The mission of this company is to champion innovative theatre and “to effect personal and societal growth, enlightenment, and change.” Recent New Conservatory productions of note have included Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s Good Boys and True, Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed, John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt, the musical Dames at Sea, and the San Francisco premiere of Nathan Sanders’ The Sugar Witch.
New Conservatory’s major programs and their respective goals are as follows: Pride Season Plays, to develop and produce LGBT theatre; the Youth & Adult Conservatory, to provide theatre training; Youth Aware, to offer performances intended to educate youth and those who guide them on challenging issues; the Cabaret Series, to feature local musical theatre talent; New Play Commissions and the Emerging Artists Program, to identify, develop, and produce work by emerging artists.
New Conservatory Theatre Center Information
- Public Transportation: Very good (Muni Metro and buses; five blocks to Civic Center BART station)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Performance schedule is Wednesday–Sunday
- Ticket Prices: Single tickets are $18–$40, half-price student Rush tickets sold half-hour before show, group discounts available for parties of 15 or more, shows available on Goldstar.com, no ticket exchanges for non-subscribers
- Subscriptions: Season subscriptions $120–$260, subscriptions for 30- and-under are $99, Three-Show Sampler Pass $50–$100.