About Shelton Theater
An arts community in downtown San Francisco.
The Shelton Theater, founded in 1993 by Matt Shelton, is a part of the historic Shelton Studios founded in 1961. We host and produce live performances of musicals, narrative plays, improv, poetry, solo performances, play readings, musical events, film screenings, and fine art installations. In addition we offer acting and improvisation classes in San Francisco. We provide artists with the creative respect they need and a venue within which to observe their works. There are two intimate venues of 74 and 70 seats. Thousands of performing artists have created works in these theaters and the Shelton Family has established 533 Sutter St. as a cultural hub.
To create stories from a diverse community of artists in order to illuminate the human condition; increasing empathy, imagination, and communication.
Who We Are
Cedric Wentworth-Fine Artist
In recognition of the prospective observer's desire to ascertain the professional quality of this institution and particularly to those who are new to the film and theatre communities and therefore unaware of the reputation of the Shelton Theater, we have produced the following list of former alumni/artists. We would like to state that it is our belief that many of the finest artists who have attended this institution do not appear on this list and many of their names might not be recognized. This list is by no means complete.
Alumni have won Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Tony Awards, Obie Awards and countless local awards.
Lisa Fruchtman- Editor
Lourdes Portillio- Filmmaker
Jeremy Larner- Author
Nancy Hayes-Casting Director