The San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center


The San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center (SFWMPAC) is a cultural landmark comprised of six venues featuring professional production capabilities and unforgettable settings.

Located in San Francisco’s historic Civic Center district and available for rent, our venues are host to a wide variety of performances and events.

Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall offers a grand but intimate setting for concerts, speakers and readings.

  • Performance Audience: 2739
  • Seated Dinners: 200
  • Standing Receptions: 500

The Herbst Theatre is an elegant space ideal for performances and recitals, as well as graduations, lectures and presentations.

  • Performance Audience: 892
  • Standing Receptions: 100

The Green Room, famous for its distinctive color, is an excellent venue for dinners, receptions and celebrations.

  • Theater-style Seating: 200
  • Seated Dinners: 160-180
  • Weddings (July and August only): 160-180
  • Standing Receptions: 400

The War Memorial Opera House is perfect for special presentations and concerts. Its ornate Main Lobby makes an unforgettable setting for elegant cocktail receptions and dinners.

  • Performance Audience: 3006
  • Seated Dinners: 200
  • Standing Receptions: 500

The Wilsey Center’s mix of historical and contemporary details creates environments appropriate for a wide variety of events.

  • Atrium Theater: 4225 square feet
  • Education Studio: 2900 square feet

Harold L. Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall is well-suited for everything from rehearsals and auditions to professional film and photography.

  • Hall A Stage Area: 7600 square feet
  • Hall B: 3250 square feet
  • Hall C: 2850 square feet

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