I've been collecting paper theatres for years and years. It never ceases to amaze me how entire worlds full of romantic history, outrageous characters, high drama, and magical settings can fit into a simple set of printed sheets of paper. But there they are, and I'm always happy to delve into these worlds each time I set up one of my miniature theatres.
That said, it goes without saying that I'm excited for the opening of the upcoming paper theatres exhibit at the Museum of Performance & Design in San Francisco. The show will have 21 rare toy theatres from the U.S., Mexico, and Europe, some of them from as far back as the 18th century. If you're like me and want to get the full experience of this exhibit, be sure to call ahead for tickets to the opening reception on July 13.