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San Jose Repertory Theatre

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Founded by James P. Reber in 1980 as San Jose's first resident professional theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre soon became the fastest growing regional theatre in the country.

San Jose Rep continues to be a major contributor to the national body of theatre literature, to produce theatre that engages the heart and mind, and is deeply relevant to the community and people's lives. "I believe that we respond to theatre that has real value in our lives, that explores our shared hopes and fears, that entertains, and that leaves us richer for the experience," says Artistic Director Rick Lombardo. "When the theatre does this it means we've been deeply touched-intellectually, emotionally or spiritually, and hopefully in all three ways."

As San Jose Rep celebrates more than 30 years of adventurous storytelling, the theatre remains as dynamic and forward-looking as ever but will always uphold its commitment to serve, reflect and enrich the lives of the community that has nurtured it.

The Mission of the San Jose Repertory Theatre is to engage, entertain and inspire people. We produce innovative theatrical performances that offer fresh perspectives into the human condition, educational programs that promote life-long learning, and outreach initiatives that benefit our diverse community.

Programs and Services

  • San Jose Rep serves the City of San Jose and the surrounding Santa Clara Valley/Silicon Valley, as well as the greater Bay Area.
  • San Jose Rep annually presents seven mainstage shows offering a variety of contemporary, classic, and new work.
  • San Jose Rep contributes to the growth of theatre in America through a variety of new play commissions and development programs.
  • San Jose Rep offers extensive community and educational outreach programs, including Red Ladder Theatre Company, Pay What You Will Night, Creative Dramatics Summer Workshops, Creative Playshop series for kids, post-show discussions, Insight Night, and student matinees; and serves as a community resource by making its facility available to other arts and community organizations as possible.
  • San Jose Rep is a member of Theatre Communications Group, the League of Resident Theatres, Theatre Bay Area, and the San Jose Arts Round Table and operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States, under an agreement with the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, an independent national labor union.

Rep Facts

  • Founded: 1980
  • Artistic Director: Rick Lombardo
  • Managing Director: Nick Nichols
  • Emeritus Artistic Director: Timothy Near
  • Board of Trustees President: Sharon Kirsch
  • Annual Mainstage Attendance: 100,000
  • Number of Mainstage Productions: 7
  • Number of Mainstage Performances: 189

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Details and Specs

Hours of Operation: Not Listed
Notes: None Listed
Box Office Hours:Tuesday - Friday 12pm - 6pm; 12pm - Curtain Time during show days
Box Office Phone:408.367.7255


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