Beach Blanket Babylon FAQs

What's the show about? How long has the show been running?

Beach Blanket Babylon is the world's longest running musical revue. Packed with hilarious spoofs of pop culture & political characters, spectacular costumes, outrageously gigantic hats and one show-stopping number after another, the show has been dazzling audiences for over 37 years.

Hailed as "A constant cascade of showstoppers" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon follows Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her "Prince Charming." Along the way she encounters a star-studded, ever-changing line-up of hilarious pop-culture characters including Prince William & Kate and the Queen of England, Lady Gaga, President Barack Obama & Michelle, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, John Boehner, Sarah Palin, Beyonce, Snooki (from "Jersey Shore"), Governor Jerry Brown, Oprah Winfrey, The Cast of "Glee," Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann & Rick Perry, Kim Kardashian, Michael Jackson and the San Francisco Giants.

How much are tickets?

Tickets range in price from $25 to $130.

When do you perform?

We have performances Wednesdays - Sundays all year long (with the exception of the first 2 weeks in January). Due to our beer and wine liquor license all guests must be 21+ with valid I.D. for all performances except for the Sunday performances where alcohol is not served.

What time does your show start?

Our show times vary: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8p.m., Saturday at 6:30 & 9:30p.m., and Sunday at 2 & 5 p.m. At the holidays (mid-November-December 30) Friday performances are at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., plus we have some additional added performances. All guests must be 21+ with valid I.D. for all performances except for the Sunday matinee performances and certain other performances where alcohol is not served (December 24th is traditionally an all ages performance).

When should I arrive at the theater?

All seats are general admission (first come/ first seated) within sections, except for Magnin, Center & Side Box seats. Doors open approximately an hour before curtain, and patrons often line up in advance. If you have reserved seating (Magnin, Center & Side Boxes), you can arrive as late as 15 minutes prior to show time.

What are your box office hours? When does will call open? How do I pick up tickets?

Our Box office is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Will Call opens at 10 a.m. on the day of the performance. To pick up tickets, you will need a picture I.D. matching the name on the order.

How far in advance do I need to order my tickets?

Shows can sell out several weeks in advance. For the best choice in seating, it is strongly advised to order your tickets six to eight weeks prior to the desired performance. Tickets are occasionally available the week of the performance.

Where is Club Fugazi located? Can I get there by BART, bus or cable car? Where can I catch a cab after the show?

Club Fugazi is located at 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard (formerly Green Street) in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach district.

BART does not extend to North Beach, but there are several connecting transit lines from BART stations. From the Montgomery Street Station you can take the 30, 45, & 8X MUNI bus. From the Powell Street Station you can take the Powell/Mason Cable Car.

The easiest place to catch a cab after the show is down the street at the corner of Green Street/Columbus Ave./Stockton.

How do I reach lost and found?

Please call 415-421-5404 or email House@beachblanketbabylon.com

Where can I have dinner or a snack near Club Fugazi?

Club Fugazi is located in the San Francisco's North Beach district, so there are plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes in the area. Click here for a few recommendations.

Do you offer gift certificates? Can I use my gift certificate for drinks or merchandise?

We do offer gift certificates of any amount, but they can only be used for tickets. They cannot be used for concessions or merchandise. There is no expiration date.

Can I make an exchange or a refund?

All sales are final. No refunds, exchanges or cancellations are permitted. In extreme circumstances, please call the box office or email tickets@beachblanketbabylon.com. Please note that we cannot re-sell tickets after the performance and that restricts our ability to help.

Is there wheelchair accessible seating? Are there listening devices?

Yes, there is wheelchair access. Please alert the box office to your needs so that we may make the experience more comfortable in our 1912-era building.

Assistive listening devices are available. Please ask your usher or at the nightclub door. We will ask you to post an ID in exchange for the device.

How do I know where my seats are located? How does seating work?

All sections are General Admission (first come/ first seated) except for Magnin, Center & Side Box seats. Doors open approximately an hour before curtain, and patrons often line up in advance to get the best available seats within their section. Click here to view the seating map.

Do you serve food and drinks in the theater?

We have a cash bar with beer, wine and soft drinks—soft drinks only on Sundays. There is no drink minimum but if you wish to purchase something, we accept cash only. We also serve snacks such as pretzels, chocolate bars and cookies during the show. If you are looking for a full meal, there are several fantastic restaurants in the area. Click here for a few recommendations.

Can we bring our own drinks?

We are sorry, but no outside food or beverage is allowed.

What is the dress code?

People's dress ranges from casual to elegant, so come as you feel comfortable.

Can I bring my camera?

The use of cameras and other recording devices is strictly forbidden.

Do you allow children? Are babies allowed and do they need tickets?

Guests under the age of 21 are welcome to our Sunday matinee performances at 2 and 5 p.m. Children under the age of 5 and babes-in-arm are not allowed at any performances.

Where do I park? How much does it cost? Do they validate parking? Is there handicapped parking?

There are 2 parking lots on Green St. both with pay kiosks, 2 parking lots around the corner on Powell St. (valet) and 2 parking garages around the block on Vallejo St. We do not validate for parking.

Do you do anything special for birthdays or anniversaries?

We love it when you come to Beach Blanket Babylon for special occasions! Because the show is tightly scripted, cast members are unable to give "shout outs" or wish happy birthday or other greetings from the stage.

How do I find out about auditioning for the show? How do I find out about jobs with Beach Blanket Babylon?

We post audition notices on our website at website, so please check there regularly. We also place ads on Craig's List and the Theatre Bay Area websites for auditions and for other positions.

How can I request a donation of tickets for a fundraiser?

Please send all donation request letters and forms to kimberlyk@charleszukow.com.

How long is the show?

The show is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

What is the Seasonal Extravaganza? When do tickets go on sale?

Beach Blanket Babylon's Seasonal Extravaganza features a chorus line of tap dancing Christmas trees, special parodies of traditional Christmas carols and a gigantic Yuletide hat. Tickets usually go on sale on the last Monday in September. Tickets for the 2012 holiday season go on sale September 24th, 2012.

What do you do for New Year's Eve?

Every year, Beach Blanket Babylon celebrates New Year's Eve with two special performances – at 7 and 10:15 p.m. Both shows feature a pastiche of the best and worst of the year - Beach Blanket Babylon style. Guests at each show receive champagne and truffles. The 10:15 p.m. show - ending at the stroke of midnight - will feature post-show dancing until 1:30 a.m. These tickets traditionally go on sale the first Monday after the first of November.

Do you have group discounts?

Yes, please call our group tickets office at 415-421-6788 or email them at groups@beachblanketbabylon.com.

Is the content of the Sunday show toned down for children?

By today's standards, the show is generally well accepted and the occasional innuendo does not attract the attention of children. We think it would be rated PG-13.

Box Office 415.421.4222