ThemeDream Productions is a leading event production company in San Francisco specializing in ground-breaking, immersive event “experiences” interweaving spectacular live entertainment, dramatic theatrical décor, state-of-the-art lighting & visuals, meticulously-curated atmospheric music, artfully-presented cuisine by creative chefs, eye-catching cocktails by the Bay Area's top mixologists, and delectable wine pairings by sommeliers.
"Our goal is to create a thematic, immersive experience for our guests where they get to escape reality and play in our imaginary world." -Donovan Friedman, ThemeDream Founder
ThemeDream Founder Donovan Friedman has over 17 years of event production experience with over 500 events in his portfolio working with world-famous brands such:
Cisco Systems ● Verizon ● Columbia Pictures ● Miramax Films ● HBO ● MTV ● Prada ● Dolce & Gabbana ● Emporio Armani ● Calvin Klein ● BCBG ● Saks Fifth Avenue ● Marciano ● Macy's ● bebe ● Kenneth Cole ● Diesel ● Ted Baker ● Armani Exchange ● Benetton ● French Connection ● Sephora ● Bare Escentuals ● Shu Uemura ● Vidal Sasson ● Vogue ● GQ ● Details ● Veuve Clicquot ● Belvedere Vodka ● Absolut Vodka ● Jose Cuervo
View photos from ThemeDream Productions’ "IMAGINE 2018"
On New Year's Eve 2018, ThemeDream produced the first-ever New Year’s Eve Gala at San Francisco’s most historical and iconic landmark Palace of Fine Arts and took their “Imagine” live entertainment and theatrical production to a whole new astronomically larger level by transforming over 50,000 square feet into a magical theme park for adults featuring 11 fairytale-themed worlds with over 25 mesmerizing cirque performers & photo-friendly costumed actors, fairy ballet dancers, wizard magicians, fire-breathing dragons, theatrical decor & lighting, breathtaking visuals, fantasy art & fashion exhibits, fully-immersive 360° dome theater show, Instagram hot spots, wine-tasting room, premium open bars, live jazz club, and guests dancing visually immersed in the world of Alice in Wonderland.
IMMERSIVE DINNER THEATRE
View video from ThemeDream Productions’ “Immersive Dinner Theatre”
View photos from ThemeDream Productions’ “Immersive Dinner Theatre”
In March 2018, ThemeDream was hired by world-famous high-tech company CISCO SYSTEMS to produce a technological experience pairing fine-dining with visual and audio artistry. Guests were 360 degree immersed in breathtaking visual and audio environments to create an unprecedented, culinary adventure. For example, guests enjoyed a seafood course as they dined underwater with a school of sharks, while enjoying a garden salad immersed in a tranquil forest with birds chirping and waterfalls flowing.
CAPONE'S "THE SPEAKEASY"
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View photos from Capone's "The Speakeasy" by ThemeDream
In March 2017, ThemeDream was hired by world-famous high-tech company CISCO SYSTEMS to produce a 1920's immersive thematic experience called Capone's "The Speakeasy" transporting over 400 senior executives back in time to an underground gambling casinos and "password required" gin joints with a fedora hat store, interactive "wise guy" costumed actors, "flapper girl" singers and dancers, old-fashioned piano player, Cotton Club jazz band, Charlie Chaplin impersonator, police raids that broke into police tap dancers, prison mug shots, and Silicon Valley’s award-winning mixologists serving up the modern day riffs on 1920’s most famous cocktails.
80's ARCADE BAR
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View photos from ThemeDream Productions’ 80’s Arcade Bar
In March 2018, ThemeDream was hired by world-famous high-tech company CISCO SYSTEMS to transform a San Diego venue into an 80’s Classic Arcade Bar! Guests took photos with Pac-Man & Mario on the red carpet, walked through a 20 foot entrance of Atari 2600 box cover art, and ordered drinks at The “Power Up” Bar from a Nintendo Game Controller Cocktail Menu featuring Street Fighter “Hadouken” flamed cocktails, smoking “Dragon’s Lair” drinks, “Sub-Zero” Spiked Slurpees and even a frog in your “Frogger Juice” cocktail! Guests then grazed at iconic-video-game-character food stations such as Sonic Sliders, Frogger Fries, Pac-Man Pizza, Duke Nukem Nachos & Centipede Salads and enjoyed 80’s vintage candy at the Donkey Kong Candy Store! However, the "real fun" began when guests relived their 80’s youth playing classic arcades such Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, Asteroids and Space Invaders. To add a level of playful competition, we hosted a Street Fighter II competition on a 30' LED screen, transformed an area into a Halo "Laser Tag" Battle Zone, as well as tournaments for Ping Pong, Pop-A-Shot, and Golf Simulator! Things got heated as guests battled for bragging rights and one-of-a-kind trophies we custom made that they could proudly display in their office, such as a Street Fighter Champion 18 inch "Ryu" statue and a Pop-A-Shot Champion "Magic Johnson" signed basketball!
DINNER IN WONDERLAND: A MAD HATTER'S AFFAIR
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View photos from ThemeDream Production's "Dinner in Wonderland"
In Summer 2016, ThemeDream produced "DINNER IN WONDERLAND: A Mad Hatter's Affair" with 10 outlandish live performance acts featuring singers, musicians, dancers, burlesque, ballet, belly dancers and cirque performers as guests enjoyed a "Drink Me" bottle amuse-bouche and dined at ‘mad tea party’ decorated tables immersed in the world of Wonderland at the historical San Francisco landmark: The Lodge at The Regency Center (built in 1906).
AROUND THE WORLD
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View photos from "Around the World" by ThemeDream
In March 2017, ThemeDream was also hired by world-famous high-tech company CISCO SYSTEMS to produce an immersive thematic experience taking 400 senior executives "Around the World" on a cultural journey of all their senses in 180 minutes where Fairmont Hotel San Jose's Regency Ballroom was transformed into Disneyland-style Epcot Theme Park featuring France, India, Africa, Japan, Mexico and USA. Guests strolled through each region nibbling on authentic cuisine, taking photos with costumed actors, decor and backdrops, while listening to traditional music and enjoying live entertainment performances such as Taiko drummers, Bhangra dancers, Aztecan dancers, French Can Can dancers, African Tribal Dancers and New York breakdancers.
TASTE OF THRONES
View photos from “Taste of Thrones” by ThemeDream
In August 2017, ThemeDream produced a pop-up dinner called “Taste of Thrones” that showcased a creative culinary interpretation of the HBO television show phenomenon “Game of Thrones” at the historical San Jose landmark building The Corinthian Ballroom (built in 1924). Guests feasted on turkey drumsticks served on fire while sipping out of Viking horn tankards and wildly memorable “Game of Thrones”-inspired craft cocktails such as “Shame” served by a nun ringing a bell inciting all the dinner guests to repeatedly chant “Shame”. Between courses, guests were entertained by costumed actors performing satirical reenactments from the show, including a medieval knight sword fight. However, the highlight of the night was guests taking selfies on the Iron Throne.
A NIGHT IN PARIS
View photos from ThemeDream Production's "A Night in Paris"
On Valentine’s Day 2015, ThemeDream produced its first dinner show called “A NIGHT IN PARIS: A Valentine’s Dinner & French Cabaret Show” inspired by the famous Paris cabaret show Moulin Rouge featuring can-can dancers, burlesque, acrobats, singers, ballet and contemporary dancers at the historical Julia Morgan Ballroom (Merchant Exchange Building) built in 1904.
MASQUERADE BALL 2017
View photos from San Francisco’s 7th Annual "Masquerade Ball" produced by ThemeDream
In June 2017, ThemeDream produced San Francisco's 7th Annual "Masquerade Ball: A Sexy Venetian Carnival Affair" at the United States historical landmark: SF Mint Building (built in 1874). Masquerade Ball featured traditional Venetian Carnival costumed actors, including a live violinist, opera singer, phantom costumed jazz singer, live paint artists, Venice Venetian masked renditions of historical paintings, walls of glow-in-the-dark masks, and, of course, complimentary Venetian masks for guests.
HAUNTED DINNER 2016
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HAUNTED DINNER 2015
View photos from ThemeDream Production's "Haunted Dinner 2015"
On Halloween Weekend 2015 & 2016, ThemeDream produced "HAUNTED DINNER: A Spooktacular Dinner Theatre Experience" at the historical San Francisco landmark: The Payne Mansion (built in 1881) for 4 Sell Out Shows! “Haunted Dinner” featured a 4-course Halloween-themed dining experience inside a decorated Haunted Mansion served by The Living Dead while guests enjoyed a live Spooktacular Show of eerie singers, ghostly dancers, vampire ballet, freaky contortionists, creepy clowns, black magic magicians, and more!
View photos from ThemeDream Production's "IMAGINE 2017"
View photos from ThemeDream Production's "IMAGINE 2016"
On New Year's Eve 2016 & 2017, ThemeDream took live entertainment and theatrical production to a whole new level with a theme park for adults called "IMAGINE" featuring 11 fairytale-themed worlds of cirque performers, fantasy costumed actors, fairy ballet dancers, wizard magicians, theatrical decor, wine-tasting room, whiskey & cigar lounge, champagne & oyster bar, floating cheese bar, culinary bites, decadent desserts, live jazz club, DJ's & dancing, black-tie optional at the historical and majestic Payne Mansion!
ThemeDream Productions has many exciting projects planned for 2018! We look forward to sharing our imagination and creative passion with you!