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Chabot College - STAGE ONE

25555 Hesperian Boulevard
Hayward, 94545

Stage One is located in the 1200 building. 

 EXT Stage One


Parking lot G is closest to all performance venues. A parking permit is required Monday - Saturday to park on Chabot Campus. Daily parking permits can be purchased from dispensers located in parking lots for $3. Dispensers accept both cash and credit card. See daily parking permit info


  • Tickets at the door will be for sale one hour before shows at the Box Office inside the Stage One lobby (subject to availability.) We accept cash, debit cards, and major credit cards. Service fees apply when using debit or credit cards.
  • If you've purchased tickets online, please show your printed or mobile ticket at the door.



• We do NOT allow outside food or drink inside the venues. Only bottled water.  

• Cameras, cellphones, laptops, audio & video recording devices are strictly prohibited during performances. We encourage patrons to take photos before the show and after the show and share to our social media platforms! Please note that the photo policy inside venues will vary depending on the production. 

• Large bags such as suitcases or backpacks blocking walkways are not permitted. 

• Strollers are not permitted inside the theater. Please prepare to park your stroller in the lobby.



• Be on time. It shows respect for the actors on stage and your fellow theater-goers. If you are late, you will be held in the lobby until an appropriate time for seating. Please allow for an usher or house manager to escort you into the theater. 

• Use the restroom before you sit down, or at intermission, not during the performance. It will not only disrupt the persons seated in your row and the rows around you, but also the actors on stage. 

• Unless there is an audience participation component to the play or musical, talking should be kept at a minimum. Theater seats are intimate and within close proximately to the stage. Do show your appreciation by clapping when appropriate times, and standing at the end of the show when all others around you are standing. 

• Your cellphones should be silenced or turned off. The vibrate setting breaks the mood for audience members too! 

• While it is tempting to leave the show early to catch the BART, avoid lines, avoid traffic, this can be disruptive. Do not leave the theater until the end of the show when actors are finished with bows, and have left the stage.



We understand that items may be left behind. We make every effort to reunite lost items with their owners. Please note that given our performance schedule, it may take 72 hours for us to check and respond. If you feel you have lost an item Stage One, email and provide the following information:

• Name and your contact information including telephone number and email

• Date & time of performance

• Your seating location

• Detailed description of your item



Please note that all audience members are required to show vaccine proof prior to attending a performance. Please bring your COVID-19 vaccination card or your Chabot College ID card (with vaccination sticker) to show at the door.

Face masks are no longer required to be worn in our campus buildings.

Show Information

• Most shows are unassigned seating. Please plan to arrive when doors open for best available seating. 

•Have your tickets ready and in hand! If you purchased your ticket online, you can show your ticket on your cell phone. If you need to purchase tickets, go directly to the box office. 

• Box Office and lobby opens one hour before show. Theatre doors typically open 30 minutes before show time.

 • If you should require ADA seating, please contact  so that we reserve a comfortable space for you and your companions. 

What is a PREVIEW?
Previews are show nights that are not quite finished yet. The purpose of previews are for the director and crew to identify problems and opportunities for improvement that they weren't finding during rehearsals. The cast is given a chance to perform the show in front of a live audience, but it is not the official version. Scenes may change, roles may be moved, songs may be eliminated. This is a chance for technical elements to be tested too. Lights, scenery, or props can be changed once experimented during a live performance. 

Previews can be great because your seat may be cheaper. Preview seats cost less than shows after opening night because you are not necessarily seeing the final product, and may even endure some minor hiccups during the performance. Theater enthusiasts attend preview nights, then again after the show has opened to see how the show has changed over time from it's raw form. They can claim they've seen an early draft of the show. 

•What are Pay-What-You-Can shows? Yes, we are serious about you determining the price of your ticket! Pay-What-You-Can allows you to purchase ANY seat in the house for as little as $1. We are committed to making our shows accessible to all. We set a suggested ticket price as a comfortable starting point, but we're counting on you to let us know what's right for you. If you can afford to, please consider paying a little extra to help cover those who can't. Pay-What-You-Can tickets are sold at the door only. Regular ticket prices apply if purchasing tickets online.