May 12, 2020 Update

Even Though We Are Apart, You Are Always In Our Hearts!

Just a quick “Hello! How are you?” from all of us here at Chanticleers Theatre. We wanted to take a moment to let you know that we are thinking about you, and we hope that you and yours are well and healthy.

We encourage you to take a moment to watch this video message from our Artistic Director, John Baiocchi.

Please take care yourself and watch for more information soon regarding our plans for the remainder of our 2020 season and our planning for our 2021 season.

Stay well all of you,

Your Chanticleers Theatre Family


Theatre shows us that life can be comic and tragic. This is one of those moments when we can see both.

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, as responsible members of the East Bay community, Chanticleers Theatre will remain closed until health authorities in Alameda County and local H.A.R.D. authorities rollback orders to shelter in place.

The closure has been extended to 5/3/2020. Our next show will be The Foreigner. At this point in time, we planning to open The Foreigner on schedule, playing July 17 to August 9. However, we are suspending ticket sales until we know more. We still plan be able to deliver our full season’s shows, although the dates may need to change.

While we hope the current health emergency will be short-lived an d it will soon be safe to open the theatre’s doors again, we want to assure everyone that, if necessary, we will refund tickets already purchased. We will keep you updated on this website as things progress. Please check back often for updates. Stay safe! Stay healthy! Keep on laughing and smiling… until we see you here again at the theater!


Important Update Regarding Chanticleers Theatre’s Current Season

Bridges of Madison County and Mamma Mia postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic

First and foremost, all of us here at Chanticleers hope that you and yours are well and healthy. As we hope you are doing, we are strictly adhering to the Stay-At-Home and Social Distancing orders so that we can all come through this pandemic healthy.

As you know, Chanticleers Theatre is currently closed, with no rehearsals or performances taking place. However, the Board of Directors has been meeting via conference calls and planning, as best we can, for how to safely and responsibly resume our operations when the situation allows. At this point, and using our best judgement of future events, here is our current plan for our current season:

  1. The Bridges of Madison County, previously scheduled to open May 1st, will now open October 16th and run through November 15th (the time slot formerly allotted for Mamma Mia).
  2. The Foreigner will open as planned on July 17th, running through August 9th (no change to dates).
  3. Mamma Mia will now open our 2021 season and will open in February 2021. (The balance of our 2021 season is still being determined and will be announced once rights are obtained.)

For those who have purchased tickets and reserved a specific day to attend either The Bridges of Madison County or Mamma Mia, we will simply move your tickets to the same day within the new timeframe. Of course, if you would like to change days or request a refund, we are more than happy to accommodate your request – simply contact the box office staff at <MAILTO=””> or call 510-SEE-LIVE (733-5483). We appreciate your continued support.

Our Flex Pass holders will be sent a separate email with additional information regarding your options.

PLEASE NOTE: Prior to re-opening our theatre, we will have the entire facility cleaned and disinfected to ensure the safety of our audiences, staff and performers. In addition, we will follow all health department guidelines for any recurring cleaning recommended at that point in time. Your health and safety are of utmost importance to us!

All of us at Chanticleers want to thank you for your patience and we appreciate your support. And, when the situation allows, we hope that you will not only see our shows but also support the wide range of theatre available here in the Bay Area. All theatre companies are struggling to get back on our feet and we all need your support now more than ever.

Chanticleers Board of Directors