As the Hammer Theatre prepares to welcome patrons back for the 2021-2022 season, the health and safety of our guests and staff is our greatest priority. As of Aug 19, 2021 an important change to the safety protocols is being implemented.


The Hammer Theatre will require proof of full vaccination for all patrons to attend any performance or event. To provide proof of vaccination, you will need to provide your vaccine card, either paper or a digital copy, showing your name and date of final shot (must be 2 weeks prior), as well as a corresponding photo ID.


All patrons and staff are required to wear masks indoors until further notice in accordance with Santa Clara County’s most recent health order. If state, county, or city requirements for public gatherings change, we will update our policies accordingly. If you do not have a mask, our ushers can provide one at entry.


More information on Hammer Theatre’s fall 2021 schedule and COVID-19 FAQs are available on the Hammer Theatre website. Questions?  Contact us at


DONATIONS : The Coronavirus outbreak is having a direct financial impact on our venue and the people who try to earn a living bringing you high-quality arts and entertainment.  If you would like to support our mission during this difficult time please consider making a donation to our organization.


     Watch highlights from previous events
and performances.


Watch highlights from previous events and performances.

Hammer Theatre Center

Downtown San Jose

San José State University

Join us for a journey along the El Camino Real, with our guides, The Ronstadt Brothers. Debuting songs from their new folk album, you’ll listen new songs and instrumentals woven from fist-hand stories from the Camino. Produced by the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies

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Award-winning choreographer Doug Varone’s NYC-based dance company comes to Hammer Theatre Center to perform three stunning pieces, featuring students from the SJSU Department of Dance. Tickets are available for in-person and livestreamed shows!

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