Museum of Performance + Design

2200 Jerrold Ave, Suite T, San Francisco, CA 94124


Museum Website

Web resources and a digitization program are the focus of current activity. Please check the website for information about access to the collection.

Founded in 1947, the museum holds three-and-a-half million items on the history of performances in San Francisco and the Bay Area. 

The Museum's diverse collection includes books, periodicals, playbills, clippings, photographs, posters, sheet music, plays and librettos, radio interviews, videotapes, musical theater recordings, the Legacy Oral History Program, the Theater Film Archive, theater design research materials, costumes and set design renderings, personal papers of performers, patrons and critics, as well as the archive of several local performing arts organizations.

Exhibitions & Dates