This 7.5 acre complex comprises the War Memorial Opera House, Memorial Court, the War Memorial Veterans Building (including Herbst Theatre and the Green Room, which is a classically styled reception hall), the Harold L. Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall, and Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall. The opera house and the veterans buildings (which are for the most part identical), along with the court, were intended to be appreciated in unison, and to compliment the surrounding architecture of the Civic Center. Their 'Beaux-Arts' structures employ the Roman Doric Order and were designed by architect Arthur Brown, Jr. Both buildings were completed in 1932. Guided tours of the buildings are available.
401 Van Ness Avenue #110, San Francisco, CA, United States
Nearest Transit: Civic Center/UN Plaza
San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center and Nearby Attractions on Map
Union Square San Francisco(1.6 km)
Union Square is a commercial and cultural hub in downtown San Francisco, named after the pro-Union rallies held here during the Civil War.
Alcazar Theater(1.1 km)
Built in 1911 in honor of the Shriners (Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine); this Byzantine-style Islamic temple (now a 500 seat theater showing Broadway and off-Broadway shows), is now a historical city landmark.
San Francisco City Hall(0.2 km)
Designed by Arthur Brown Jr.
San Francisco Symphony(0.1 km)
San Francisco has an excellent symphony orchestra, with Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) as the principal conductor.
United Nations Plaza(0.6 km)
The UN Charter was signed in the Civic Center in 1945, and this plaza was constructed in honor of its ideology and is ironically over the site of the original San Francisco City Cemetery.
Herbst Theater(0.1 km)
Herbst Theater, next to the Opera house in the similarly-styled War Memorial Veteran's building is host to a wide variety of activities.
San Francisco Ballet(0.1 km)
The repertory season begins in January and continues through May.
San Francisco Opera(0 km)
There are Fall, Spring, and Summer seasons.
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