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TIX Bay Area

Union Square
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Address: 350 Powell St, Union Square - between Geary & Post, San Francisco, CA 94102-1813
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+1 415-430-1140
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TIX Bay Area is your one stop source for discount and full-price tickets to...

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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Slightly confusing pricing

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... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2017
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

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... More 

Thank SeattleReebs
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Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

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... More 

1 Thank nickminicooper
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank GillSparrow
Zurich, Switzerland
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1,431 reviews
599 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 766 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016

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... More 

Thank FormerCaliBoy
San Francisco
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1,166 reviews
511 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

This used to be one of my favorite places to stop on the weekends to catch a off the beaten path show. But here lately, they haven't had much to offer.

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Alan K, General Manager at TIX Bay Area, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you haven't found much that interested you the last few times you've visited. We try to include shows that meet our visitor's needs, and pride ourselves on including some of the off the beaten path shows, Please let us know the sorts of shows that you are interested in that you aren't seeing anymore and we'd... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed May 13, 2013

If you are lucky enough to get Nicole, give serious thought to STARTING your trip with TIX Bay Area so you can get the best of the local artists scheduled early. Not only did we fall in love with the Unscripted Theater's production of Shakespeare 'improv', but will now be loyal fans of all their work. Thanks, Nicole for also... More 

Thank tmurru
Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,023 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2013

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

15 Thank KevinTorontoCanada29
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Nicole was very helpful on the phone. Got half-price tickets via the web with her help. Thanks Nicole!

3 Thank stephen_1012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2013

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... More 

3 Thank Etter80

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