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“My students had so much fun using their body movements to tell stories along with the fun song. Thank you so much for providing such fun and engaging programming to get the kids (and the teacher!) moving and laughing.”

- 3rd Grade Teacher

Family Memberships

Access the full season of shows (including this one!)

Benefits include:

  • Bring all the children in your family
  • Book as many shows as you want
  • We’re serious:
    As many shows as you want!
    Come every weekend!
    (We know you want to.)

 

Elephant and Piggie Jumps

Best Time Ever Pals!

Piggie is excited, because she has no idea what is going to happen today—which means that anything is possible. Like skipping. Or ping pong. Or a party invitation! Party invitation?! Good thing Gerald knows how to party!

Join Mo Willems’ two most unlikely pals as they sing and dance (well, Gerald tries to dance) through the joys and trials of everlasting friendship. 

Performance runs 50 minutes.

Recommended for all ages

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Kids Need the Arts and We Need You

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Donor Support Levels

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 Donors who give between $100-$2,499 help maintain day to day operations; such as teacher trainings, costumes and props for our award-winning Academy program, and Student Matinees to name a few.

Students sit in a circle doing the same hand movements while smiling.Donors who give between $2,500-$9,999 help support higher level planning and programming that links our mission & values .

For example, support for our newly developed community outreach program and seasoned education outreach program provides several flexible and easy-to-implement specialized workshops and residency programs. The majority of our outreach work focuses on student populations in underserved communities, who attend schools with a 60% or higher free or reduced lunch percentage. 

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We are still in rebuild mode and ticket sales alone do not cover the costs of our productions and outreach programs. Without Angel Supporters providing gifts of $25,000, $50,000, $100,000, and more – our work to entertain and inspire thousands of children and families would not be possible.

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Your Business, Our Audience

Customize a partnership and have the opportunity to support children throughout the Bay Area, as well as align your company’s charitable mission with our award-winning theatre and community outreach programs that inspire thousands of children and families. 

Questions? Contact Gabrielle Chappple at gabrielle@bactheatre.org

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You can double your support of Bay Area Children’s Theatre by having your gift matched by your employer. Contact your employer to find out if they match charitable gifts and request a match.   

Questions? Contact Gabrielle Chapple at gabrielle@bactheatre.org (We can help provide communication and acknowledgment of your gift.)

Play Dress Up With Us!

Take a look at our themed weekends and pose in our fun fashion shows!

Your Donation At Work!

Bay Area Children’s Theatre has always approached our programming in a unique and contemplative manner. Taking proactive steps to understand the needs of the communities we serve, while also pushing towards innovative learning techniques to help expand children’s horizons. This season has presented several obstacles all stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, but at every step of the way, we have risen to the challenge and continued to find success in reaching children and families. From our onstage productions to our robust community outreach programs, children have had the opportunity to laugh and learn together again.

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Onstage Theatre

This past season we invited over 4,000 adults and children back to in-person outdoor theatre through our productions of Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus at California Shakespeare Theatre and two other Bay Area locations. The Imaginaries (an original musical) opened to sold-out audiences and reached nearly  6,000 adults and children through this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience that marked BACT’s 100th production! In our current season, we are offering some family favorites: Llama Llama, Elephant and Piggie, A Year With Frog and Toad, and more!

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Academy Premier Theatre Training

Our Academy Studio is a dedicated home for our award-winning Advanced Performers program and our extensive theatre education classes and camps. Serving nearly 400 students our Academy also offers a robust scholarship program holding two-five spots per class/camp for scholarship recipients. We have been able to grant 100% of all scholarship requests to families who need the support.

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Outreach Programs

As educators continue to face a mountain of obstacles this school year it is important that providing in-school theatre arts programming is not one of them. All BACT community outreach programs are 100% free to schools and educators. We reached nearly 17,000 students in grades K-8th this last school year by providing several flexible and easy-to-implement specialized workshops and residency programs and we are on track to reach 25,000 students this school year. BACT is focused on introducing children of all backgrounds to the excitement of theatre and ensuring every child has access to arts education. 

BACT believes everyone should have access to the arts! For low-income families interested in our financial assistance program, please reach out to .

Download the Audience Guide

Learn about the show, actors, and FUN Llama facts! Click the image to download the guide.

Performing at BACT Berkeley Central

We’re thrilled to perform at the beautiful Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda, CA. 

Let us provide brunch!

Pre-purchase a Llama Llama Brunch Box and enjoy it during the show. Every Brunch Box includes…

  • Mini Bagels with Spreads (Cream Cheese and Jelly)
  • Assorted Pastries
  • Fresh Fruit Variety
  • Oatmeal Bars + Drinks


Yum! Perfect for parties of 4-5!

2055 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

Be prepared to show the following so you can have fun at the show!

  • Temperature Checks
  • Vaccination OR
    Negative Covid Test (for CHILDREN + ADULTS)
  • Masks are required

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COVID-19 Policy

We ask audience members to show up early to the show to go through our COVID Check-In process. Please read our COVID policy before coming to the show!