San Francisco Performing Arts: Opera, Ballet, Symphony & more . . .
San Francisco performing arts venues are plentiful and offer a huge variety of plays, concerts, comedy shows, special events and other performances. The San Remo Hotel in North Beach provides information on some of San Francisco's performing arts venues, most of which are a convenient drive from the hotel.
San Francisco offers several venues, including the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (1.5 miles) and the Golden Gate Theater (0.7 miles), each offering quality music, concerts, and theatrical performances.
San Francisco performing arts venues listed by distance from hotel:
New Conservatory Theatre Center 0.1 miles
25 Van Ness Avenue, Lower Level, San Francisco, CA 94102, (415) 861-4914
The mission of the New Conservatory Theatre center is to champion innovative, high-quality theatre experiences for youth, adults, and artists to effect personal and societal growth, enlightenment, and change.
Herbst Theater 0.3 miles
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102, (415) 621-6600
The Herbst Theatre, located in the center of the War Memorial Veterans Building, is a vital and active performance venue for numerous organizations presenting a wide range of artistic, cultural and entertainment programming.
War Memorial Opera House - San Francisco Opera 0.3 miles
301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 415) 864-3330
San Francisco Opera is the second largest opera company in North America. The venerable beaux arts building was inaugurated on October 15, 1932 and holds the distinction of being the first American opera house that was not built by and for a small group of wealthy patrons; the funding came thanks to a group of private citizens who encouraged thousands of San Franciscans to subscribe. The War Memorial currently welcomes some 500,000 patrons annually.
Golden Gate Theater 0.7 miles
1 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (888) 746-1799
SHN (Shorenstein Hays Nederlander) consistently delivers the ultimate Broadway experience to San Francisco presenting new works, pre-Broadway productions, open-ended engagements and hits fresh from Broadway stages.
Victoria Theater 0.7 miles
2961 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 863-7576
Located in the historic Mission District of San Francisco, the ornate and stately Victoria Theatre, seats 480. The theatre, built in 1908 as a vaudeville house, is now a city landmark and the oldest operating theatre in San Francisco.
Magic Theatre 1.0` miles
Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123, (415) 441-8822
The highly acclaimed Magic Theatre, which celebrated its 40th season in 2006, is a major West Coast company dedicated to presenting the works of new plays
American Conservatory Theater 1.2 miles
415 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 , (415) 749-2228
American Conservatory Theater nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its conservatory, and an ongoing engagement with its community
San Francisco Symphony 2.7 miles
Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102, (415) 864-6000
Completed in September, 1980 after more than two years of construction, Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall is the home of the San Francisco Symphony. The San Francisco Symphony's home owes its name to the efforts and perseverance of Mrs. Louise M. Davies, the largest individual contributor to the building hall. The San Francisco Symphony sets the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance at home and around the world; Enriches, serves, and shapes cultural life throughout the spectrum of Bay Area communities; Maintains financial stability and gains public recognition as a means of ensuring its ability to fulfill its mission.
Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) is widely considered to be among the most artistically adventurous and financially stable arts institutions in the US. Nearly 600,000 people hear over 220 concerts and presentations of the SFS each year. The SFS acts as a cultural ambassador for the Bay Area through its nearly 45 national and international concert tours, nearly 150 recordings, and through its radio broadcasts, heard on more than 275 stations throughout the U.S. and Europe.
In fall 2006, the SFS launched the national Keeping Score PBS television series and multimedia project. Keeping Score is the San Francisco Symphony’s program designed to make classical music more accessible to people of all ages and musical backgrounds through a national PBS television series, an interactive web site, www.keepingscore.org, to explore and learn about music, a national radio series hosted by Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, documentary and live performance DVDs, and an education program for K-12 schools to further teaching through the arts by integrating classical music into core subjects.
The San Francisco Symphony Chorus has 150 singers and was founded over 30 years ago. The SFS is one of only a handful of major orchestras in the United States with its own chorus.