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We make theater. Live experiences, where our heartbeats sync up, and the many individuals become one community. Where seeing a vision of home in an Istanbul gecekondu inspires us to remember our own past homes, and to think about our neighbors in the Bay Area, both housed and unhoused.

This is why we are extremely sad to announce that we are canceling the rest of the run of ON THE PERIPHERY, in accordance with the Governor’s newly updated recommendations on COVID-19 (coronavirus), effective Saturday March 14.

Our creative team, our staff, and everyone involved in this remarkable, TBA-recommended production dearly wanted to share it with you, and our own hearts are breaking.

If you have tickets for an upcoming performance (3/14 or later), we would be pleased to transfer those to either company’s fall show, refund you, or gratefully acknowledge you for donating them back to our companies. Visit for details on how to change your tickets.

For those who are able, we hope you will donate to a special On the Periphery fund for Crowded Fire and Golden Thread, or to any relief fund for artists (such as Ijeoma Oluo’s in Seattle). As small non-profit theaters, we put everything into our productions, and our artists — whose jobs rely on public gatherings — need your support now.

We wish you well in all ways, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

With much love,
The producing partners,
Torange Yeghiazarian and Michelle Mulholland at Golden Thread Productions
Mina Morita and Bethany Herron at Crowded Fire Theater


Purchase Single Tickets: Prices range from $15–35. Come early in the run and save!
Previews: Pay What You Can at the door (cash only)

New: The Friendlier Flex Pass!

Purchase Flex Passes: Our flex pass gets you four General Admission tickets to be used at any point throughout the season. Use all four for one performance and bring your friends, or spread them out through the season!

Inspired by our HIVE Program partners at Ubuntu, for 2019, Crowded Fire will be be upgrading our Friendly Flex Pass, into pay-what-you-can season flex passes!

The “true cost” — everything that goes into making theater for you — of these four tickets is around $290. Single ticket prices could run you up to $140 — market value for tax reasons is $94 — previously priced at a pocket-book-friendly $60 — now, you set the price! We want to make sure everyone can access our theater, while recognizing that many people are eager to pay closer to the true cost of the ticket — or their ticket plus more, to support tickets for those who can’t afford more. It’s all up to you!

Click here, select the Friendlier Flex Pass, then fill in your amount.

Buying a Friendlier Flex Pass as a gift? Great idea! This code can be used by anyone. Within 1 day of purchase, you will receive a code that you may enter when you are ready to select your tickets. If you are buying as a gift, simply forward your confirmation email with the code to your bestie, and they will be ready to go. Or, if you are logged in already, the code will automatically pop up.

Note to EXISTING FLEX PASS HOLDERS: If you have purchased a flex pass and are trying to redeem your tickets:
1) Click purchase single tickets and log in to your existing account.
2) Add tickets to your cart as if you were making a purchase.
3) When checking out, there will be a button that says “apply flex pass.” Simply click on that, and your tickets will be credited to your pass with no additional charge.

Experiencing problems? Email for assistance.


We are proud to be a Blue Star TheaterCrowded Fire thanks those in our community who have served to protect our livelihoods. In thanks for your service, we offer active duty military personnel and veterans a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) ticket deal for any of our productions. Contact to make your Blue Star ticket reservation. 


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Plan Your Visit

Our Mainstage Productions are presented at the Potrero Stage (formerly known as the Thick House) at 1695 18th St. in San Francisco. There is generally plenty of street parking available in the evenings. Please note, we do not have dedicated theater parking/handicap parking spaces.

Public Transit Directions to Potrero Stage:

1)Take BART to 16th St Mission, and then take the 22 bus to 18th/Connecticut stop. Walk down the hill one block. The theater is on the left side of 18th St.

2) T to Sunnydale (or KT Ingleside, depending on where you get on) to Third/20th stop in the Dogpatch. Take the 22 bus at 20th Street (west of Third) to 18th/Connecticut stop. Walk down the hill one block. The theater will be on the left side of 18th St. coming from this direction.

CalTrain to 22nd St. stop. Walk north on Pennsylvania, turn left/west onto 18th St. to the Potrero Stage. (approx 0.7 mile walk) The theater will be on the right side of 18th St. coming from this direction.

There are many wonderful restaurants just a couple of blocks away from the theater. Click here for a Yelp list of the restaurants nearby.