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The Shelton Theater

533 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1127
+1 415-882-9100
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Cancelled show without notifying us, so we wasted travel

Never in my life (of attending plays around the country) have I pre-paid for tickets and gone to a... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2017
MikeLaw62
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New York City, New York
Streetcar Names Desire is Just Terrific

StreetCar is running only two more weeks. I'm sorry that I did not know about it before, I might... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2016
Martin D
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The Shelton Theater was founded in 1993 by Matt Shelton where plays, films, improvisation, musicals, standup comedy, solo performers, poetry slams, and fine art installations continue to inspire locals and tourists alike in the current downtown San Francisco location. The theater named after legendary actor/director/teacher Jean Shelton who came to San Francisco in 1961 from New York where she brought back an extensive knowledge of the art and craft of acting. Her husband, the late Robert Elross, was a leading arts figure having worked with Dave Brubeck, roomed with aspiring comic Woody Allen in the 50's in North Beach and directed and founded many local theaters here in the Bay Area.
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Aug 7, 2017
“Cancelled show without notifying us, so we wasted travel”
Oct 18, 2016
“Streetcar Names Desire is Just Terrific”
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533 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1127
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

Never in my life (of attending plays around the country) have I pre-paid for tickets and gone to a show (wasting the time and money to travel/park/etc) only to arrive 20 min before showtime and to be told the show was cancelled (last Sat, for...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2016

StreetCar is running only two more weeks. I'm sorry that I did not know about it before, I might have gone a second time. This is a difficult play to produce in a small playhouse (as many as 10 actors on the stage at the...More

Thank Martin D
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Reviewed October 4, 2016

We saw Street Car Named Desire on Fri 9/30. AMAZING! Small intimate theater. Nice bar area and the staff is warm and friendly. You are on the same level as the stage which gives you the feeling that you are part of the show. The...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2016

I've been to the Shelton 3 times. Twice to see "Cheaper Than Therapy", and recently to see "Foodies, The Musical". The comedy show was great both times and the play was pretty funny and well done. The theater is in a great location, easy walk...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2016

My wife and I were unfamiliar with The Shelton Theater and a little apprehensive about the experience we were about to receive. It was a pleasant surprise. This "intimate" venue has about 130 seats, a full bar and a very tiny box office. The one...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2016

We saw "A Streetcar Named Desire", which was an intense full-on emotional performance. It was quite something, the actors must be exhausted afterwards.

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Reviewed August 4, 2015

The place is relatively small but this is the reason why we can have more focus and close contact with the performer, the decoration at the bar is wonderful, however, if there is a toilet at the same floor would be better. Btw, the box...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2015

Thought this might be great like Menopause the Musical, or Beach Blanket Babylon. Totally wrong. Some cute lines with repetitive melody. What a waste. Have a nice dinner with your money.

Thank Martin A
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Reviewed April 9, 2015

Small theatre we booked tickets for online in the UK before travel only $12. There are two shows in different rooms ours was for the stand up which was I think 5 different comedians, all of whom had some good lines, obviously some better and...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have gone to The Shelton Theater to see a number of plays and also Improv. We first went when we got a deal on www.goldstar.com to see Foodies. A number of the events in this theater are often listed on goldstar. Foodies was so...More

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