San Francisco Youth Theatre

SFYT Classes

San Francisco Youth Theatre offers classes and performance workshops for youth ages 3-24 years old. Check out our individual class pages to learn how we tailor our programs to each age group.

Sliding Scale tuition ALWAYS available. No student is turned away for lack of funds.

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Here's our complete schedule. Additional classes will be added throughout the year.  



Winter 2019
Fall 2018
Class Descriptions
Show classes for:
Story Theater

Sally Davis will delight young actors with costumes, fantasy, music and movement. Children will act out stories from around the world, creating magic through theater.

Take the Stage (Gr. 2-5)

Join dynamic theater director Sally Davis for a fun and surprising journey into the world of theater. In this workshop students will develop their acting and improvisation skills through theater games, scene work, story telling, creative movement, music making and character exploration.

Find your voice, build self-confidence, and discover the joys and challenges of performance and collaboration. This is great preparation for SFYT's full-scale elementary performance ensemble, Madcap Players beginning in January.

Students will perform in our Winter Showcase: Tuesday December 5.

Acting is Believing (Gr. 6-9)

The foundation to Acting is Believing is one word, "Yes!" The power of yes allows students and teachers alike to build a safe and trusting environment where each actor will be encouraged to fully express their unique and creative voice.

Acting is Believing explores the technique of acting through exciting and new theatrical games, stage combat, movement exercises, storytelling, and improvisational work. Students will grow their creative talents as they explore their own lives and the lives of other characters. Classes will also focus on the ingredients and elements found in scenes, monologues and full-length productions. Each actor will develop the tools they need to successfully prepare for the parts they were meant to play. 

Join us and share the laughs, the discoveries and the creative growth! Say yes to acting!

Your Best Audition (Gr. 8-12)

Looking your best at an audition is essential to achieving your goals in landing that lead or getting a space in a performing arts school. This class covers essential aspects of a strong audition.

Choosing and Preparing Audition Material: students will learn how to choose appropriate material with which to audition and prepare at least two monologues in different styles.

The Audition Process: students will hone their audition materials and be given opportunities to perform in front of others.

MadCap Players (Grades 2-5)

In this workshop young actors will learn the steps of a full scale performance that includes improvisation, creative movement, music, and character exploration. Under the playful guidance of children’s theater wizards Maica Folch and Sally Davis the troupe will create a set, build props and bring to life a story to be announced. This theatrical journey will culminate in a colorful and fun performance for family and friends.

415 Teen Ensemble (Grades 6-12)

This winter, SFYT 415 Teen Ensemble will collaborate present a full-scale multi-media production based on Gennifer Cholenko's book Al Capone Does My Shirts. This workshop will include acting skills development, improvisation, visual art, dance and singing.


HomeGrown Student One Act Festival (Gr.9-College)

Do you have a story to tell? A stage fantasy you want to explore? A message for your community? This class will instruct you in the step by step process of imagining, writing, producing and performing your own work, from idea to performance. We will begin by structuring ideas and content, developing a showcase performance at the end of the semester. The class will continue into winter/spring semester during which we will produce and perform full productions of your original work.