American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco

American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco

The American Conservatory Theater (ACT) is a major nonprofit theater company in San Francisco that offers the public both classical and contemporary theater productions.

ACT was founded in 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by theater and opera director William Ball in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Playhouse and Carnegie Mellon University. Ball relocated the company to San Francisco after being invited by philanthropists and officials from that city to do so. The building houses ACT today was built in 1910 in the Classical Revival and Late Victorian styles, it was previously known as the Columbia Theater. The theater was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated an official San Francisco Landmark in 1976.

ACT also has an acting school that has produced many notable alumni including Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, Princess Sarah Culberson, Benjamin Bratt, Carlos Bernard, Wynn Harmon, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Belknap, Dileep Rao, Harry Hamlin, Anna Deavere Smith, Omar Metwally, Steven W. Bailey, and Anika Noni Rose.

ACT is a wonderful historic theater and an icon of culture in San Francisco.
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Sight Name: American Conservatory Theater
Sight Location: San Francisco, USA (See walking tours in San Francisco)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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