arts building in SF's Mission District and from 6pm on April 18th-6pm on April 19th, we are filling every stage, lobby and hallway with performances by your favorite Bay Area artists - and hopefully a few that become your favorites! Join us Saturday April 18 and Sunday April 19, 2020 (yes, you can stay all 24 hours if you would like) - children's programming is primarily on Sunday morning and early afternoon. More below...

Ticketing for our Classical Reading Series & Women of Color Reading Series are available as details for each reading are finalized. These readings are FREE to the public - these are plays we want SEEN and HEARD - but we will accept donations to help us pay our artists for their work and fund the festival as a whole. All of our readings are listed on our Full Festival Calendar.

Interested in seeing full productions by our participating theatres at a discount? Buy a Festival Pass and unlock 20% off shows across the Bay Area -
all shows are listed on our Full Festival Calendar - see how many shows written & directed by women+ and non-binary artists with at least 50% women+ on & off stage YOU can see this spring!


Part Fringe Festival, Part Epic Slumber Party.

24 hours of performances showcasing the work of women+ and non-binary artists - comedy, burlesque, stand up, drama, children's programs, solo shows, musicals, workshops, works in progress, devised pieces...a little something for everyone. Buy your ticket and come/go as you please over the 24 hours. Or stay with us for the duration!

BRAVA is wheelchair-accessible - there is reserved wheelchair & companion seating in the 3 main performance spaces (the Main Stage, the Cabaret, and the Studio). Wheelchair seating in the Main Stage is in the front row. Wheelchair seating in the Studio and the Cabaret is in the front, audience left. The main lobby bathrooms both have ADA Accessible stalls, the Cabaret space has single stall bathrooms. There is an elevator to the 2nd floor for access to the Studio and Main Stage balcony levels. Event space is not scent free.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have accessibility needs or questions.

The Bay Area Women's Theatre Festival is a member of Intersection for the Arts. Intersection for the Arts is a historic arts nonprofit that provides people working in arts and culture with fiscal sponsorship and resources to grow. Our fiscal sponsorship by Intersection for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, allows us to offer you tax deductions for your contributions.

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