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Harvey Milk Center for the Arts


  1. Ballroom
  2. Dance Studio
  3. Restrooms

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
Dedicated now to the Visual as well as the Performing Arts, the Harvey Milk Arts Center has quickly become the City’s newest Digital Destination with state-of-the-art technological facilities including brand new Sound Recording Studio & Digital Labs. The building also features a multitude of arts & recreational programming in our expansive Ballroom, Dance Studio, Art Studios, multiple Exhibition Galleries and the Scott Street Labyrinth.

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

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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