Venue Details

103 Star Starred
The Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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Member Tips

Arrive early and have a drink in their comfortable lounge.
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Goldstar Member
Be comfortable.
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Goldstar Member
Great lounge
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Goldstar Member
Abundant parking including Sutter Stockton just down the street
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Goldstar Member
Take BART and get off at Powell Street station. Very convenient.
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Anthony Chen
There are two stages. Make sure you know which one is yours
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Reviews & Ratings

41 ratings
4.4 average rating
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12 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 14 2012

Superb casting, acting, direction, story line. I expected passable and got standing ovation material. Also, so nice to have real food on stage. Drinking real coffee not... continued

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 08 2012

AMAZING acting, great story, intimate theater experience. I highly recommend this show before it moves on! We will be back for more shows at the Shelton...very impressive!

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1 review
3 stars
attended Jan 05 2013

The theater is intimate and simply adorable. The set looked great and there's not a bad seat in the house. The play had 7 characters. 2 were really good. 3 were passable.... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“This is a beautiful production, understated and real. It lasts an hour and 35 minutes without intermission and in that short space of time, you will be transported into a charming world where thinking makes it so.” — Lynn Ruth Miller


The Shelton Theater presents The Rainmaker, N. Richard Nash’s classic play about faith, love and raw magic in a time of crippling drought. Beautifully staged by director Julie Dimas-Lockfeld, this funny, poignant and life-affirming story is an unforgettable view into a world where love and belief in the unbelievable are as necessary as rain. Matt Shelton plays the title role of Starbuck, the traveling con man come to bring rain.

About the Ticket Supplier: Jean Shelton Foundation

The Shelton Theater (Jean Shelton Foundation), founded in 1993 by Matt Shelton, is an extension of the (Jean) Shelton Studios founded in 1961. The theater hosts live performances of musicals, narrative plays, improv, poetry, solo performances, and concerts. Film screenings and contemporary fine art are exhibited as well. We provide artists with the creative respect they need and a venue within which to observe their works. There are two intimate venues of 74 and 60 seats. Literally thousands of performing artists have created works here and the energy of those creations gives the theaters an atmosphere of truth and power. Many have revealed the aches of their heart and the strength of their imagination on these stages.