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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Address: 701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (SoMa)
Phone Number: 415 978 2787
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Ranked #247 of 458 Activities in San Francisco
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: City-owned performing arts center offering facilities for a variety...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: City-owned performing arts center offering facilities for a variety of acts, both indoors and outside.
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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews 128 reviews
44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Nice small venue with good sight lines and acoustics. Chairs are not very comfortable and led to a couple of aching backs after about an hour. Easy to order through ticket service on line but print at home did not work and the box office is hard to reach by phone due to limited hours. Stopped by during the day... More 

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Ontario
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The YBCA is a superb gallery space that runs specific contemporary art displays throughout the year. Admission is a little pricey given the somewhat sparse collection. I enjoy contemporary art a great deal and with the MOMA closed, decided to give it a shot. Some of the pieces were interesting but lacked the much-needed background explanation required to understand the... More 

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San Francisco
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134 reviews 134 reviews
34 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We love this small theater...a wonderful mosaic of events and artists appear here. Last night we saw Anna Devere Smith's talent intensive, Un-Ted. The staff is stellar. Online tix are a breeze. Great pricing. Easy parking at 5 th and Mission streets. Very attractive on so many levels.

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

When visiting San Francisco, take in some of the wonderful culture that we get to take for granted. Some of my favorite dance performances take place in this little theater where every seat is a good seat. Any performance by the Smuin ballet is going to be wonderful. The tickets for performances are far less than the ones for the... More 

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San Francisco, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Yerba Buena is a cool place with a LOT going on. there may be free music or theater or a fair, but even when there's not, there's still the mighty Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, restaurants, the museum, the carousel, the art, the Metreon (itself with movie theater, restaurants, stores, etc.), the ice skating rink, the lawn, the playground with... More 

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Berkeley, California
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27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is across the street from SFMOMA. The park is a lovely oasis of calm in the heart of the city. In the park there is an awesome fountain/sculpture honoring Dr. Martin Luther King: the viewer walks underneath a pounding waterfall and as they walk they read King's words of his vision for the time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

A quiteful place to walk by, specially on summy days, theres a lot of caffes and museums close by that you can visit. Afterwords you can go to the moma...

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Yerba Buena CFA is right in the middle of a tourist wonderland (MOMA & Metreon are w/in 1 block), but you'd never know it! Once you enter, you feel more like you are in a semi-private art gallery, with a rotating selection of unique exhibits. The exhibits span nearly every genre, with a general emphasis on technology, but it is... More 

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