War Memorial Opera House


Home to the San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Opera, and San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center also hosts a wide variety of groups.

The San Francisco War Memorial acknowledges that we are on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula. As the indigenous stewards of this land and in accordance with their traditions, the Ramaytush Ohlone have never ceded, lost nor forgotten their responsibilities as the caretakers of this place, as well as for all peoples who reside in their traditional territory. As guests, we recognize that we benefit from living and working on their traditional homeland. We wish to pay our respects by acknowledging the ancestors, elders and relatives of the Ramaytush Community and by affirming their sovereign rights as First Peoples. 

Comprised of the War Memorial Opera House, Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, Herbst Theatre, The Green Room, The Wilsey Center (Atrium Theater, Education Studio), and Harold L. Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall, the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center (the War Memorial) is a landmark cultural institution owned and operated by the City and County of San Francisco.

These uniquely beautiful performing arts venues with a combined capacity of almost 7000 seats make the War Memorial a primary destination for world class entertainment in the Bay Area. Home to the San Francisco Ballet and San Francisco Opera, the War Memorial Opera House hosts San Francisco’s most dynamic classical performances. The music of the San Francisco Symphony displays the unparalleled acoustics of Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, which also hosts outside concerts and lectures. The Herbst Theatre has more than 200 shows presented on its stage each year by many of the Bay Area’s cultural organizations, and The Green Room is host to more than 200 functions and 40,000 guests annually. The Wilsey Center occupies the fourth floor of the Veterans Building. Its two venues, the Atrium Theater and the Education Studio, are ideal for more intimate events. A cornerstone of San Francisco’s historic Civic Center, our venues are available for rent and host a wide variety of performances and concerts, professional filming and photography, and receptions, dinners and celebrations. Visit our Calendar of Events to learn more about upcoming shows, then buy a ticket and plan your visit.

San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center

401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 110 | San Francisco CA 94102
P: 415.621.6600 F: 415.621.5091