Teatro ZinZanni, which is set for its final show and dinner at Pier 29 on New Year’s Eve, has found a new permanent home.
Teatro ZinZanni founder Norman Langill and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced on Tuesday that the new site will be on a triangular parcel where Broadway and Davis meet the Embarcadero.
“I am delighted that Teatro ZinZanni, one of San Francisco’s valued organizations, is staying on our beautiful waterfront where they will continue to keep hundreds of jobs here locally and serve thousands of residents and visitors,” said Mayor Lee of the announcement.
Teatro ZinZanni, a 501c-3 not-for-profit arts organization, has been at the Pier 29 location since March of 2000. They are being forced to move because of upcoming renovations planned for the America’s Cup race in 2013.
“Teatro ZinZanni heartily thanks Mayor Ed Lee, the staff at the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Port of San Francisco for their patient work through the last 11 months. Though we’ve been a part of San Francisco’s arts community for over 11 years, many people are still surprised to learn we are a relatively small, not-for-profit arts institution and without the City’s steadfast support in moving us forward towards a new home, we wouldn’t be standing here today,” said Langill. “Our show mirrors the spirit of this city – a magical, open-minded place that embraces silliness, frivolity, fun, intimacy and self expression. With a little help from our friends and perhaps a bit of kindness from strangers, we’ll be back. This is truly our home.”
One possible stumbling block is that they will have to raise approximately $4 million to open at the new location.
Teatro ZinZanni has provided thousands with a blend of European cabaret, cirque arts, music and comedy. Its current show, “On the Air,” has been running since mid-October and closes on New Year’s Eve.
Photo Credit: Teatro ZinZanni