What you need to know for attending a performance at the O’Neill Site (Old Barn or Tao House)
- • 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.
- • If you need assistance due to mobility issues please contact us ahead of your visit. We can accommodate by reserving easy-access seating in the Old Barn and a shuttle which has wheel-chair access.
- • 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 Street.
- • You do not need a reservation for the shuttle.
- • Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes, beginning one and a half hours before show time. 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.
- • Picnic meals are available for pre-order for Festival performances (September) at Tao House. Orders have to be placed at least a week before the performance date. Usually two meals will be offered – one meat and one vegetarian option. Both will also include a bottle of water, cookie and glass of wine or juice.
- • For picnic patrons, an earlier shuttle may be taken, leaving the museum 2 hours before curtain.
- • 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 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.
- • Please email email@example.com or call the NPS at (925) 838-0249