12 May 2024

Zaccho Dance Theatre


Walk ups welcome this weekend for The People's Palace

Last night's premiere was an amazing experience of joy, creativity, and community! Join us tonight and Sunday - walk ups are encouraged!

Co-presented by Dancers' Group and Zaccho Dance Theatre, The People's Palace is a special 3-day only FREE installation performance conceived and directed by Joanna Haigood at San Francisco’s iconic City Hall.

May 9, 10 & 12, 2024

8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

San Francisco City Hall

1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl.

Walk ups are welcome! 

Performance repeats every 30 minutes:

  • 8:00 PM (7:50 entry)
  • 8:30 PM (8:20 entry)
  • 9:00 PM (8:50 entry)
  • 9:30 PM (9:20 entry)
  • 10:00 PM (9:50 entry)

Arrive early to allow extra time for check-in and security. Once inside, you are invited to stay for multiple performances so you can experience the work from a new vantage point or see your favorite part again. Attendees are also invited to view the performance from the 2nd and 3rd floor balconies!

Learn more about our collaborators here! This immersive and one-of-a-kind event showcases aerialists and performers suspended in air, flying through the rotunda, and interacting with the architecture and large scale projections, transforming these symbols into new, more inclusive narratives that more accurately reflect San Francisco's diverse and dynamic cultures and community. 

Funding provided by a Hewlett 50 Arts Commission, with additional support from the California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Bernard Osher Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, and our generous community of individual donors.

View The People's Palace Program

Special Mother's Day Event with Black Futures Artist Nekia Wright

Join Nekia Wright for an unforgettable free Mother's Day experience at Zaccho Studio

Sunday, May 12th

1:00 to 4:00 PM

Zaccho Studio

No RSVP Required

Learn More Here!

The event will begin with an opening ritual followed by a screening of Nekia’s documentary Afrolistic: Black Healing from Zimbabwe to the Bay. Participants will then have the opportunity to learn about and explore various instruments of afro-holistic sound healing in a hands-on workshop followed by Q&A.

Donate to support The People's Palace

Your support is what makes free performances like the The People’s Palace possible! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.


This FREE groundbreaking performance installation was created by some of San Francisco's most established and celebrated performing artists and designers. Your donation will contribute to the success of The People's Palace and directly support the ability of BIPOC artists to engage with this historic site.

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