NEW: Special Performance Permit for the Healdsburg Plaza

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Get ready to fuel the vibrant pulse of our local arts and culture community with us! Whether you're passionate about music, theater, or dance, this is your moment to shine in the Plaza, where you can unleash your creativity and dazzle the community with your talents. Under the new Special Performance Permit for the Healdsburg Plaza, performers of all disciplines, including music, theater, and dance, have the opportunity to schedule their performances in the Plaza. All performers are welcome to apply!

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Apply for a Permit

Applicants can conveniently apply online or submit an application in-person at the Healdsburg Community Center (1557 Healdsburg Ave.). There are no fees associated with this program. 

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Schedule of Approved Permits

Come out and support local performers! See what is happening in the Plaza by viewing the regularly updated Schedule of Approved Permits.

Program Criteria:

The Healdsburg City Council adopted Resolution 116-2023 establishing a Special Performance Permit Policy for the Healdsburg Plaza to strike a harmonious balance between public entertainment and tranquility in this public space.

Performers of all disciplines have the opportunity to schedule their performances in the Plaza according to the following criteria:

  • A Special Performance Permit is needed for all performances in the Plaza.
  • Applications must be submitted at least two weeks in advance and no more than two months from the requested performance date.
  • Performances may occur daily between 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. with a permit
  • Performances are limited to the area directly underneath the Plaza gazebo.
  • Special Performance Permits are limited to:
    • One performance in the Plaza per day
    • Up to one hour of performance time 
    • One permit every seven days for each performer

Program Objectives:

  • Ensure a balanced and organized schedule in the Plaza.
  • Manage the number of public performances to provide a structured experience for visitors.
  • Foster a vibrant arts and cultural scene within the community
  • Provide a platform for talent to showcase their skills and gain exposure.
  • Offer predictability for visitors seeking a tranquil park environment.

We can't wait to see the Plaza come alive with your incredible talents. Let's make our community even more vibrant together!