San Francisco Playhouse

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San Francisco Playhouse
4.5
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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About
San Francisco Playhouse is a nonprofit theatre company located on San Francisco's Union Square. Plays are staged daily, with performances Tuesday through Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm and 8pm.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
How to get there
  • Powell St • 6 min walk
  • Powell St • 6 min walk
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Susan Y
San Francisco4 contributions
My boyfriend and I saw The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin yesterday and we were both blown away by the funny, emotional and inventive story and moving performances. We regularly watch plays at the Berkeley Rep and Orpheum but this is one of the best I've seen.

The theater is inside the beautiful, historic Kensington Park Hotel, a 10 minute walk from Union Square, where you can see professional performances in a venue that's small enough that you don't have to hassle with getting through a crowd and every seat is a good one.
Written June 6, 2022
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Horst B
1 contribution
SF Playhouse is a very unique small, theater space located on the second floor near Union Square. Their plays are well staged with good, professional acting, some new, thought provoking works as well as musicals and traditional seasonal favorites. Check it out.
Written June 2, 2022
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John O
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Friends
We went to the opening night of Follies and it did not disappoint. Great singing, such voices! The venue is medium sized but any seat is good, like Broadway.
Great wine selection and reasonable prices at the concessions.
I enjoy that they do such variety of shows and themes and the performances are top notch!
Written July 21, 2022
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deepakgupta5
Vancouver, Canada467 contributions
This is an old and small theatre located in the heart of downtown SF. The acoustics are quite good and the seating is small so you are never too far from the stage which makes it quite intimate. Do visit if you are a theatre fan
Written December 27, 2021
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Gregory P
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
We just saw a production of Sondheim's Follies and it was positively brilliant!
The cast was amazing and did a terrific job. The Playhouse is a lovely, old space and reminded us of being in New York. I saw the play with 3 friends and we all had an exceptional time!
Written July 17, 2022
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Yuri K
San Francisco, CA302 contributions
Friends
Hold These Truths was excellent.
This is one actor playing few characters by changing a pose and voices.
He did two full hours without an intermission. He became Mr. Gordon Hirabayashi on the stage.
It was just amazing. I would highly recommend everyone to see this play.
Written June 27, 2021
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Jasmine Apple
San Francisco, CA10 contributions
Last night was the opening of Tiny Beautiful Things. The play is based on the book by Cheryl Strayed about her experiences as advice columnist Sugar, of Dear Sugar. The play was adapted by Nia Vardalos, who wrote & starred in My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

I wasn't sure what to expect from this play, but it's one of the best that I've seen at SF Playhouse. It's a cast of 4, with Susi Damilano playing Sugar, and the other 3 paying the myriad of people who asked Dear Sugar questions.

The plays at SF Playhouse are consistently good, but this production really stands out.
Written February 2, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,447 contributions
We've attended several performances by this company and they use an excellent theater right downtown just off Union Square. Lots of restaurants and bars around. The theater is fairly intimate and you feel a part of the action. Very nice.
Written January 16, 2020
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Ruby T
1 contribution
Couples
Where else can you get a top rate play in the heart of Union Square? Come to the SF Playhouse in a historic rustic hotel. Come down for a parking space right at 6pm as the free street parking starts. Plenty of places for a bite to eat before the show or lounge at the bar before the curtain call.
Written May 20, 2022
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Sandhya Jha
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Fantastic play. Great cast. Great staff. Excellent and responsible COVID protocols at a time it's important to take care of each other. My mum and I saw Follies and it was GLORIOUS. I'm local and have seen other shows there I loved, too.
Written August 8, 2022
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San Francisco Playhouse is open:
  • Tue - Sun 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM