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Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre Sign Suffers Vandalism
Last night someone vandalized our beloved tile sign proclaiming the building's official name, the Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre. The tile mural was created by Bayview children as part of Bayview Opera House's Children's Mural Program in 2007, and its installation was supported by SWA group. The entire Opera House family is grief-stricken that someone destroyed our children's beautiful work that celebrated community hero and namesake of our building, the late Ruth Williams.
BVOH Board President
"The Bayview Opera House is the most prized asset of our community. We all have a responsibility to maintain it, so that it's around for future generations.
Our Dare 2 Dream ARTS program teaches art to more than 300 Bayview children annually.
Our teen workshops offer theatre tech job skills and artistic skill development.
Our free movie nights and 3rd on Third community events bring the community together and highlight local African American history and culture."
Son of Ruth Williams
"To my Bayview Hunters Point community...I am sorry to inform you that someone has vandalized the Ruth Williams Memorial tile sign honoring my mother. The vandals are obviously foolish individuals with no self worth or pride in our community not respect for people like my my mother who helped make the Bayview better. However, we will make her honored name on the Bayview Opera House biggerm stronger and prouder. Please help support this effort and continue your support for our community."
The City of San Francisco recently invested 5.7 million in a major renovation project that was completed in 2016. We are extremely proud of our facility, and steward it to the best of our ability. We take pride in making sure that everything is clean, organized and in working order. We respect our community by offering a clean, welcoming space, that provides youth artists with the same professional service as nationally known touring acts.
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Bayview Opera House Programs
Stewardship of our 1888 historic building is an ongoing commitment. Most recently our building was painted in a beautiful contemporary color pattern. We are looking forward to renovating our food prep area this year.