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2020 Preview


The theme for the San Francisco International Arts Festival in 2020 is IN DIASPORA: I.D. for the New Majority and will run at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture from May 19–31.

I.D. asks artists to contemplate the changing demographics of the United States of America and / or apply the ideas of social justice to reflect on the conditions of minority, migrant, disenfranchised and/or displaced peoples in other countries.

Tickets On-Sale: Our first big day of 2020 will be Sunday March 1 when the full performance schedule is published, the Festival box-office opens and our Early Bird Tickets (40% off full price!) will be on-sale. The Early Bird deal continues until 11:59pm on Tuesday March 31.

International Artists: Cinematic Theatre (Hong Kong), Janusz Prusinowski Kompania (Poland), Mele Broomes (Scotland), Pop-Up Theatre (Russia), Ramiro Boero Trio (Argentina), Sinnoi (South Korea), Seinendan (Japan), Surplus 1980 (USA) with Christine Bonansea Dance Company (Germany), and Virpi Pahkinen Dance Company (Sweden).

Bay Area Artists: Adrian Arias, Art Critique Comedy Show, Anita Felicelli, Bandelion, Bay Area Theatre Sports, Bons Tempos Theatre Company, Brian Copeland, Chitresh Das Institute, Chris Carlsson, Eth-Noh-Tec, Fanna fi Allah, Florante Aguilar with Michael Dadap, Juliana Delgado Lopera, Heesoo Kwon, INI TAT, inkBoat, Jenna Bean Veatch, Karl Evangelista Quartet, Kiandanda Dance Theater, Laleh Khadivi, Luminance, May-lee Chai, Melody of China, Meron Hadero, Miranda Shepherd (aka Rosewater Vigilante), Nancy Au, Nejad, Notoriety Variety, Pulp, Purnamasari, Rhea Speights, Safehouse for the Arts, Samudra Dance Creations, Speakeasy Storyteller Series, STEAMROLLER Dance Company, Stephanie Hewett, Tien Hsieh and Us in the U.S.

Visual Arts Exhibitions and Installations: The visual arts make a welcome return to the Festival in 2020. More details will be available when tickets go on-sale on March 1.

Making Plans, Need Information? If you are visiting the Bay Area or making your plans before March 1 and need details on dates for specific artists or events prior to our general release of information, call us in the office at 415-399-9554 or send an email to and we will do our best to share details to help set your schedule to see the performances you want.



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