We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Alcove Theater - CLOSED

414 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1708
+1 415-992-8168
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Ideal for all productions!

The stage is so close that you really feel connected to what's going on. Every song becomes more... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2013
Jessie Y
,
Berkeley, California
Frisco Fred's Holiday Magic and More!

I really enjoyed Frisco Fred's combined comedy + magic show at the Alcove Theatre. The venue was... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2012
Robert C
,
Berkeley, California, United States
Read all 14 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Overview
More
The cozy 49-seat Alcove Theater – a hidden gem right off Union Square - features a variety of entertainment in an intimate setting: original musical theater by Not Quite Opera Productions, Improv, solo performers, magic and more. The first two rows boast six cabaret tables for the Alcove’s "Premium" seats. Check our web site for current shows: The Not Quite Opera original one-woman musical hit “Absolutely San Francisco,” played here to delighted audiences for over 120 performances! Our exciting fall and holiday 2012 offerings include our ongoing "Round One Cabaret of Music from New Musicals" and, beginning Thanksgiving Weekend, a double weekend bill featuring the fantastic comedy, magic and stunts in Frisco Fred's "Holiday Magic and More" at 7pm and Kurt Weitzmann's "Hysterical Historical San Francisco - The Holiday Edition" at 9pm. Don't forget to keep up with our current shows by visiting our web site.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
Jun 6, 2013
“Ideal for all productions!”
Dec 1, 2012
“Frisco Fred's Holiday Magic and More!”
LOCATION
414 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1708
Union Square
CONTACT
Website
+1 415-992-8168
Reviews (14)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Filter

1 - 10 of 14 reviews

Reviewed June 6, 2013

The stage is so close that you really feel connected to what's going on. Every song becomes more pleasant to the ear, every emotion becomes more amplified, and every scene becomes more electric. It's a great place to watch any production!

Thank Jessie Y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 1, 2012

I really enjoyed Frisco Fred's combined comedy + magic show at the Alcove Theatre. The venue was cozy and informal --no one was seated more than 15 feet from stage -- making it ideally suited for audience participation. The show was clean and family friendly,...More

1  Thank Robert C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Our family of 5 adults had a terrific time! Fred was lots of fun! The staff was great too. A good show for kids as well.

Thank RealOC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed October 29, 2011

Hot off the train from Chicago we only had two days to get under the skin of this singular city. We stumbled across "Absolutely San Francisco" online and bought tickets whilst the stage was being set up for the evening performance. This is a hands...More

1  Thank Nicholas J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 22, 2011

From the kind, very pleasant staff, to the fantastic story and wonderful plot focus, I have to say that this is the best play I've ever seen. Not only were the topics of interest to me, they were right in-line with my own, real-life issues....More

1  Thank MightyBender
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 18, 2011

I'm a 3rd generation San Franciscan and really enjoyed everything about this play and the playhouse. Wine, videos, very energetic performance, extremely well written, some very catching songs that we couldn't stop singing for the next few days. A wonderful atmosphere to see a play....More

1  Thank Michael D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TheAlcoveTheater, Owner at The Alcove Theater, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2011

Hi Michael D, Just thought we'd use your wonderful review as an opportunity to thank you and thank all the great people who have taken time out of their days to share their wonderful thoughts. Little theaters like ours really thrive on this electronic word-of-mouth,...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 12, 2011

We had the delightful experience of seeing Karen Hirst in “Absolutely San Francisco” August 1, 2011. My wife and I and six others drove to San Francisco from Los Angeles to see the sights and take in a few plays. Karen was superb in the...More

Thank JayVictorville
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 27, 2011

A well concieved and well performed one woman show. It's certainly worth going to see. I am sure you will enjoy it. Greg Hearn

Thank gahearn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 20, 2011

Being a relatively new resident of San Francisco, this show was not only highly entertaining, but educational as well. The references and humor are well crafted so that tourists and SF veterans can both have a good laugh. The Alcove theater is beautiful and intimate....More

1  Thank SanFranciscoPam
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 18, 2011

This show displayed some comical, yet completely accurate depictions of the city that had a heavy dose of education mixed in. For those who live in San Francisco, the elements shown are more true than the commercial stereotypes. Defintely a good value for those who...More

2  Thank tom43082
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
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
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 232 hotels in San Francisco
Hotel G San Francisco
1,241 reviews
.02 miles away
Handlery Union Square Hotel
4,323 reviews
.04 miles away
Union Square Plaza Hotel
550 reviews
.04 miles away
The Donatello
2,736 reviews
.04 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Eno Wine Bar
323 reviews
.05 miles away
Cafe La Taza
176 reviews
.04 miles away
Colibri Mexican Bistro
1,131 reviews
.06 miles away
Farallon
1,248 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby Attractions
San Francisco Playhouse
269 reviews
.05 miles away
American Conservatory Theater
51 reviews
.06 miles away
SHN Curran Theatre
40 reviews
.08 miles away
San Francisco Art Exchange
9 reviews
.07 miles away