We transform storefronts along downtown San Rafael’s shopping district into temporary performance spaces. Join us, up and down San Rafael’s Fourth Street, and discover (or re-discover) downtown San Rafael, and the fun of live theater right in front of you.
AlterTheater’s ensemble of artists includes the best established, and the most promising emerging, artists in the Bay Area. From legends like Will Marchetti and Frances Lee McCain, to Princess Grace apprentice Matt Jones, our actors appear on stages all over the Bay Area. You’ve seen our actors at A.C.T., Berkeley Rep, TheatreWorks…but at AlterTheater, they’re just inches away from you!
Like our artists, our plays include works by the best playwrights of today–including Pulitzer Prize winners Arthur Miller, Lynn Nottage, Nilo Cruz–and the best emerging playwrights, new voices for tomorrow’s theater. Experimental and established, veterans and apprentices, AlterTheater supports local artists and presents voices from the wide range of American theater.