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We attended a trade type show here that had multiple displays and several breakout sessions. All with food and drink spread around the floor.
The only real downside was that the restrooms were on the floor below, so you had to make your way downstairs...More
We were just at the auditorium for Hans Zimmer Live and I was impressed. The layout of the building is a little confusing, but we also went up the wrong stairwell while looking for our seats and had to wander a bit. Once we figured...More
Having been here once before, I knew going into this concert that it would be one to remember. Entry in is always super fast (usually no waiting - even when sold out). The staff is on it and makes things run smooth. There are a...More
This was my 3rd time at the civic...I love that this venue doesn't have assigned seating for their concerts...there is not a bad seat in the house!
I have seen PearlJam , Kings of Leon, & YoGabbaGabba here & have had an amazing time each...More
Great concert, was not impressed with seating. This is an open auditorium with seating upstairs and standing only downstairs. Would definitely spend extra for a seat. Standing for 3 1/2 hours was excessive..
I've attended many events at this location - great place - the parking is limited in the area if you get there after your show starts. Parking does fill up quickly - right across the center underneath the yard is you easiest parking location -...More
After buying tickets to see Disclosure at Bill Graham, I made several inquires to both the venue itself and the ticket agency. No one seemed to understand the true meaning of all GA tickets, how hard it would or wouldn't be to get balcony seats,...More
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things government and performance-related in the city. Although its streets are best walked during daytime, numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz center offer year round entertainment within the shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold tipped dome of City Hall.
There's really no parking AT the auditorium, and since I'm not from the area, I can't attest to the locations of paid garages/lots. When I was trying to figure out the logistics for getting there during my trip, a lot of... More
There's really no parking AT the auditorium, and since I'm not from the area, I can't attest to the locations of paid garages/lots. When I was trying to figure out the logistics for getting there during my trip, a lot of people suggested using Uber/Lyft to travel and just get dropped off/picked up, and that's what we ended up doing.
All in all though, the area didn't seem as sketchy as people often make it out to be. We walked around in the daylight for a while before our concert and got approached by a couple of homeless people but it was mostly just people going about their daily business. It was dark of course by the time we got out, but it was also pouring rain and everyone we saw was just scrambling to get where they were going. Overall, there are enough people still out and about that I think the likelihood of having any problems is pretty low.
We had also looked at riding BART downtown and parking at one of the station garages (we were staying way down by the airport). One of the garages (can't remember which one - maybe Millbrae) is right beside a police station, so I thought it might be safer. But after researching we realized round-trip BART tickets were going to end up being incredibly expensive, and ride-sharing ended up working so much better.
Its's a small arena and we sat in the upper reaches of the balcony for a Fall Out Boy concert and it wasn't bad. FYI: Pretty heavy security and UBER has a hard time finding you after the show if you use their service (highly... More
Its's a small arena and we sat in the upper reaches of the balcony for a Fall Out Boy concert and it wasn't bad. FYI: Pretty heavy security and UBER has a hard time finding you after the show if you use their service (highly recommended). Just walk a few blocks away and they'll find you easily.