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Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall

Address: 201 Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street, San Francisco, CA (Civic Center)
Phone Number: 415 864 6000
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Ranked #112 of 458 Activities in San Francisco
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Home to the San Francisco Symphony, this modern structure created quite an architectural...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Home to the San Francisco Symphony, this modern structure created quite an architectural controversy when first built.

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Oroville, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

2nd tier seats make our 6 symphony package affordable. We love this section off to the side but a cat birds view of all below! We love the whole experience of the symphony MTT always a treat!

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San Francisco, California
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Davies Hall is a lovely venue, and a wonderful place to get a little culture at low stress and cost. Have a martini before the performance and stand out on the balconies on the upper level. The SF Symphony is good, too!

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Sacramento, California
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18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Davies Symphony Hall is an excellent venue for music and live productions that require crisp, unadulterated sound. Over the years, I have come here to experience multiple performances from classical (Isaac Stern) to modern (Melissa Etheridge); sure never to disappoint regardless where you are seated! A multi-level parking structure (with elevators) is located down the street since street parking can... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to both see and hear music being performed, the acoustics are ravishing and sumptuous, and one of these days I'll get to hear the Ruffatti Brothers organ live, until then I'll have to settle for my recording of the Jongen Symphonie Concertante for organ and orchestra with Michael Murray as organist with the San Francisco... More 

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Roseville, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We Bill Burr on October 4, 2014 at the Davies Symphony Hall, which would be considered a strange place to see a stand up comic. It was a beautiful classy venue with not a bad seat in the house. We were in the 2nd tier and the acoustics were perfect. We could hear every word he spoke, even over the... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Davies is not only beautiful to look at, it is also a beautiful place to hear music. Have been to many performances there and find a least part of every program that is fantastic. While "The City" doesn't care how you dress, it is a very classy place and proper attire will be acknowledged by us regulars.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a gorgeous symphony hall in San Francisco; it also has some of the mos comfortable seating for a symphony hall with good views from all seats. Acoustics are such that it is perfect for the symphony and other music events (for example, we saw an excellent large mariachi group here once). If in San Francisco and interested in... More 

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Charlotte Amalie, null, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

i have never been in a box seat with so much room. they seat 4 or 5 and the chairs can be moved so everyone has a great view and plenty of leg room. saw Ben Folds who really has an uncanny knack of getting the audience involved - a super time.

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Just there this past Thursday. Bach - what a treat. Superior sound - great symphony hall. If you can - sit in the side boxes. Lunch at Max's Opera just up Van Ness.

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Penang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

What a lovely venue, slightly spoiled by the rather depressing War Requiem by Benjamin Britten. One or two things could be improved. You have to have your ticket in order to purchase a drink or sandwich, so you can't meet somebody in the bar/cafe and then go into the theatre. Seats are reasonably comfortable and the acoustics were good overall.

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