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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

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Address: 701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone Number: 415 978 2787
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Description: City-owned performing arts center offering facilities for a variety of...
City-owned performing arts center offering facilities for a variety of acts, both indoors and outside.
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Nice venue but chairs can get uncomfortable

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Avondale, Pennsylvania

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Yerba Buena is a lovely venue for dance performance. It feels intimate, but spacious, and we've had good viewing from every seat we've had in a dozen or so visits. It's best accessed by public transit (super easy, on every Muni car line, get off at 4th & Market), and also near a huge variety of restos & cafes. The... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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