These Theater Classes were voted the Bay Area’s 2020 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.
Gold: Peninsula Youth Theater. Provides theatrical learning experiences that develop leadership, emphasize responsibility and foster teamwork in a supportive, respectful environment. 2500 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. 650-988-8798. pytnet.org.
Silver: Starting Arts. 525 Parrott St., San Jose. 408-492-9022. startingarts.com.
Bronze: Children’s Musical Theatre San Jose. 1401 Parkmoor Ave., #100, San Jose. 408-288-5437. cmtsj.org.
Gold: San Carlos Children’s Theater. Offers after-school drama classes, musical theater camps, specialized workshops and full-scale productions for ages 5 to 18. Multiple locations in San Carlos. 650-594-2730. sancarloschildrenstheater.com.
Silver: Hillbarn Theatre. 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City. 650-349-6411. hillbarntheatre.org.
Bronze: Broadway Babies and Kids. 1101 Laurel St., San Carlos. 650-218-6831. broadwaybabiesandkids.com.
Gold: Marin Shakespeare Company. It offers theater classes for children and teens, camps, a teen touring company, internships and Shakespeare classes at schools. Forest Meadow Amphitheatre, 890 Belle Ave., San Rafael. 415-499-4488. marinshakespeare.org.
Silver: New Conservatory Theatre Center. 25 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. 415-861-8972. nctcsf.org.
Bronze: The Rabbit Hole Children’s Theater. 800 Diamond St., San Francisco. 415-525-4085. therabbitholesf.com.
Gold: Poison Apple Productions. Offers classes and productions for young thespians ages 2-17, with performances at its own playhouse at Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts. 847 Arnold Drive, Martinez. 925-957-0773. poisonappleproductions.org.
Silver: The Ballet School Performing Arts. 1131 Locust St., Walnut Creek. 925-934-2133. theballetschool.org.
Bronze: Bay Area Children’s Theatre. 6114 La Salle Ave., #431, Oakland. 510-296-4433. bactheatre.org.