Shows & Events

Featuring exciting works from the worlds of theater, dance, music, and more, @THESTRAND will further develop A.C.T.’s dynamic and intimate performance complex into a unique San Francisco venue where audiences can discover, engage, and explore arts of all mediums. Recent performers include Martin Moran, The Skivvies, and Bill Irwin.

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The Strand Theater

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The Strand Theater

1127 Market Street, San Francisco

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“Brings his own distinctive every-guy’s
perspective to the galumphing march of

The New York Times


Colin Quinn: One in Every Crowd

Dec 14–17
A.C.T.’s Strand Theater
1127 Market Street

From the old MTV days to SNL to Comedy Central to HBO’s Girls to hit Broadway shows, Colin Quinn is apparently refusing to leave the business. With his sly, razor-sharp wit and unique perspective, Quinn is a master of comedic observation and storytelling. So, if you enjoyed his other one-man shows, or you are just at a place in your life where you’re lost and need intelligent laughs, come see his new show in his only Bay Area appearance: One In Every Crowd.




“All hail Louie Anderson! [He has] the ability
to swing from silliness to surrealism to abject
and unexpected sadness . . . nobody knows
how to do it better”

The Hollywood Reporter

Louie Anderson: Dear Dad

Jan 10–14
A.C.T.’s Strand Theater
1127 Market Street

Three-time Emmy Award winner Louie Anderson brings his New York Times bestselling memoir Dear Dad to the stage in this exclusive San Francisco engagement at The Strand.

Whether he’s portraying Zach Galifianakis’s mother on the FX hit Baskets or winning over audiences worldwide with his unique brand of stand-up, iconic comedian Louie Anderson has inspired and entertained with his inimitable brand of humor and warmth. In his one-man show, Dear Dad, Anderson recounts his unique upbringing through the touching and outrageous letters he wrote to his late father. A journey full of laughs, love, and possibilities, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see one of today’s top comedians share this powerful story in the intimate Strand Theater.



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