Skip to content

Postcard Distribution Network

a white hand picking up a postcard off a full postcard rack

The Postcard Distribution Network (PDN) is an efficient and inexpensive way to get your company's postcards into the hands of eager arts lovers all over the Bay Area!

PDN is a network of over 50 established locations in San Francisco, the North Bay, East Bay, and South Bay/Peninsula. Each location features an attractive postcard display in a highly visible traffic area where performing arts organizations, services, and professionals can have their promotional postcards displayed, including numerous theatres and select information centers.

No more running from place to place trying to get enough coverage — we do the work for you!

Plan your deliveries

PDN deliveries happen every month! Select which postcard delivery routes you would like to send your materials to. We have four routes available for purchase: 

  • San Francisco 
  • North Bay
  • East Bay
  • South Bay/Peninsula 

You can purchase one delivery route or mix and match any of the routes to get a bundle discount. Theatre Bay Area Company and Associate members get a 30% discount on all advertising. PDN Display Locations get an additional $5 off all PDN routes. 

View route details  

Buy your routes

RSVP for your drop-off

Be sure to RSVP! Every month there is a postcard drop-off date in each region of the Bay Area:

  • South Bay
  • North Bay
  • East Bay
  • San Francisco

Bring all your postcards to one monthly drop-off. You can drop off all your cards for all your selected routes at whichever location that is convenient for you. 

RSVP for an available drop-off by emailing with the date and location you plan to attend. If there are no RSVPs for a regional drop-off 1 business day in advance, we will cancel that drop-off.

We do not store postcards for future delivery so please only bring cards for this month's distribution.

View next available drop-offs →

View all upcoming drop-offs →

Prep your postcards

Gather your cards into bundles bound with a rubber band to prepare for distribution. If your postcards aren’t bundled, they may not be delivered.

Each bundle must be:

  • A stack of up to 25 cards OR up to 10-15 brochures/multi-page pamphlets
  • 8.5 x 5.5in (half letter size) or smaller
  • Weighing no more than 7oz*

Check the updated route details below for exact number of bundles. Please provide the correct number of bundles for each route. If you don't have enough postcards, use fewer cards per bundle. 

* If your materials weigh more than 7oz per bundle, we reserve the right to charge a $25 fee to cover additional delivery costs.  

Current bundle count by route →

Drop off your bundled postcards

Bring your postcards to your selected drop for distribution. We are unable to give refunds for missed delivery windows, and we are unable accept drop-offs outside the listed options. 

Forgot to purchase in advance? Don’t worry! Simply RSVP and attend a drop off and we will invoice you after we receive your cards.  

Drop-off Calendar


Drop-off Options: June Delivery

RSVP for your chosen drop-off, and if plans change, let us know.

Use any drop-off for any delivery route! You can bring your packaged marketing materials to any one of these options, and we'll deliver them to all your purchased routes.

If you plan to mail your cards please email with the estimated arrival date so we can track your package

South Bay

City Lights Theater
Monday, June 10th
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

North Bay

Marin Shakespeare Company
Tuesday, June 11th
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

East Bay

Aurora Theatre Company
Tuesday, June 10th
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

San Francisco

Z Space Lobby
Wednesday, June 12th
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Or Mail Them!

Theatre Bay Area
499 Alabama St., #450
San Francisco, CA 94110

Make sure mailed packages arrive by 5 PM on June 11, 2024

Purchase Your PDN Routes

Current Routes

San Francisco

Delivery Date: June 13

Postcard count: 17 bundles of 25 postcards (up to 450 postcards)

  • A.C.T.
  • Bayview Opera House Inc.
  • BATS Improv
  • Cutting Ball Theatre
  • Counterpulse
  • Intersection for the Arts
  • Eclectic Box
  • Magic Theatre
  • Mannakin Theater & Dance
  • New Conservatory Theatre Center
  • ODC Dance Commons
  • Phoenix Arts Association Theatre
  • Potrero Stage
  • The Marsh
  • Theatre of Yugen
  • Z Space
  • 447 Minna
  • Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts Theatre Dept. (On hiatus until September 2024)
North Bay
East Bay
South Bay/Peninsula

Join as a Display Location!

Seeking new display venues in all regions! Now accepting new South Bay/Peninsula, East Bay, North Bay and San Francisco venues.


We're always seeking more display locations to participate. Whether you are a theatre, café, or other location visited by performing arts fans, we'd love to add you to the route. All you need is a display rack, table, or shelf and daytime availability during delivery dates.

Display locations get a discount on their PDN purchases in thanks for making the program possible. Email for more information.