An intimate, black-box performance space dedicated to new works, The Costume Shop is a versatile venue that houses an eclectic lineup of performances: from innovative A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program productions, to eye-catching work by local artists and performing arts companies.

Located just across Market Street from Civic Center's UN Plaza in the heart of San Francisco's lively Central Market arts neighborhood, The Costume Shop officially opened its doors at 1117 Market Street in fall 2011 as part of 24 Days of Central Market Arts.

Thanks to funding from grants from the San Francisco Neighborhood Arts Collaborative and The Kenneth Rainin Foundation, A.C.T. is able provide no-cost rehearsal and performance space to select local arts organizations.

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Up next at The Costume Shop

In addition to our M.F.A. Program productions, this season we are proud to host exciting work from local Bay Area arts organizations, including Heather Marlowe, Miss T Productions-Love Junkies, Theatre Rhinoceros, and more. 

Please note: Performances are subject to change—information will be updated periodically. Check each company’s website for details.

At Last Productions presents

Present Tense

by Alan Olejniczak
Directed by Rik Lopes
A coproduction with The Playwright Center of San Francisco

March 26–April 4, 2015

Present Tense is a world premiere play of five unrelated vignettes tied together thematically. A drama and a theatrical poem about Middle America, Present Tense is about our dilemmas, failed expectations, difficult choices, and our unwillingness to live in the present. 

With Karen Offereins, Zelda Koznofski, Katrina Bushnell, Fennel Skellyman, and Paul Rodrigues

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online or by calling A.C.T.’s Box Office at 415.749.2228. Thursday, March 26 at 8 p.m. is Pay-What-You-Can night. Available only at the door.