at 3Below Theaters
288 S Second St, San Jose, CA
288 S Second St, San Jose, CA

Beyond the Stage

Throughout the season, we invite audiences to delve deeper into each production by joining us for Inside SJ Playhouse, free programs including Post-Performance Talk Backs, Educator Nights, Our First Responders and Non-Profits Nights, Student Matinees, and Fundraising opportunities. Support from our sponsors and donors enables us to keep many of these programs free or subsidized to the community.

Post-Show Talk Backs: 1st and Last Thursdays of the Run

Enjoy a post-performance conversation between the audience and members of the cast and artistic staff. Audience members can ask questions they might have about the production, actors, or even life in the theatre. Discussions are held at the end of select Thursday 7:30pm performances.

Educator Preview Opportunities

We invite educators to use our productions as yet another tool in your kit as you give your students the gift of exemplary education. Educators can be our guest at a performance early in the run in anticipation of joining the whole class for a field trip or giving students the opportunity to see the production on their own for extra credit. Our Educator Previews program includes a subsidized ticket to enjoy the performance (plus a discount on tickets for guests), a learning guide of activities and conversation starters, and box office coordination for additional (paid) tickets for students and their families to return to the production later in the run.

Giving Back to First Responders and Non-Profits

For over thirty years, San Jose Playhouse has offered blocks of complimentary tickets to affiliated non-profit agencies and first responders. We strongly believe in connecting with our neighbors and working together to expand the reach of the arts and enhance all lives.

Fundraising

At San Jose Playhouse, we have a strong commitment to giving back to the community that sustains us, and supporting others who do the same. If you are hosting an auction or other event to benefit the local community, you may request a pair of San Jose Playhouse tickets to use as a prize or auction item.

San Jose Playhouse also makes blocks of tickets available for non-profits to sell and keep from 25% to 40% of the proceeds. 

Student Field Trip Program

Students attend a pre-show workshop designed to help connect the themes of the play to their own lives, participate in a question and answer session with the artists following the performance and bring home a student guide that provides academic and real world connections to the production.

Field Trip Opportunities are available for middle and high school students for our Professional Series and Pre-School and Elementary Schools for our Clubhouse Series. Learn more…