PianoFight is creating a badass comedy, music, dance, and theater community
61

patrons

$772
per month

Since we opened our doors three years ago, PianoFight has become one of the most active indy arts communities on the West Coast. Each year, our venue hosts over 1,500 performances, with 2,000 local artists, for 50,000 audience members. And we pride ourselves on providing affordable, robust infrastructure for these artists to develop innovative new performance.

That infrastructure includes our performance spaces as well as marketing, technical, production, and box office support. It also includes our in-house creative company, which produces low-barrier-to-entry shows for local writers, actors, and directors, such as Pint Sized Plays (free immersive theater in the Tenderloin) and ShortLived (America's largest audience-judged short play competition, with no fee to submit).

Until now, we've funded PianoFight almost exclusively through ticket sales and theater rentals. That's important because it's allowed us to remain independent. But, in San Francisco, where the average one bedroom rents for $2,500/mo... $3,000/mo... $3,600/mo, it hasn't provided us with much in the way of financial stability. And we don't want to raise our prices, because, if theater rents go the way of apartment rents, we’ll be pricing out a lot of great artists.

By joining this Patreon at any level, you'll get access to special offers at PianoFight. Plus, you'll be supporting the thousands of creators who make so much amazing art and culture for this city. So get involved, and help keep indy art alive and well in San Francisco!

-Rob, Dan, Kevin (the founders of PianoFight)
Tiers
Friend
$5 or more per month 25 patrons
Thanks! You'll get access to our private Patreon feed with updates about the venue. Also comes with a complimentary hi-five on your next visit.
Best Friend
$10 or more per month 13 patrons
Now you're really helping to keep SF cool to the tune of a Netflix subscription. You get the Patreon feed and a "thank you" on our website wall of munificence. Also, stop by the space and we'll give you a sticker.
More Than Friends
$20 or more per month 10 patrons
You’re more than a friend. In fact, we’re starting to become attracted to you. That’s why we’re sending you a special edition 90's nostalgia californicorn refrigerator magnet. Also, you'll be thanked on the wall of munificence in a font size commensurate with your generosity.
VIP
$40 or more per month 7 of 300 patrons
You get a special VIP card (don't lose it!) that gives you 10% off your restaurant and bar tab whenever you come in. Plus you'll get access to the VIP Patreon feed, with exclusive access and offers (early access to some tickets, sneak peaks at coming projects, etc).
Goals
$772 of $5,000 per month
Of course, every dollar helps in a big way, but if you get us to this goal, great things will happen...
  • Major technical upgrades for the venue. Everyone in our artistic community will benefit from better theater tech to help bring their work to life.
  • Keep our venue affordable for artists. We want to keep the point of entry low for creative people in the bay area. This is crucial to fostering the next great generation of local artists and performers.
  • New, original, homegrown theater. We’ve got a host of ideas and productions brewing behind the scenes, and we need your help to get them live. The more we create, the more people we can bring on board, and the more our community thrives.
  • Amplify artists content through film and video (and podcasts). We are going to expand our creative production beyond the stage by creating digital versions of our live shows that can be seen and shared around the globe. Also podcasts, because, people love podcasts…
  • Staffing up. We are bustling, and we cannot keep up. Which is great, and we need to bring more people onto the team.
  • And much more. The vision is big, the plans are in place. Help us grow.
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Since we opened our doors three years ago, PianoFight has become one of the most active indy arts communities on the West Coast. Each year, our venue hosts over 1,500 performances, with 2,000 local artists, for 50,000 audience members. And we pride ourselves on providing affordable, robust infrastructure for these artists to develop innovative new performance.

That infrastructure includes our performance spaces as well as marketing, technical, production, and box office support. It also includes our in-house creative company, which produces low-barrier-to-entry shows for local writers, actors, and directors, such as Pint Sized Plays (free immersive theater in the Tenderloin) and ShortLived (America's largest audience-judged short play competition, with no fee to submit).

Until now, we've funded PianoFight almost exclusively through ticket sales and theater rentals. That's important because it's allowed us to remain independent. But, in San Francisco, where the average one bedroom rents for $2,500/mo... $3,000/mo... $3,600/mo, it hasn't provided us with much in the way of financial stability. And we don't want to raise our prices, because, if theater rents go the way of apartment rents, we’ll be pricing out a lot of great artists.

By joining this Patreon at any level, you'll get access to special offers at PianoFight. Plus, you'll be supporting the thousands of creators who make so much amazing art and culture for this city. So get involved, and help keep indy art alive and well in San Francisco!

-Rob, Dan, Kevin (the founders of PianoFight)

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Tiers
Friend
$5 or more per month 25 patrons
Thanks! You'll get access to our private Patreon feed with updates about the venue. Also comes with a complimentary hi-five on your next visit.
Best Friend
$10 or more per month 13 patrons
Now you're really helping to keep SF cool to the tune of a Netflix subscription. You get the Patreon feed and a "thank you" on our website wall of munificence. Also, stop by the space and we'll give you a sticker.
More Than Friends
$20 or more per month 10 patrons
You’re more than a friend. In fact, we’re starting to become attracted to you. That’s why we’re sending you a special edition 90's nostalgia californicorn refrigerator magnet. Also, you'll be thanked on the wall of munificence in a font size commensurate with your generosity.
VIP
$40 or more per month 7 of 300 patrons
You get a special VIP card (don't lose it!) that gives you 10% off your restaurant and bar tab whenever you come in. Plus you'll get access to the VIP Patreon feed, with exclusive access and offers (early access to some tickets, sneak peaks at coming projects, etc).