Drama. Artistry. Creation. We've got it all at San Diego City College Theater.
Acting, designing, writing, building--whatever your passion, we have what it takes to provide you with the training and experience you need to pursue your dreams. We provide hands-on experience for actors, technicians, and writers in an active department where students learn their craft from faculty and staff who are working professionals in the industry. It's your passion--it's ours, too.
Due to COVID, we're doing things a little differently now. We won't be producing plays in a theatre until we're told it's safe to do so, which will hopefully be very soon! In the meantime, please check out the video below to get an idea of the shows we produced in previous semesters. We'll be back onstage soon!
Looking for fall classes? Check out the Fall 2021 schedule. Please be aware that you will need to be fully vaccinated in order to take any in-person classes or be a part of the fall plays. Click here for more information.
We look forward to seeing you IN PERSON soon!
We offer beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities including:
- 99-seat flexible Black Box Theatre with tension grid
- 282-seat proscenium Saville Theatre with fly loft and orchestra pit
- Scene shop with tool crib and paint cage
- Costume/sewing room with new Bernina sewing machines
- Craft and dye room
- Roomy costume storage
- Makeup room
- Dressing rooms with lockers, bathroom facilities, and showers
We produce four shows a year in our intimate Black Box Theatre and beautiful Saville Theatre, ranging from student-written plays to large-scale musicals. You will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with professional set and lighting design faculty while using industry best equipment.
The Theatre Program offers Associate of Arts degrees in Theatre and Musical Theatre, Associate of Arts for Transfer Degree, and Certificates in Technical Theatre, Special Effects (FX) Makeup, and Theatrical Glamour for Media and Performance.
Faculty and Staff
June Richards, Emeritus
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:
- Effectively practice the theatre arts through involvement in the creation and presentation of public performances in theatre.
- Develop a structural approach to interpretation of language in dramatic text.
- Explain and practice basic production processes such as acting, scenic, costume, and make-up design, and technical operation related to production.
- Identify the historical and cultural dimension of theatre, including the works of leading playwrights, actors, directors, and designers.
- Acquire intercultural and multicultural understanding, as well as perception of the universal and timeless human conflicts presented in dramatic works.
- Augment the discipline, cooperation, accountability, and perseverance necessary for positive self-identification and success in life.