Member Benefits & Events

Member Events

We invite our KQED Members to periodic free or discounted cultural events in the Bay Area. Please sign up for On KQED to get on the events mailing list. If you need a new Member Card, please email Member Services or call 415-553-2150.

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‘Mark Foehinger’s Nutcracker Sweets’, A Danced Story-Telling for All Ages

Nutcracker Sweets

December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 at 11am, 1pm, and 4pm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, San Francisco

A Bay Area holiday tradition, Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets returns to San Francisco’s Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, from December 7 to December 22. This magical, 50-minute danced storytelling, with live music, will delight children of all ages. Choreographer Mark Foehringer and an ensemble cast give a contemporary twist on the classic holiday ballet.

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KQED Members save 10% on tickets with code: KQED_member

Save 15% on Bay Area Children’s Theatre Holiday Shows

Bay Area Children's Theatre

Now – January 2020
Performances in Berkeley, San Francisco and Sunnyvale

Create holiday memories for the entire family with two festive musicals from Bay Area Children’s Theatre. Join Frog and Toad as they swim, sled, bake cookies and romp through a year of comic adventures in this heartwarming tale of friendship. Meanwhile, down in the big construction site, Bulldozer, Excavator, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck and Crane Truck are building a big new home for the fire trucks before Christmas. Both shows are perfect for ages 3 to 10. Construction Site will be in San Francisco through December. Frog and Toad plays in Berkeley now through December, then through January in San Francisco.

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KQED Members save 15% on tickets with code: KQED15

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Major Donor Benefits

As a member of one of our major donor societies, you get an insider look at the programming and services of KQED, including tours of our studios and chances to meet public media personalities like David Greene, Jacques Pépin, Dina Temple Raston, Michael Krasny and others. View All Major Donor Benefits.

KQED Member Tours

Go behind the scenes and sounds of KQED during a tour of our digital television and radio studios. To reserve your guided tour, call 415-553-2849 or e-mail

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KQED Member Help

Need to check the status of your KQED Membership, make changes to your profile, or find out when your thank-you gift will arrive? Our membership staff is available Monday-Friday, 9am-4:45pm, at (415) 553-2150 or

Answers to many of your questions can also be found in Membership FAQ


KQED Passport

KQED Passport is a new member benefit that gives eligible donors and supporters extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming online. The KQED Passport library currently offers members more than 1,000 episodes to watch, with new PBS and KQED programs being added weekly.

The library features episodes from popular programs like American Experience, American Masters, Antiques Roadshow, Nature, NOVA, and Masterpiece — including all five seasons of Downton Abbey. In addition to these signature series, the library is full of public television’s acclaimed arts, science, history, and lifestyle programs; including How We Got to Now, Earth a New Wild, Austin City Limits, and a rotating selection of films from Ken Burns — currently Jazz and Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson are available.

Look for the blue compass icon next to programs that are Passport-eligible.

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