Best Theater Classes in the Bay Area

These businesses were voted the Best Theater Classes in the Bay Area in Bay Area Parent’s 2023 Best of the Best reader poll. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Children’s Musical Theater San Jose. This children’s theater has been offering musical and theatrical training to ages 4 to 20 for 53 years. San Jose.

Silver: Starting Arts. San Jose.

Bronze: Peninsula Youth Theatre. Mountain View.

Bronze: Willow Glen Children’s Theater. San Jose.


Gold: San Carlos Children’s Theater. Offers after-school drama classes, musical theater camps, specialized workshops and full-scale productions. Multiple locations in San Carlos.

Silver: Pied Piper Players. Burlingame.

Bronze: Hillbarn Theatre & Conservatory. Foster City.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: North Bay Theatrics. Offers theater programs and camps for kids, regardless of their financial backgrounds, in Marin and Sonoma counties. San Anselmo and Cotati.

Silver: The Rabbit Hole Children’s Theater. San Francisco.

Bronze: Marin Shakespeare Company. San Rafael.

East Bay

Gold: Lareen Fender The Ballet School Performing Arts. Offers theater classes and productions for kids and teens, as well as a training program for adult actors. Walnut Creek.

Silver: Poison Apple Productions. Martinez.

Bronze: Berkeley Playhouse. Berkeley.


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