THE EMPTY SPACE

at 706 Oak St, Bakersfield, 93304 United States

Established in 2003, The Empty Space is a theatre located in Bakersfield, California.


THE EMPTY SPACE
706 Oak St
Bakersfield , CA 93304
United States
Contact Phone
P: (661) 327-7529
Website
www.esonline.org

Description

The Empty Space's mission is to provide professional quality live theatre to the community of Bakersfield and to create an opportunity for local actors, directors and technicians to work in a creative environment that allows them to express themselves and their artistic ideas while encouraging them to continue to study and improve their craft. Most of our main stage shows are admission by donation. Audience members are asked to pay what they can, with a suggested donation of $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. We want to encourage every member of the community to experience and enjoy live theater, regardless of his or her financial situation. By becoming a fan of The Empty Space you will only be notified of shows and events. If you would like to be notified of upcoming auditions please also become a fan of The Empty Space Actors page, where you will also receive audition tips, information on upcoming acting classes, and ideas on how you can improve your craft. There is also The Empty Space Artists page if you would like to be notified about upcoming calls to artists for art shows in The Empty Space Gallery. Under the direction of The Empty Space Gallery Director, you can also learn how to present art in a gallery setting and tips on how to market yourself as an artist. For even more information please visit The Empty Space website at www.esonline.org Thank you for helping us continue to set theater free!

Opening time

  • Fridays: 19:30- 23:00
  • Saturdays: 18:00- 23:00

Specialities

Price category
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Reviews for The Empty Space Theatre

Deveney M.

Fabulous little spot that puts on very entertaining shows! Cabaret was absolutely spectacular! Not a whole lot of space, but the intimacy really adds to... Read more

Whitney W.

The Empty Space is my favorite live theater in Bakersfield. It's small; it's intimate; it's daring; it's vibrant. I can't find enough adjectives to... Read more

Maria M.

I've mostly watched their children's productions when my kids or their friends perform after a workshop session. Cute little theater... very intimate &... Read more
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Company Rating

3653 Facebook users were in THE EMPTY SPACE. It's a 2 position in Popularity Rating for companies in Arts/entertainment/nightlife category in Bakersfield, California

2317 FB users likes THE EMPTY SPACE, set it to 2 position in Likes Rating for Bakersfield, California in Arts/entertainment/nightlife category

Anyone know if tonight is sold out for Clean House?

Published Janice Bondurant on 2016-05-22 02:08:04 GMT

PHOTOS BY Erik Haarsager The Empty Space presents the American comedy classic... YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU An eccentric family allows each member to pursue his or her own bliss, but their routine is disrupted when a daughter with a regular job wants to bring her fiancé and his Wall Street family to dinner in George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy. Directed by Ron Warren, this is one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times. The cast includes: Tessa Ogles, Alex Mitts, Julia Stansbury, Kevin McDonald, Julie Gaines, Trayvon Trimble, Jeff Ingle, Vicky Lusk, Perrin Swanson, Emily Anthony, Jesus Fidel, James Swarts, Ron Warren, Brian Purcell, Kayleigh Peaker, Bob Kempf, Ryan Lee, and Cory Geurtsen. Performances are June 3-18, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. The doors open at 7:30pm.

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-06-03 18:58:59 GMT

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-06-03 17:19:18 GMT

THIS WEEKEND: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW are playing! Reserve your seats! Get your VIP tickets! Whatever you do, just don't miss it! esonline.org #seeyouatthespace

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-06-01 22:03:11 GMT

PHOTOS BY ERIK HAARSAGER The Empty Space presents the American comedy classic... YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU An eccentric family allows each member to pursue his or her own bliss, but their routine is disrupted when a daughter with a regular job wants to bring her fiancé and his Wall Street family to dinner in George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy. Directed by Ron Warren, this is one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times. The cast includes: Tessa Ogles, Alex Mitts, Julia Stansbury, Kevin McDonald, Julie Gaines, Trayvon Trimble, Jeff Ingle, Vicky Lusk, Perrin Swanson, Emily Anthony, Jesus Fidel, James Swarts, Ron Warren, Brian Purcell, Kayleigh Peaker, Bob Kempf, Ryan Lee, and Cory Geurtsen. Performances are June 3-18, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. The doors open at 7:30pm. (FYI: While the show plays for three weeks, Facebook allows events to last only two weeks, which explains the discrepancy.)

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-05-31 20:49:55 GMT

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-05-30 11:47:23 GMT

We're dark this weekend #emptyspacers but don't fret! We have a ton of exciting things going on around the theatre. Tickets and reservations are available for YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, both happening next weekend. A new art exhibit in our gallery, auditions, elections, surveys and more! Go to esonline.org and stay in the loop of all things empty-spacey!

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-05-26 19:56:53 GMT

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-05-24 18:41:10 GMT

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-05-23 16:44:37 GMT

Only two more chances to see THE CLEAN HOUSE! Make your reservations at esonline.org! 🏡🚿

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-05-19 21:54:21 GMT

Check out a few pieces from our May Art Gallery! Nineteen pieces are available in our gallery, prices ranging from $50-$300, and prints available for $15. If you'd like more information about purchasing these pieces or any of the others in the gallery, please send us a message! More pieces include: Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison Audrey Hepburn (Sold, Prints Sold Out) Takako Fuji as Kayako Sarah Paulson and Better and Dot Tattler Alicia Vikander as Ava David Bowie as Jareth (Prints Sold Out) Maceo Davis as Dr. Frank-N-Furter Uma Thurman as Beatrix Kiddo River Phoenix as Mike Waters Elsa Lanchester as The Bride Elizabeth Berkley as Nomi Malone Sissy Spacek as Carrie Adam Driver as Kylo Ren Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader Jane Levy as Mia Olivia Newton-John as Kira Lady Gaga as The Countess (Sold) John Cameron Mitchell as Hedwig Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-05-17 16:32:57 GMT

Today, 2pm - 5pm in The Empty Space Gallery!

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-05-14 19:19:11 GMT

THE CLEAN HOUSE, written by Sarah Ruhl, is a whimsical and touching romantic comedy about loss, love, change and redemption. In the play, Lane, a serious career-oriented doctor has hired a quirky Brazilian maid. The only problem is that the maid hates to clean but instead longs to be a comedian. Lane is deserted by her husband, who leaves her for a passionate, older Brazilian woman upon whom he recently performed a mastectomy. Sarah Ruhl's enchanting play reminds us that there is humor and beauty to be found in life's most unlikely messes. THE CLEAN HOUSE, directed by Maria Mercado, stars Kelsey Morrow, Claire Rock, Guinevere Park-Hall Dethlefson, Steve Evans, Alissa Morrow, and Jenny Maddern. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays, May 13-21, at 8pm.. Special Sunday Matinee on May 15 at 4pm. The doors open thirty minutes before show time.

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-05-13 19:00:33 GMT

Have you subscribed to our events yet? Click the subscribe button on any of our events, or on our homepage to make sure you don't miss anything happening at The Empty Space, like THE CLEAN HOUSE. It opens Friday, so reserve your seats now!

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-05-10 16:26:11 GMT

Happy opening to our friends over at Bakersfield Community Theatre as they open their production of Twelve Angry Jurors! Break legs!

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-05-07 01:47:36 GMT

Are you interested in being a bigger part of The Empty Space? If so, let us know! It's time for The Empty Space's annual elections for the Board of Directors. We are looking for new members to join our Board of Directors beginning July 2016. If you would like more information, please email our Communications Director, Kayleigh Peaker, at k.lei.q22@gmail.com. Letters of interest and professional resumes are due by Sunday, May 29th.

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-05-06 16:26:01 GMT

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-05-03 20:43:39 GMT

There's still time to let us know what you think! We've already heard amazing things from over 100 of you, and we want to be sure that everyone gets a chance to voice their opinion. Please read our note and take our survey. (It's short, we promise).

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-05-02 18:48:35 GMT

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-05-01 20:53:08 GMT

It's Friday! 🎉 You only have two more chances to catch OTHELLO! www.esonline.org #emptyspacers

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-04-29 19:04:18 GMT

PROJECT: FIFTH DIMENSION A late-night collection of original short plays in the style of The Twilight Zone, the 1960s television anthology series that contained drama, psychological thrillers, fantasy, humor, science fiction, suspense and horror, often concluding with a dark and unexpected twist. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, April 22-30 at 11pm. The doors open at 10:45pm. Admission is $5. No reservations necessary. Scenes include: MOON RABBIT Written by Mark A. Fisher Directed by Mystie Peters Featuring Elise Esquibel and Adam Fernandez BEGGARS WOULD RIDE Written by Mark Mettler Directed by Emily Anthony Featuring Jared Cantrell, Morning Miller, Victoria Lusk, and Ryan Lee STUCK Written by Barbara Gagnon Directed by Claire Rock Featuring Faith Hall, Guinevere PHD, Norm Colwell, and Teila Lewelling SCARY THINGS Written by Michelle Guerrero Directed by Michelle Guerrero Featuring Morning Miller, Alyssa Galvez, and Eric Tolley AND HEALTH IN SICKNESS Written by Carlos A. Vera Directed by Brian Purcell Featuring Ryan Lee, Josh Carruthers, Cody Schofield, Alyssa Galvez and Victoria Lusk THE GHOST WRITER Written by Michael Prince Directed by Justin Thompson Featuring Jared Cantrell, Matthew Christensen, Lindi Pellet, Victoria Lusk, Caleb Miller, Elise Equibel, and Adam Fernandez …with a special appearance by Justin Thompson as The Narrator.

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-04-23 20:01:21 GMT

Today! Please join us is celebrating one of our favorite artists!

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-04-23 17:24:18 GMT

OTHELLO Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Brian J. Sivesind Runs Fridays and Saturdays, April 22-30 at 8pm OTHELLO is Shakespeare's heartbreaking exploration of love and jealousy, honor and prejudice, appearance and reality. What fuels the evil that seeps into the hearts of humankind? What are the costs of trusting others when we doubt ourselves? How far will we go to right perceived wrongs in the name of justice? The cast includes Trayvon Trimble, Brian J. Sivesind, Ellie Sivesind, Carlos Vera, Amy Hall, Cody Schofield, Bob Kempf, Victoria Lusk, Rachel Sanders, Nick Ono, Austin Still, Tessa Ogles, Carolyn Fox, Julie Gaines, Adam Fernandez, and Julie Benavides. For ticket information, visit esonline.org/reservations The doors open at 7:30pm.

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-04-22 21:59:33 GMT

Are you coming to The Empty Space this weekend? Celebrate the birth of our beloved Bard at OTHELLO both Friday and Saturday at 8pm! We'll have cake and punch at intermission in honor of Shakespeare's 452 birthday so join us! Doesn't look a day over 425!

Published THE EMPTY SPACE on 2016-04-22 17:08:44 GMT

"Look to her, Moor, if thou has eyes to see. She has deceived her father, and may thee." #emptyspacers