PlayGround's ongoing programs include:

Monday Night PlayGround – a monthly staged reading series of original short plays written in just five days by members of PlayGround's writers pool, and inspired by a single topic.

Emerging Playwright Awards and The Best of PlayGround Festival – a fully-produced showcase honoring the best six emerging writers and their short work selected from among the thirty-six works developed as part of the Monday Night PlayGround series.

PlayGround Classes – short playwriting lectures and masterclasses, led by distinguished PlayGround alumni and leaders in Bay Area theatre. Classes may be taken individually or collectively to form a complete playwriting curriculum.

Commissioning Programs – PlayGround incubates new full-length plays through commissions, playwright residencies, in-house readings and workshops. The best full-length works are showcased each year through the PlayGround Festival of New Works.

New Play Production Fund – PlayGround partners with local theatres and artists to support the premiere of new plays by PlayGround alumni.

PlayGround Film Festival – PlayGround supports the development and presentation of short films adapted from PlayGround theatrical shorts. The results are screened in cinemas throughout the Bay Area.

Young Playwrights Project – PlayGround and Bay Area high schools partner to enable young writers to find their own expressive voice through the creation, development, and production of short plays.

Publications – PlayGround publishes the best short works from each season in the ongoing compilation series, The Best of PlayGround.