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Harvey Milk Center for the Arts


  1. Ballroom
  2. Dance Studio
  3. Restrooms

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About this Facility

Overlooking beautiful Duboce Park, the Harvey Milk Center for the Recreational Arts is as unique as the Civil Rights leader it was named for. Originally dedicated to the Performing Arts, the building, commonly called “Drama, Dance & Music”, was headquarters for the Performing Arts Division of the Recreation and Park Department since its construction in 1954. Duboce Park itself, has been a location for arts programming since the early 1920’s when the women volunteers of the San Francisco Urban Story League performed puppet shows and storytelling in the park for children

Programs at this Site
Harvey Milk Center for the Arts is dedicated to the recreation programing of Visual, Digital, Dance and Performing Arts. We offer youth, adult and senior programing. The top portion of the Center features two levels of the building with 2 separate dance rehearsal rooms, while the park level of the building is the Harvey Milk Photo Center with separate operational hours and separate photo center staff. The 50 Scott Street entrance does feature a sound recording box and recording studio within the Center, along with art classrooms.

Programs at this Site
Young People's Teen Musical Theatre Company
Harvey Milk Photo Center


Rentals are tailored towards Art and Community related rentals only. 

Our two large rooms (the Ballroom & Dance Studio) have wooden floors with mirrors on one side of the room, a sound system and a projection screen in the Ballroom only. We do not allow food in the Ballroom or Dance Studio.

All Art/Dance/Music/Community related rental requests should be emailed to

Report a Maintenance Issue
To report a maintenance or vandalism issue at this site, call 311, or click here.

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