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.

Would you like to rent The Costume Shop for your performance, reading, or event? Send an email to ahand@act-sf.org.
 

Read on for information about
upcoming performances!

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. Many performances are free of charge, but check each company’s website for details.

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Theatre Rhinoceros Presents

The Battle of Midway! Live! On Stage!

A World Premiere Musical Comedy

Written and Directed by John Fisher 

Music by Don Seaver 

November 14–30 

The Costume Shop Theater 


The famous naval battle becomes a musical-comedy. Finally! Join Nim, Fletch, Spru, Yammy and Naggy as they slug it out in the Central Pacific. It's the Second World War as you've never seen it before!

Performances are Wed–Sat at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m., with a
 special Sunday matinee November 30 at 3 p.m. 

There is no show on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27.

Click here for tickets.