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  • San Francisco Opera - Turandot

    Until Dec 9, 2017

  • San Francisco Opera - Manon

    Until Nov 22, 2017

  • San Francisco Opera - Girls of the Golden West

    Until Dec 10, 2017

  • San Francisco Ballet - The Nutcracker

    Dec 13 - 30, 2017

  • Shen Yun Performing Arts

    Jan 1 - 7, 2018

San Francisco Opera - Turandot Poster

San Francisco Opera - Turandot

Until December 9, 2017

Whether you are a seasoned opera buff or a first timer, you can't go wrong with the pomp and passion of Puccini's final masterpiece. Prepare to be whisked to the historical Kingdom of Peking, presided over by a Princess whose heart is as hard as her beauty renowned. As the realm faces upheaval, peace depends on her choosing a suitor, but after swearing off men after the violent death of a beloved ancestor, its no easy task for even the most ardent admirer.

San Francisco Opera - Manon Poster

San Francisco Opera - Manon

Until November 22, 2017

A glittering ode to the very height of the Belle Epoque era, Jules Massenet's tale of lovers invites you to enter the world of fashionable, sensual Paris and meet Manon and her handsome lover Chevalier des Grieux. From convent girl to femme fatale of the demimonde, Manon's sprawling tale features betrayal, passion, scheming relatives and romance, all in all, the perfect opera!

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San Francisco Opera - Girls of the Golden West

Until December 10, 2017

San Francisco Opera present the World Premiere production of this brand new opera from John Adams and Peter Sellars that evokes the optimism, joy, violence and beauty of the Gold Rush. Based on journals, newspaper reports, memoirs and poetry from the time, Girls of the Golden West entwines the stories of three women in a small mining town on the frontier the new world as they witness the dreams of prospectors from all over the world flourish or fail against the harsh nature of the reality they discover.

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San Francisco Ballet - The Nutcracker

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December 13 - 30, 2017

San Francisco Ballet's sparkling production of Nutcracker has introduced audiences of all ages to the magnificent world of ballet. This holiday season, experience the beauty and athleticism of SF Ballet's international cast of world-class dancers in Nutcracker, a San Francisco tradition since 1944.

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Shen Yun Performing Arts

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January 1 - 7, 2018

A glorious celebration of five thousand years of Chinese culture, Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music, integrating technique and influence from both East and West. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from an ancient feudal period of time.

War Memorial Opera House

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301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

  • Year opened: 1932
  • Capacity: 3346
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • Air conditioning
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

The War Memorial Opera House was built and opened in 1932, providing a home for the San Francisco Ballet from its earliest days and was at the time, the largest and most technologically advanced in the United States. The venue underwent a huge renovation following the cataclysmic 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and now boasts a modern yet luxurious interior, with disability access and various bars and booths for patrons to use during intermissions, making it both a local and international landmark in the world of theater.

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Cafe at the Opera
0.05 mi away at 301 Van Ness Avenue

Jardiniere
0.1 mi away at 300 Grove St.

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Ace Parking
0.26 mi away at 711 Van Ness Ave.

California Parking
0.3 mi away at 530 Turk St.

Tower Valet Parking, Inc
0.51 mi away at 99 Golden Gate Ave.

Turquoise Parking, LLC
0.52 mi away at 64 Golden Gate Ave.

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