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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.
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.
There are Fall, Spring, and Summer seasons
The museum is dedicated to celebrating all aspects of the performing arts in San Francisco, from the mid 19th century to the present day
Herbst Theater, next to the Opera house in the similarly-styled War Memorial Veteran's building is host to a wide variety of activities
The repertory season begins in January and continues through May
The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery supports a diverse range of Bay Area 'Visual Art' culture by supporting artists projects through collaboration with community organizations, commissioning contemporary art, and curated exhibitions
This bronze sculpture was created by English artist Henry Moore in 1973
San Francisco has an excellent symphony orchestra, with Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) as the principal conductor
Designed by Arthur Brown Jr
This grassy plaza is situated at the heart of the Civic Center and its tree-lined central avenue visually draws the eye to the imposing structure of City Hall
If you have the budget, why not 'hob-nob' at San Francisco's classiest party? Taking up four entire blocks of the Civic Center, this ball attracts a well-heeled crowd, as well as those who are just splurging