2024 FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL of trans and queer performance

The wildly-popular FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL of Trans & Queer Performance is back with edgy, exquisite, extraordinary dance, theater and live music … and is brimming with world premieres! 

Voguing superstars, Deaf theater visionaries, queer Salsa champions, Trans-americana music, taiko, hip-hop, comedy, South Asian contemporary dance, Bomba music and dance, and much MORE! 

The 23rd annual FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL is thrilled to premiere new works commissioned especially for the festival by our 2024 FRESH WORKS! Commissioned artists: LBXX, Christopher Smith, Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi and Mark Travis Rivera. See our festival trailer here!

The festival lineup also features: Batey Tambó, Ka’Lonji Moschino Escada, Iman, Ishami Dance Company, Lottie Riot, In Lak’ech Dance Monarchs, Queer Taiko, Sean Dorsey Dance, Shawna Virago, femme-cee Churro Nomi and more!

KN95 masks will be provided and required. ASL Interpretation will be provided at all performances. Z Space theater is wheelchair accessible and has all-gender bathrooms.

Date & Time:


Z Space
450 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA

Program A Friday 6/21 8pm (with ASL interpretation)
Program A Saturday 6/22 2pm  (with ASL interpretation)
Program B Saturday 6/22 8pm  (with ASL interpretation)
Program B Sunday 6/23 2pm  (with ASL interpretation)

Getting to Z Space

Public Transportation:

Z Space is close to a variety of public transportation lines, most notably the 16th and Mission BART stop (approximately 9 short-side blocks away), and the 22, 27, and 33 MUNI bus lines.


In the neighborhood immediately around Z Space, as in much of San Francisco, parking is a challenge during the day. If you are planning on parking on the street, please allow at least 30 minutes to find a space, and be sure to carefully read all restrictions on street signs and parking meters. Street parking is plentiful beginning around 4:00 pm each day and on weekends. There is a paid parking lot (operated by UCSF) at Harrison and 15th Street which has metered visitor spaces and located approximately three blocks from Z Space.


To kick off the 2024 Festival, Fresh Meat is excited to announce a new series of classes on Thursday June 13 at the nearby Joe Goode Annex, featuring:

For more information & registration, visit


  • Z Space’s entrance, lobby, bathrooms and audience seating areas are wheelchair accessible.
  • The front row of theater seats are at floor level; all other rows of seating are on risers and require climbing stairs. The front row will be reserved for accessible seating, wheelchair users, mobility-device users, and people who would like to use extra-wide, armless chairs. 
  • The front row of seating features armless chairs; all other chairs in the theater have non-moveable arms.
  • If you need to reserve accessible seating, please email us at Please specify your access need (eg. if you’re a wheelchair user coming with one companion; if you need an extra-wide, armless chair; if you need to be seated in the ASL seating area).
  • Z Space’s bathrooms are all-gender.
  • There will not be a scent-reduced seating section for this event
  • Identification (ID) is not required to purchase or pick up tickets.
  • Each program will feature ASL Interpretation: please let us know when you’re coming (email


  • KN95 masks will be provided and required for this event.
  • Audience is required to be KN95 masked for the entirety of their time inside the building. Our staff will provide KN95 masks to everyone before they enter the building (unless someone’s disability, chronic illness or health condition means they cannot wear a mask).
  • By attending the Fresh Meat Festival, you agree to the following:
    • You do not have any signs of contagious illness (COVID or otherwise), including pink eye, that aren’t fully explained by a non-contagious health condition that you have
    • If you have had COVID, it’s been at least 10 days since your first symptoms or positive test if you were asymptomatic.


AXIS Dance Company, Community United Against Violence, Dear Queer Dancer, El/La Para TransLatinas, Larkin Street Youth Services, Lyon-Martin Community Health Services, LYRIC Center for LGBTQQ+ Youth, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, San Francisco Trans Film Festival, San Francisco Women Against Rape, SF LGBT Center, Shanti Project, Sins Invalid, TAJA’s Coalition, TGI Justice Project, The Transgender District, Transgender Law Center, Z Space, 48 Hills