Theatre Arts

Every year, dozens of kids learn the craft of theatre and discover something bold and creative about themselves.

A Place to Perform

Salesian Club Theatre

Mary Powelson, Artistic Director
Matthew Grandy, Music Director
Alison Quin, Vocal Director
Sally Dana, Comedy Director

Since 2006, Salesian Club Theatre prides itself on providing San Francisco youth the opportunity to do plays and take classes at every level. Our mission is to nurture young artists and to encourage the life-long love of the Theatre.

Based in our North Beach neighborhood, SCT operates in two spaces:  the Black Box Theatre and the Salesian Auditorium.   Every year, we create theatre with over dozens of young artists and adult volunteers,  producing three shows as well as running several classes and workshops.

SCT is truly a community theatre, and everyone is welcome.

Current SCT Productions.

Auditions for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM are May 28, 29, 30 and June 3.  Email Mary and / or  see below for more info.

Upcoming Theatre Classes

Fall classes will include theatre workshops for 3rd through 8th graders.  Check back midsummer for more info. 

2019-20 Productions

Mainstage – A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare.
AUDITIONS will be May 28, 29, 30, and June 3.

The Fall Play will be open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders only.

  • Auditions will consist of Shakespearean language workshop and cold readings only.
  • Please plan on attending one or both of the first two auditions (5/28 and 5/29) and follow up on either 5/30 or 6/3.
  • No Shakespearean experience necessary.  Mary will teach you.

Sign up here or at the Club Bulletin Board.

Check out these dates before committing to an audition:

Rehearsals will be weekdays, 4 pm to 6:30 pm,  starting Tuesday, August 27.
There will be weekend rehearsals, to be scheduled, starting in September.
Tech Week:  November 2 through 9, 2019
Performances:  November 7, 8, and 9, 2019


Mainstage – The Spring Musical.

Performances:   March 12, 13, and 14,  2020
Crunch Time, incl. Tech Week/Shows:  February 22 to March 14, 2019

Auditions for this production are in November 2019.
Auditions will be open to 4th through 8th graders.

Black Box Theatre – The Kids Musical.

Performances:   November 19 and 20.
Tech Week :  November 17, 18. 

Signups for this production will take place in late August 2019.
This production will be open to 4th  and 5th graders.

Want to Volunteer at SCT?

Learn more.  Contact Mary Powelson at

SCT Production History