Live Performances at Tao House: FAQ

  • Physical tickets are not issued for performances at the O’Neill Site. Once tickets are purchased online, your name/s will be on a check-in list upon arrival at the shuttle.

  • Meet the National Park Service shuttle in front of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley at 205 Railroad Avenue, Danville at the corner of Prospect Ave.
  • You do not need a reservation for the shuttle.
  • Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes, beginning one and a half hours before showtime. The final shuttle will depart the museum 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance.
  • The length of the trip from the museum to the site is about 10 minutes.
  • One of the park service shuttles can accommodate wheelchairs. If you wish to discuss accessibility arrangements, contact the National Park Service at (925) 838-0249 x6320.
  • Shuttles will return visitors to the Museum immediately following the performance. Shuttles run until all visitors have been returned.

Outside Food:
  • Visitors are welcome to bring picnics to the site. There are a limited number of picnic tables and very limited wash facilities (a portable sink).
  • Light refreshments are sold during performances – water, wine, cookies, and sometimes coffee. No refreshments are available during regular visitation/non-performance times.

 No food or drink is allowed inside Tao House

Touring Tao House:
  • Tao House at the O’Neill Historic Site is open for self-guided tours one and a half hours prior to most performances. No guided tours are available during these times.
  • No dogs are permitted in the house or the barn. Leashed dogs are permitted on the grounds.

  • Visitors are allowed to take photographs of Tao House and the grounds.
  • Photography is not allowed during performances.
  • Photographs may not be used commercially without a permit from the National Park Service.

  • Casual clothing is fine. Remember, you will be outdoors and in a barn.
  • Check weather reports, it can get cold and windy up on the hill. We recommend dressing in layers even after a warm day.

  • Questions?:


Q: What is the Covid-19 protocol for the live performances?

A: The National Park Service and the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House comply with Covid-19 protocols at the time of in-person events. Masks are required ON THE SHUTTLE ONLY at this time. Live events still have reduced capacity seating.


Q: What happens if the performances are impacted by Covid-19 or other conditions?

A: Your well-being is important to us. If Covid-19 or other conditions make it impossible to present in-person performances safely, we will offer you an option of a refund or making a donation to the Foundation. View the full cancellation policy on our website HERE.


Q: Will there be reserved seats?

A: There will be general seating - come early for best seat. Bring a picnic and enjoy a visit before the perofmance!