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A woman from Fogo Na Roupa performs at the Presidio. Photo by Agency Moanalani Jeffrey.

Arts & Culture in the Presidio

The Presidio is a platform for creative cultural expression, including art, music, and dance.

The Presidio is a place for creative expression, where artists, community groups, and performers of all kinds give life to their diverse stories.

Artists leave their mark through temporary exhibitions – from Andy Goldsworthy’s Spire, Wood Line, Tree Fall, and Earth Wall quartet to the colorful murals and banners at Presidio Tunnel Tops made by community artists.

Many park institutions offer a year-round slate of programs. The 600-seat Presidio Theatre hosts eclectic offerings, from Flamenco dance to queer film festivals to youth theatre. And Presidio Chapel serves up contemporary and classical performances.

Other Presidio institutions include The Walt Disney Family Museum where kids and adults can take art workshops, Arion Press where you can pick up a hand-made book or attend an author talk, or Tides Converge which has two free public art galleries.

Murals at Presidio Tunnel Tops

In Iconic Visions, artist Felicia Gabaldon has created large ground murals depicting Presidio creatures like coyote, quail, and Monarch butterflies. View them near the Outpost playground at Presidio Tunnel Tops.

Butterfly ground mural by artist Felicia Gabaldon.

Presidio Arts & Culture

Favianna Rodriguez kneeling in front of her art mural at the Presidio. Photo by Alex Grant.
Artist Favianna Rodriguez created the "Ancestral Futures" mural exhibition. Photo by Alex Grant.
A group of students and teachers stand in front of Andy Goldsworthy’s Earth Wall at the Presidio Officers’ Club. Photo by Erin Conger.
Students view Andy Goldsworthy’s Earth Wall at the Presidio. Photo by Erin Conger.
A woman performs at the Environmental Justice Summit at the Presidio. Photo by Paul Myers.
The Environmental Justice Summit was held at the Presidio in 2022. Photo by Paul Myers.
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Frequently Asked Questions

No, there is no charge to see the art installations. In fact, Wood Line and Spire are outdoors alongside trails, so they are always available to view.

Presidio Theatre hosts dance, theatre, music, cinema, and performing arts of all kinds. See what’s coming up on their calendar.

The concerts are usually from June through October. See what’s coming up in the Events Calendar.

Yes, visit the Disney website for ticket details. There is free entry for children 5 or younger as well as active, retired, or veteran military personnel and their spouse and dependents.

There are colorful ground murals at Presidio Tunnel Tops near the Outpost playground and outside Presidio Visitor Center

Park Itineraries

Need help planning your day at the Presidio? We’ve put together some itinerary ideas for things to see and do in the park. Whether you’re planning to spend a few hours or an entire day, there’s something for everyone at the Presidio.

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Representatives from the National Park Service, Parks Conservancy, and Presidio Trust standing in front of the Presidio Visitor Center