Salesian Club Theatre
  • 3/4 Play! Theatre for Beginners
  • Intermediate Theatre Lab 5/6
  • Advanced Theatre Studio 7/8
  • MASTER CLASS - High School
  • Tickets


2016 - 2017 Season

How will we ever follow up Midsummers’, Hairspray, and Annie, not to mention our Comedy Troupe? 

Find out. 

TWO mainstage productions! 

ONE second stage production in our new Black Box Theatre! 

Ongoing Theatre Classes and Workshops for grades 3 through 12! 

Click an option on the left for auditions, class schedules, and tickets!

Who we are
Every year, dozens of kids descend upon the stage of the Salesian Auditorium to learn the craft of theatre.  They learn how to act, sing, dance, make costumes, build sets, run lights, develop original scripts, and study Shakespeare! 

The Salesian Club Theatre prides itself on providing San Francisco youth the opportunity to do plays and take classes at every level of youth theatre.  Our mission is to encourage not only theatre artists but life-long theatre lovers.  Our audience may include a Backstagetoddler who sits cross-legged on Dad’s lap watching his older sister wield a sword while speaking Shakespearean verse.  Our cast could feature a grandfather crooning onstage in a cameo walk-on while his granddaughter tap dances in the chorus.   You will always find in our stage crew a mom who climbs ladders and hangs lights while her child is offstage learning lines.   Based in our North Beach neighborhood, we truly are a community theatre, and everyone is welcome. 

And because Salesian Club Theatre is a program of the Club, there are no class fees --- all you need to do is join the Salesian Boys' and Girls' Club (which costs only $10.00 per year!).  For more information on Club membership, call 415.397.3068 or drop by the Club office during weekday hours.
See you on stage.

Thank you!
Mary Powelson, Artistic Director


Upcoming Auditions:

The Lion King (kids): Monday, August 22, 4 to 6pm. Black Box Theatre.
LK auditions open to Club members in grades 4 and 5 only. 

For AUDITION PREP and MATERIALS materials, please email Mary Powelson at

The Taming of the Shrew: Tuesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 25, 4 to 7 pm. Black Box Theatre. Call backs on Monday, August 29, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Shrew auditions open to Club members in grades 6, 7, and 8 and 5th graders by approval. For AUDITION PREP and MATERIALS materials, please email Mary Powelson at





3/4 Play!  Theatre for Beginners 

Fall session begins on Thursday, September 8 @ 4:15 pm to 5 pm. Session ends on Thursday, October 13. Class Registration begins on August 29.

Please click here to register for the Beginning Theatre Class.  SIGN UP FOR THEATRE CLASSES AT SBGC

Note that you must first create a registration email before you can register. You do not need to fill out insurance requests etc. to register. Just keep clicking "yes" and move the registration process. If you have any questions, please email

Thank you!


Intermediate Theatre Lab 5, 6 and 7

Intermediate Theatre Lab will be by invitation only.

For more information, contact Mary Powelson at 415.397.3068 or email Mary at

Advanced Theatre Studio 6, 7 and 8

The Fall Advanced Studio will be the production of SHAKESEARE's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.  Please see the audition page and/or contact Mary Powelson at



Salesian Club Theatre offers a Master-level Acting Class for interested high-school age students and 8th graders who are prearing for BFA, SOTA and Conservatory auditions.

There will be ongoing one-time acting skills and performance workshops scheduled throughout the year, starting in September.

To get on that mailing list, or to receive coaching/workshop information, please email Mary Powelson at

The Salesian Club Theatre has been producing plays with youth since 2006.

Year  Production(s)
2006  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2007  Guys and Dolls Jr.
2008 Annie Jr.
2009   The Music Man Jr.

Somewhere Over Salesian – an original musical revue
Twelfth Night


Somewhere Over Salesian 2
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

2012  Bye Bye Birdie
The Comedy of Errors
2013  Oliver!
Bad Wolf, a student-written and directed original play with music
The Jungle Book (Kids)
Romeo & Juliet
A Very Salesian Christmas – a student-written and directed original play with music
2014  Anything Goes
¾ Play Theatre Class student-scenes
2015 Somewhere Over Salesian 3
A Midsummer Night's Dream
2016  Annie (kids)
The Lion King (kids)
The Taming of the Shrew

Guys and Dolls

Salesian Club Theatre presents


A Musical Fable of Broadway
Based on a story and characters
by Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

March 17 and 18, 2017
7:30 pm.

Salesian Auditorium
680 Filbert @ Washington Square
San Francisco, 94133

Guys and Dolls is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Click here to purchase tickets...



How To Register Online

Click on this link to register for classes: SALESIAN CLUB THEATRE CLASSES 

Unless you have bought tickets to or registered under the Club THEATRE arts people database, you must create an account to register for Theatre Classes online. Please create an account on the landing page by: entering your email address and setting up a password, and then you should process through the prompts, ignore the requests to add insurance etc. agree to the liability release by clicking and saying yes, and then make sure to press submit when finished. There is no charge for this class, so just keep saying yes, yes, and please know that a donation is not required but always appreciated, and again, make sure you submit at the end. You should receive an email confirmation if all went well. 

Thank you!