Movies are fun (especially at The Castro) but watching live theater is exhilarating for the actors and the audience. In San Francisco, the American Conservatory Theater let's you experience the craft in top form.
The thriving community of artists and audiences celebrates the artform like nowhere else in the city. Check out the calendar full of classical and contemporary productions that take place at the historic Geary Theater, originally the Columbia Theater, built in 1910. come to San Francisco often? As a subscriber, you can choose from various packages, and there is a generous ticket exchange program if you can't make a performance.
In 2015, A.C.T. expanded by opening the 283-seat Strand Theater complete with basement cabaret, acting workshops, and productions connected to the conservatory's highly competitive M.F.A. program that admits only eight students per year. A.C.T. was the first theater to win a Tony Award for the quality of its training program as well as its performances.
A.C.T. was also the first independent theater in the country to win academic accreditation and the authority to grant a master of fine arts degree in acting.