COVID-19 Update

Dear Marshians,

In the midst of this Coronavirus, we recommend that you follow the Center for Disease Control’s COVID-19 prevention advice if you are coming to the theater or simply are out and about. To further support prevention, if you are sick, we encourage you to stay at home, please contact us in the
box office at 415-282-3055 Mon – Fri 1-4 pm or email us at if you wish to exchange your tickets to another date. The Marsh relies on ticket sales and your support to be sustainable.

Update – Monday, Mar 16, 2020


Due to the latest announcement from Mayor London Breed and San Francisco County, The Marsh staff will be working from home. We will be monitoring voicemail and email so we’ll be able to respond to all of your inquiries as soon as we can.

We are still planning to NOT have performances through March 31 and we may be extended that based on the new proclamation.

We’ll post more when we have solid information but until then, please make sensible choices and wash your hands.

Update – Friday, Mar 13, 2020

Dear Marshians,

It is with a heavy heart and with much deliberation, hand wringing and monitoring of the unfolding coronavirus outbreak and recommendations for “social distancing” we announce; 

The Marsh is postponing all shows as of tonight, Friday, March 13th through April 1st, 2020

The safety and health of our audience, students, staff and performers is our highest priority, and we believe this is the most responsible action to take at this time.

This includes postponing all remaining March shows—including:

Monday Night Marsh; Tell It On Tuesday; John Fisher’s Radical; Sherry Glaser’s Oh My Goddess!; Brian Copeland’s The Waiting Period and Grandma & Me; Adam Strauss’ The Mushroom Cure and Love: OCD Monologues; Penelope Poems; Slam Jam!; Wednesday and Friday Night Music and all adult and MYT youth classes and workshops. 

If you have purchased tickets for a performance after April 1st, 2020 please hang tight and keep a close eye on our website as we continue to monitor the situation. The Marsh survives and thrives from the support of its community and is currently exploring how to offer live performances in the coming weeks via virtual media. Stay tuned!

Meanwhile due to these unprecedented circumstances, which pose severe financial repercussions for our community and for The Marsh, we hope you will consider donating the cost of your ticket back to The Marsh as a tax-deductible donation. You may also opt to receive a ticket exchange for future attendance to a Marsh performance and/or request a full refund.

• Consider donating your tickets back to The Marsh as a tax-deductible contribution.By donating your tickets you will continue to support our organization’s performers, artists and staff during this unprecedented time. We will send you a receipt for your tax-deductible contribution.

• Receive a Ticket ExchangeGiven these unique circumstances, The Marsh is happy to make an exception to our regular policy by offering a ticket exchange for an upcoming Marsh performance.

• Request a Full RefundWe understand the financial ramifications these events have on everyone and if you wish to request a refund please use the information below to do so. Contact us in the box-office at 415-282-3055, Mon-Fri 1-4pm, or by email at to let us know of your preference.

Even though “social distancing” is in place this should not prevent us from being there for each other in spirit. 

We THANK YOU for your continued support. Please be healthy, healthful and in good spirits!

All our love and good wishes,Stephanie Weisman and The Marsh Team

Update – Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

The two remaining performances of Judith C‘s Welcome to the Cancer Cafe have been postponed due to an abundance of caution. Please read the remainder of this post to find details about ticket exchanges.

The Marsh Rising performance of Sara Abou Rashed’s A Map of Myself has been canceled due to travel restrictions. Please read the remainder of this post to find details about ticket exchanges.

The Friday Night Jazz performances on March 20 and 27 have been postponed due to an abundance of caution. Please go to their Event Page for future dates, when announced

Update – Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020

From the Marsh Newsletter –

What a difficult time for all of us and as a theater determining how to move forward judiciously during COVID-19.We want to continue our community support and also be respectful of the times.  Starting Thursday, we will model ourselves after the mandates San Francisco has put in place for city-owned buildings (which we are not one of), by limiting upcoming shows to 50 people. Additionally, we will provide downloadable programs only and we will stop selling concessions as well as continue to provide hand sanitizer and wipe down surfaces and seats before and after shows. We ask that you use good judgement about attending Marsh shows (and everything for that matter). However, if you are sick, please do not attend shows. 

If you already have tickets for a show and choose not to attend, because of the financial and all things difficult caused by this, we want to make it easy for you to make the decision to not come by offering to exchange your tickets for an upcoming show. Please also consider donating the ticket(s) back as an alternative.

Original post – Monday, Mar 9, 2020

Here’s the list:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and, mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Our House Managers will have plenty!
  • More information from the CDC for organizations hosting large events can be found here: Interim Guidance: Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Please check our website for upcoming shows and showtimes. The Cabaret Bar in Berkeley is open before and after performances and on Friday nights we have live music! Come relax and grab a drink. Here’s to our health and safety!

All our best,

Stephanie Weisman and The Marsh Staff

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