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.

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 of Performance in Special Effects (FX) Makeup, Technical Theatre, and Theatrical Glamour for Media and Performance.

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Faculty and Staff 


Duane Gardella

Katie Rodda

Andrea Singer

Kate Stone

Terry Wilson

June Richards, Emeritus



Currently vacant


Adjunct Faculty

Kristin Arcidiacono

Elisa Benzoni

Farrell Foreman

Matt Thompson

Carol Whaley