Welcome to the website of the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle! 

Join us in celebrating the fine work of these and other Bay Area theatre companies at the 41st Annual SFBATCC Excellence in Theatre Awards for 2016 Gala being held on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the historic Victoria Theatre in San Francisco...

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Click HERE for this year's Special Awards.

Click HERE for a list of this year's nominees.


The SFBATCC urges you to 

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currently running in the Bay Area. Click HERE for specific show information.


SFBATCC is a private 501(a) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and serving theatres of all types and sizes in the greater region by recognizing excellence and outstanding achievement in the field. Active since 1976, the Circle consists of reviewers covering theatre in all nine Bay Area counties, across various media, who are voted into membership by existing members based on the quality and consistency of their reviews. The Circle hosts an annual awards ceremony each Spring to celebrate superior work in the previous year.

To quote past President Jerry Friedman:  The purpose of the Circle was and still is to promote the growth and recognition of theatre in the Bay Area; to promote a continuing fellowship among its members; to advance the professionalism of theatre criticism; to encourage research, discussion and study of the problems and techniques of theatre; to strengthen and maintain the highest standards of service and ethical conduct by all members; to exchange ideas and experiences that may enhance and improve the professional knowledge of the membership; to solicit gifts and grants to further the organization's goals; and to reward excellence in all phases of theatrical production through the Circle's annual awards.

Browse our website to learn more about the Circle, its current members, links to their reviews, recommendations on what to "Go See!', Bay Area theatre news, and upcoming events. The Photo Gallery features pictures from previous awards ceremonies.