An Inspector Calls

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An Inspector Calls
Runs Sep 26Oct 20, 2024
Written by:J.B. Priestley
Directed by:Mark Anderson Phillips
Supported by:Producers Connie & Paul Boulay

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Why you should see An Inspector Calls

Because one of our favorite directors, Mark Anderson Phillips (Blithe Spirit, Kinky Boots), is back, and he has an unusual vision for this show that you’ll love.
Because for a play that originally premiered in 1945 in the Soviet Union, it’s incredibly timely.
Because The Guardian calls An Inspector Calls “a passionate plea for a more just and compassionate society.” It’s a good time for that.


As the well-to-do Birlings celebrate an engagement in the family, the festive evening is suddenly punctured by an uninvited visitor: an inspector looking into the death of a young woman. Questions multiply and guilt mounts, and Inspector Goole’s grim revelations begin to crack the foundations of the Birlings’ comfortable lives. Before long, they are all challenged to examine their decisions and consciences. Filled with Hitchcockian suspense, this enigmatic tale is a plea for a more just society, and a foreboding of the consequences if we fail to attain it.

Details and special events

An Inspector Calls previews Sept. 26 and 27, 2024, and runs through Oct. 20. (No show on Sept. 29.) By popular demand, we’ve added Saturday matinees and moved our Thursday start times to 7:30! Showtimes are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $31-$70 now with no fees! Subscribe now for the 2024-25 season.

Bring a group of 10 or more and get 25% off the face value of each ticket. The discount is automatically applied with 10 or more tickets in the cart. (Contact the box office if group members are paying separately.) If you are an employee of a fellow theater company seeking industry comps, please email us at least 48 hours in advance. Subject to availability.

Covid protocols:
If you are unwell, please stay home, and don’t worry about your tickets. We’ll be happy to exchange them for another performance, free of charge. Masks are recommended indoors, except for select performances, when they are required indoors. Learn more about our Covid-19 protocols.

Special events:
Thursday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m.: Pay What You Can Preview Night. Suggested donation is $20, but any amount is welcome. Call the box office at 408-295-4200 to name your own price.
Friday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m.: Preview Night.
Saturday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m.: Opening Night.
Sunday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m.: Mask required performance.

Parking and other info

Should you require ADA parking, email us or add a note to your order to reserve a spot in front of the glass doors. We will accommodate as many as possible. For everyone else, there’s free parking just a short walk away. The closest city lot is the First Street and I-280 Lot, under the freeway. Parking there is free on weekends and after 6 p.m. on weekdays. Get real-time parking info at

The theater is wheelchair-accessible; book the ADA & Companion seats when buying tickets.

Due to the intimate size of our theater, we unfortunately are not able to seat late patrons. Thank you for your understanding.