Our Core Values: Inquiry, Care, Integrity, Agency, Interconnection



Our UHS Theater Program offers students a wide variety of experiences in acting, theater production, and technical theater. The department produces three major shows and hosts a Spring Student Drama Series, which highlights advanced student work.

In The UHS Theater Program, You Can:

  • Learn to act and perform on stage
  • Choreograph musical numbers
  • Produce or direct a show
  • Design and create stage sets
  • Manage lights, sounds, or props for a production
  • Become a young playwright

Theater Beyond UHS:

  • UHS has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Students have been finalists in Magic Theater’s Launch Pad playwriting contest and Beach Blanket Babylon’s Scholarship for Acting
  • Students regularly attend summer programs in theater, including: Northwestern University’s High School Institute in Theater, New York University’s CAP 21 program in musical theater, and CSSSA’s acting program
  • Bay Area professionals come in to work with students on various aspects of acting

Facilities and Resources:
Our theater is a state-of-the-art facility. Some features include:

  • Raked seating with an audience capacity of 400
  • A technical mezzanine with professional lighting and catwalks
  • A “Juliet” balcony
  • Optimum acoustical designs
  • Cutting-edge audio and visual technologies
  • Digital and computer capabilities


The Spring Musical:
A Man of No Importance

Thursday–Saturday, April 26–28
at 7:30 p.m.
in the UHS Theater
(enter at 3150 Washington Street)