Homepage of A Change of Heart 2019, a theatrical play in San Francisco
A classical bilingual play
set in Ancient China

Costumes&Cookies invites you to join this theatrical event based on true stories from over 500 years ago!

This Year's Story

Would you forgive a mother who favors riches over her own children? Or a wayward heir with gambling debts? A Change of Heart is a unique theatrical play that follows two families who face events both dramatic and comical.

A 50-Year Tradition

As a San Francisco staple, we have been entertaining visitors from around the country since the 1950s. Our classical Chinese operatic plays are performed in English and Cantonese, featuring glittering costumes, playful monkeys, dance, and martial arts.

Our Famous Cookies

60 years ago, we baked and sold homemade cookies to raise the resources to build our venue and to fund our plays. Today, we pay homage to this history by selling our cookies during intermission (cash only).

Lunch in Chinatown

A Chinese cuisine lunch can be arranged prior to the show. Dishes are selected by the chef. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance.

Raffles and Prizes

Two prizes will be raffled off at the end of each performance. Each guest will receive one raffle ticket upon arrival.

What People are Saying

"We love the show. We think it is the best-kept secret fun show in SF."
Audience Member
If you come to San Francisco and experience this, it’s going to change you.
Audience Member
We’ve done a lot theater and a lot of music festivals, but nothing is quite like this.
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Show Dates & Tickets

Feb 2
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Feb 9
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Feb 16
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Feb 23
No Show
Mar 2
Feb 3
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Feb 10
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Feb 17
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Feb 24
Mar 3
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Mar 10
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$12 per Show Ticket

Our proceeds go to our Youth Education Fund, which grants academic scholarships to our members. No refunds are allowed. Tickets can, however, be transferred to an alternate performance date if seats are still available.

$16 additional per Lunch Add-On (optional)

Tax and tip included in the price.

Other Payment Methods

If you prefer to order via email or pay by check, please complete and send us an order form.

Show Schedule

Lunch Begins: 12:00pm

Lunch is an optional, additional cost.

Doors Open: 1:30pm
Show Runs: 2:00pm to approximately 4:30pm

Show includes a 15-minute intermission.

Location Details

Show Location

Auditorium at Buddha’s Universal Church
720 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Five stories, built from the ground up, and featuring a beautiful roof garden, our performance will be held in the huge auditorium of the Buddha's Universal Church.

Lunch Location

Partner Restaurant in Chinatown
Within walking distance from the show

Lunch is an optional, additional cost. Please see the pricing section above for details. The partner restaurant address will be included with the ticket.

Show Policies

No food/drink or pets in the auditorium. No flash photography during the performance. For service animals or wheelchair access, please contact us for arrangements.

Parking & Transit

You can find metered parking on city streets and parking garages at the Hilton, Portsmouth Square’s, and other locations in the area. The church is about half a mile from Montgomery Bart / MUNI station.

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