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.
Between our large, proscenium Saville Theatre and our more intimate Black Box space, we fully produce five shows a year. This includes one musical with live orchestration, the annual Festival of New Plays, which is written and directed by City College students, and a showcase production with student designers. Auditions for productions are held each semester, and are open to the public. Auditions for Cabaret are December 5th, and auditions for the Festival of New Plays and Gruesome Playground Injuries are February 2nd. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis for technical/stage management/backstage crew/front of house.
We offer a range of courses, taught by industry-leading artists and educators. From acting to stage craft, build your technical skills, hone your craft, and develop your love of the theatrical arts as a performer, technician, playwright, designer, or audience member. We offer a wide range of courses that are available to any enrolled student, whether you are a major or just looking to fulfill your gen eds in a collaborative and supportive environment. Courses are available for transfer to UCs and CSUs (and beyond!)
We offer beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities including:
At City College you will have the opportunity to learn from professional theatre makers using state of the art equipment.
Theatre spaces are also available for event rental: please contact Nathaniel Pitcher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For inquiries about venue availability, classes, or our upcoming productions, send us a message. We will get back to you soon!
1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101, United States
The Saville Theatre is located near the intersection of 14th and C Streets in the East Village. The Black Box is just past the Saville, through the Arts Plaza (connected to the AH building). Parking for audience members is in Lot 8.