Marin Ballet is located in the heart of San Rafael’s historic Dominican University neighborhood.  Formerly a  chapel and dormitory for the  St. Peter Chanel Marist Fathers Seminary, our facility was purchased with a major grant from the S.H. Cowell Foundation in 1972.  Over the years, and with the support of capital campaign contributions, Marin Ballet’s studios and common areas have undergone a number of renovation improvements.  Most recently our 45th Anniversary Campaign allowed us to renovate our downstairs lobby and dressing room areas.

Marin Ballet's 20,256 square-foot, year-round facility is home to:

  • 6 dance studios, equipped with dance-specific floors, mirrors, barres, sound systems, and pianos
  • The Phyllis Thelen Theater (seats 120; fully equipped with A/V equipment and theatrical lighting)
  •  3 dressing/changing rooms
  •  Wardrobe shop and Costume storage
  •  Garden patio with outdoor tables/seating
  •  Board Room, and full kitchen
  •  Large parking lot with overflow lot

For rental inquiries, contact us at 415-453-6705 x10, or via email at