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Beautiful old theater

Conveniently located by the Civic Center Bart Station, this theater is a SF icon. The ceiling of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Palo Alto, California
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Beautiful landmark

Beautiful old theatre in downtown Wichita- reminded me of Phantom of the Opera! Just breath-taking... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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SHN is the preeminent theatrical entertainment company in the Bay Area, bringing live entertainment experiences to San Francisco’s premier venues. SHN presents current hits fresh from Broadway, original Broadway cast productions, pre-Broadway...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1192 Market St, 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-4928
Downtown San Francisco
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Conveniently located by the Civic Center Bart Station, this theater is a SF icon. The ceiling of the theater is beautiful. It has a capacity seating of about 2,000, but doesn't overwhelm. One can see the performances from every seat....and it still seems "intimate".

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful old theatre in downtown Wichita- reminded me of Phantom of the Opera! Just breath-taking. Went for a show and wasn’t sure what to expect, it was very pretty. Our friend was in a walking boot and she had to go to the second floor...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Daisy3421
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We normally sit in the orchestra section here, but last night for Miss Saigon, we had seats in the mezzanine. These seats really made me appreciate just how beautiful (and huge) this theater is. The seats are comfortable, although I really wish they were slightly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank K9145OFjamier
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This was a wonderful play. And this was my 21st time seeing it. I prefer the performances at the Curran Theater, but this was good as well. The theater is beautiful (French Chateau style) . They should have more than one bar tender on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve W
Reviewed September 27, 2018

we got last minute rush seats $40 via todaytixs app. 2pm wednesday performance of phantom of the opera. did not think that seats would be good due to such value tickets but we got lucky and got center stage orchestra level row u. not bad!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

First time in the Orpheum SF. Beautiful old theatre, amazing sight lines and sound. Saw Les Miserables and had an incredible time. What a performance. Simply awesome!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

On holiday in San Francisco and saw Les Miserables was on at this theatre. Paid $220 for 2 seats. The theatre is beautiful with amazing internal decor. The down side $68 for 2 drinks because you are forced to purchase a cup to drink out...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Deb K
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Saw this traveling show. The voices on all of the actors was incredible, especially the two male leads. Ordinarily, we try to sit toward the front but they were already sold so this time, we were in Row Y, smack in the middle of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank marciagabby
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Really beautiful Theatre. Easy to get to . We stayed at the Inn at the Opera and walked to the Theatre through the Civic Center Park and no homeless late at 10:00 at night. The Opera House and Davies Symphony Hall were all lit up....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Donna M
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We had a blast at the theater last week when we went to see the musical, "School or Rock". The theater is amazing and spacious. We had great seats and the musical was fantastic and very energetic.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Civic Center
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.
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January 31, 2019|
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Response from Donna M | Reviewed this property |
we usually take Bart but if we do drive in there is a place on Mission Sreet I think its 1160 Mission Street...the theatre is located at 1191 Market Street....and we eat at 1220 Market street Sams American Eatery.....great... More
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Response from marciagabby | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have only sat downstairs. Look on the seating site to locate where you are sitting or you can call the box office and they will tell you
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June 3, 2017|
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Response from SpikeIII | Reviewed this property |
The theater was busy and crowded. We arrived 20 minutes ahead of time and got to our seats in the back row.