Conservatory Performances

A.C.T.'s award-winning conservatory presents a wide array of productions each year, featuring some of the brightest and most creative performers in the country. From showcasing the talents of students training in the nationally renowned Master of Fine Arts Program, to unveiling the prodigious skills of young actors (ages 8–19) studying in the Young Conservatory, these productions are a place where students put their skills into practice, engage with enthusiastic audiences, and create some of the most dynamic work you'll see onstage.

Upcoming M.F.A. Program and YC Shows

The A.C.T. Young Conservatory presents

Fields of Gold: The Music of Sting

Book by Craig Slaight
Directed by Domenique Lozano and Craig Slaight
August 16–27, 2016

From the overwhelming success of the rock band Police to his breakout solo career, Gordon Matthew Sumner, known in the music world as Sting, is one of the all-time great singer-songwriters. Part of the ongoing series of musical tributes from the A.C.T. Young Conservatory, Fields of Gold: The Music of Sting features 30 years of music, interwoven with a unique story concerning a group of Amish and non-Amish youth coming of age in the American heartland. With such hits as “Be Still My Beating Heart,” “If You Love Somebody,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Fields of Gold,” “Synchronicity,” and “When We Dance,” Sting has been a favorite of young and old alike. Join us as we celebrate the music of Sting.

Performances take place in A.C.T.’s Strand Theater, 1127 Market Street, San Francisco.


A.C.T.' MFA Program presents

Something Is Stirring

Personal journeys, moments, and truths told through song

September 15–17, 2016

Directed by Milissa Carey

Spend an evening with A.C.T.’s extraordinary Master of Fine Arts Program third-year students, who will sweep you away with a specially programmed lineup of musical performances. Grab a cocktail and enjoy this intimate, uniquely entertaining blend of singing and frivolity.


Performances take place in The Garret on the fifth floor of A.C.T.’s Geary Theater, 415 Geary Street, San Francisco.


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