San Francisco Youth Theatre

Transforming Youth & Communities Through the Performing Arts

San Francisco Youth Theatre is dedicated to creating cutting-edge theater for children and youth ages 3-24. SFYT offers classes and performance ensembles, and produces adult-performed productions for young audiences, school residencies, and a repertoire of original productions that speak to the unique sensibilities of youth.

SFYT fosters personal expression through the arts, creating and performing theater that tells the compelling stories of our community. Classes are accessible to all children and youth, and all classes are offered on a sliding scale tuition basis; no student is turned away for lack of funds. SFYT is changing the world, one play at a time.





Story Theater (Ages 3-7)

Instructor: Sally Davis
Duration: January 16 – March 20, 2018
Dates: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 (3-5 years old) • 4:15-5:15 (5-7 years old)
Fee: $200 ten-week session. Sliding scale tuition available.

Sally Davis delights young actors with costumes, fantasy, music, and movement. Children act out stories from around the world, creating magic through theatre. Through improvisation exercises, older children work towards building longer-length plays.

MadCap Players (Grades 2-5)

Instructor: Sally Davis & Maica Folch
Duration: January 8 – March 24, 2018
Dates: Mondays 4:15-6:15 (additional class Saturday, March 17)
Performance: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Fee: $400 twelve-week session. Sliding scale tuition available. Try the first class for free!

Join this dynamic directing duo for Starry Messenger, a full-scale production about the life of Galileo Galilei, who changed the way we looked at the universe forever. It is a beautiful story about the intersection of science and politics, imagination and repression, and conflicts we still struggle with as a society today. Students will develop acting and improvisation skills through scene work, storytelling, creative movement, and character exploration. At the end of our theatre journey, MadCap Players will perform for family and friends.

The Burials (Grades 10 – College)

Director: Cliff Mayotte
Duration: September 19, 2017 – February 10, 2018
Dates: Rehearsals on Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 • Saturdays 10:00-12:30
Performances: February 8-10, 2018
Fee: $400 activity fee. No one turned away for lack of funds

SF Youth Theatre presents the west coast premiere of Caitlin Parish’s powerful play about a school shooting and how a group of students stand up to gun violence in the midst of political pressure. Students will perform in the Winter Showcase on Tuesday, December 5th, 5:30pm at Brava Theater.

*This production is in progress. Contact if you would like to be involved.



SFYT Summer 2015
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