Beyond Borders: DSGD 104 Design Student Exhibition

August 16, 2019 @ 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

August 17, 2019 @ 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

August 18, 2019 @ 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Students from the Graphic Design program present their various design projects, exploring the theme of “Borders: Migrants and Refugees”. Their work will be featured at the Hammer Theatre and in the SJSU Design Gallery. 

CLA Presents: Reed 152 Featuring Jonathan Franzen

September 20, 2019 @ 7:00 PM


Franzen’s great loves are literature and birds, and The End of the End of the Earth is a passionate argument for both. Where the new media tend to confirm one’s prejudices, he writes, literature “invites you to ask whether you might be somewhat wrong, maybe even entirely wrong, and to imagine why someone else might hate you.”

Shanghai Quartet in concert and residency

October 12, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

One of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles, the Shanghai Quartet’s elegant style melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire, allowing it to traverse musical genres including traditional Chinese folk music, masterpieces of Western music, and cutting-edge contemporary works.

A Conversation with Sonia Nazario

October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 PM


Join us for an interactive talk with Sonia Nazario, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist for The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times. Her stories and articles have tackled some of this country’s most intractable problems: hunger, drug addiction, imimigration.


Libro centroamericano de los muertos: A Conversation and Bilingual Poetry Reading with Mexican Poet Balam Rodrigo

November 14, 2019 @ 3:00 PM

Balam Rodrigo, an acclaimed poet and dynamic speaker from Chiapas, Mexico, joins us in November for a bilingual public event at the Hammer Theatre and a day-long creative writing workshop in Spanish, co-sponsored by the Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center.


Dreamer Project: A Undocuplay

November 15,16, 21-23 2019 @ 7:30 PM

November 24, 2019 @ 1:00 PM

Undocumented students share their story in the Dreamer Project, a verbatim theatre piece created from interviews with SJSU students. Follow these young people on their continuing journeys from Mexico and Central America and learn about the issues surrounding those who seek to find a home in the U.S..

Bang-Bang You’re Dead!

December 7, 2019 @ 2:00 PM

December 7, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

The Department of Film and Theatre’s School Touring Ensemble Program (STEP) presents its theatrical production of Bang-Bang You’re Dead! written by William Mastrosimone and directed by Buddy Butler, to help enable and empower students to put an end to the escalating trend of violence and bullying in schools today.


Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.


Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM

Public Transit

Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)