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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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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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Wonderful, well-organized, if small gallery of modern, politically-engaged art.

Wonderful, well-organized, if small gallery of modern, politically-engaged art. Not very expensive to get in ($10 normally, $8 for students and teachers), with about four large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2016
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Mountain View, California
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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Wonderful, well-organized, if small gallery of modern, politically-engaged art. Not very expensive to get in ($10 normally, $8 for students and teachers), with about four large galleries to go through. I remember all of them making an impression-- from the parody music video advocating for trans rights and racial equality to the 3D printing of gun components to the wall... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The Showcase is a wonderful evening - we come from Sacramento and don't know anybody in the Ballet School. But the quality of the dancing and the presentation make it a lovely evening. The theatre itself is very nice - we sat in the balcony and had no trouble seeing the stage. I don't think there are any "bad" seats.

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Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Came to see the Smuin Ballet and was greatly entertained. Perfect venue for dance. Centrally located, we spent a short time across the street at the SF Museum of Modern Art. Afterwards, there was an open air event in the park itself.

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Thank GeraldP1941
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The location of this venue is very central, next to major hotels et al. The programming is greta, too but gosh, the seats! If you are seated on the side there is no way you can see a whole show without having neck pain. And if you are in the center, you still get this old-fashioned outdated seats. Needs some... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Some of the most interesting modern art is showcased here. It's evolved over the years and today is somewhat better. The exhibits can be meh or wow, the range is quite large.

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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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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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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