American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)

A.C.T.’s Education & Community Programs bring diverse groups of young people and adults from across the Bay Area together with the A.C.T. community to experience firsthand the transformative potential of dramatic storytelling. The ACTsmart arts education programs serve 15,000 students each year through programs like our Student Matinee (SMAT) initiative, which offers low-cost and complimentary tickets to performances; Will on Wheels, the annual tour of a Shakespeare classic performed in schools and community venues; and the ACTsmart Intensive Residency program, which provides instruction in writing and performance for youth with the least access to theater education.