TIX Bay Area
TIX Bay Area
3.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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TIX Bay Area is your one stop source for discount and full-price tickets to hundreds of arts and cultural events in San Francisco and beyond...including booth-only same-day discount deals to some of the best theatre in town! TIX, also sells select bay area tour and activity tickets including city tours, bay cruises and more. Cash, and credit cards with photo ID accepted. Open 8am-4pm, 7 Days a Week! For every ticket purchased through TIX Bay Area, a substantial portion of the service charge you pay goes to the nonprofit charitable organization Theatre Bay Area to support things like classes, grants, auditions, and health support for Bay Area artists and arts professionals.
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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 • 5 min walk
  • Powell St • 5 min walk
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KevinTorontoCanada29
Toronto, Canada86 contributions
Apr 2013 • Couples
We wanted to get tickets for Hop on Hop off bus

When I went to TIX counter in Union Square, they were a little more expensive
* Nicole gave us the same price as on the Web, she was super nice and helpful

She told us about the best "broadway style shows" at a great price
Written May 2, 2013
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stephen_1012
1 contribution
Nicole was very helpful on the phone. Got half-price tickets via the web with her help. Thanks Nicole!
Written February 17, 2013
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SeattleReebs
Seattle, WA980 contributions
Feb 2017 • Business
I went to get same day tickets for Assassins at the Alcazar theater. (the show was great, BTW). The desk staff member was polite and helpful and answered all my questions. She only printed a credit card receipt when I asked for it, but she was able to do that. What confused me was the prices. What was listed on their website was a few dollars off what we paid (we paid less). When I asked about more expensive tickets-- to get better seats-- I was told the only other price point was $100, when I wanted $35 instead of the $17 she sold me. Also, there was a $3 service charge per ticket which was never explained to me until I saw the receipt. I would have preferred a more up-front explanation of everything.
Written March 1, 2017
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Etter80
1 contribution
We are visiting San Fran for the first time and were told by the amazing concierge at our hotel to go to Tix for last minute Wicked tickets. The girl working, whom we were later told was named Nicki, had her ear phones in and was COMPLETELY annoyed she even had to look up from her computer to attend to us. Not only was she condescending and even rolled her eyes at our questions, she was not forthcoming with any information AT ALL!! We had to probe her just to get basic information out of her!! Needless to say, if this is the type of service offered by this company, we would recommend staying clear!!!
Written February 16, 2013
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nickminicooper
Glasgow, UK28 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
I had San Francisco Go Cards and wanted to pick up my bus tour passes here. I waited 30 minutes to get to the front of the queue and be served by Katarina. When I presented the go cards, she took the passes and fetched the bus tour passes, then moved to another desk and served someone from the back of the queue. We weren't finished and we weren't given a chance to ask any questions so we waited again.

Katarina came back and told us we were done before I could even talk! I asked where the other tour tickets were as we were only provided downtown tours and she told me we were done as that was all she did. I explained again, calmly, that we had go cards and we were entitled to the other tours and she said "I don't wanna fight today, I can't deal with this!".

This was extremely unhelpful and I'm really shocked by Katarinas attitude when I remained calm, albeit confused by her reaction.

As I walked away, Katarina shouted through her speaker that it was her day off and she couldn't deal with fighting. Her day off?! .

Never in my life have I experience such a bad attitude but someone working in the service sector.
Written July 29, 2016
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Mike Topolnisky L
Toronto, Canada71 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Don't be fooled....TIX does NOT offer the least expensive tickets to theatre productions.
We stopped here when it was recommended by the tour bus operator. We were interested in buying tickets for the next night to Beach Blanket Babylon. Based on assurances that TIX offered the best prices for all theatre productions we didn't comparison shop and bought 2 tickets at $37 per ticket.
When we got to the theatre the next night and picked up our tickets, the price on the ticket was $26. The box office explained to us that the theatre sells the unsold tickets to the 3rd party seller and they get what they can for the tickets. We asked if we had bought them directly from the theatre would we have paid $26 each and were told yes.
To add insult to injury, the couple sitting beside us bought their tickets online that day from an on line ticket service and also only paid $26 per ticket.
Do your comparison shopping as this TIX definitely is a rip off. We have used other 'TIX' type services in New and Toronto and they do offer discounted tickets however this one doesn't seem to provide a similar service.
Written October 20, 2017
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Rosana V
1 contribution
Aug 2017 • Solo
I went to TIX booth Union Square
to get infornation about the tours.
Michelle Arce is amazing. She is knowledgeable customer service, very polite and patient.
Great services.
I brought 2 days pass hop on hop of bus,
I followed her advices and loved every single place!!!
Thanks Michelle 💗
Written August 22, 2017
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Trek92255
1 contribution
Sep 2016 • Friends
I ordered in advance several 2 day city sightseeing 2 day passes. Michelle at the tix booth was wonderful....processing tickets and delivering them to our hotel so that we could beginning using them while our rooms were being made available for check- in. She was so helpful with all kinds of information and suggestions.
Written September 18, 2016
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GillSparrow
Dubai, United Arab Emirates45 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Visited twice and got tickets for City of Angels and The Rules; both Playhouse productions. Kat served us on both occasions and was really friendly. Overheard her colleague serving others with general info questions. Both just really helpful. No queue and well worth stopping by.
Written July 10, 2016
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FormerCaliBoy
Zurich, Switzerland19,612 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
The TIX Bay Area booth located at Union Square offers discounted day of ticket sales for theater, plays, shows, events and happenings around the city. It’s a good option if you are in the city and looking for options to do in the evenings and also an occasional matinee performance. They offer full-priced ticket services as well. It doesn’t hurt to look to see if anything catches your eye.
Written July 8, 2016
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TIX Bay Area (San Francisco) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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TIX Bay Area is open:
  • Sun - Thu 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM