About Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre is a performing group of over 150 dedicated volunteers who have committed themselves to the art of stagecraft. Since 1972 we have brought quality family entertainment to San Jose, California and the surrounding South Bay. Community members, students and professional quality performers grace our stage, play in our orchestra, and work behind the scenes, giving their talents and sharing our love of musical theater and especially operetta.

As members of the non-profit Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San José, the light operas of William S. Gilbert and Arthur S. Sullivan are a cornerstone of our repertoire. We also stage works by other composers including Victor Herbert, Jacques Offenbach, and many more. Lyric Theatre is a member of Theatre Bay Area and the Silicon Valley Arts Coalition

Our activities encompass:
  • Helping to educate children to the joys of music and theater by staging special daytime presentations of our shows for school groups.
  • Providing talented individuals with scholarships for higher education in stagecraft.
  • Creatively and innovatively staging productions with full chorus, orchestra, elaborate sets, lights and costumes.
  • Publishing a membership newsletter with interesting articles about our productions and our many Outreach activities.
  • Maintaining an online store for the purchase of operetta-related items and tickets for the convenience of our audience.
After each performance our cast fills the lobby to greet the audience that has come to love the Bay Area's cornerstone in light operetta, Lyric Theatre. We look forward to seeing you at our next performance!!