We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

War Memorial Opera House

301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4589
+1 415-864-3330
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
This beautiful beaux arts structure is home to the San Francisco Opera.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4589
Civic Centre
CONTACT
Website
+1 415-864-3330
Ways to Experience War Memorial Opera House
from US$111.50
More Info
from US$30.00
More Info
from US$54.99
More Info
from US$89.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (83)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"balcony seats"
in 5 reviews
"dress circle"
in 4 reviews
"san francisco ballet"
in 4 reviews
"box seats"
in 3 reviews
"shen yun"
in 2 reviews
"nutcracker ballet"
in 2 reviews
"great acoustics"
in 2 reviews
"story line"
in 2 reviews
"gorgeous building"
in 2 reviews
"orchestra"
in 8 reviews
"stage"
in 15 reviews
"intermission"
in 4 reviews
"subtitles"
in 2 reviews
"charter"
in 2 reviews
"arts"
in 3 reviews
"rows"
in 2 reviews
"civic"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed March 16, 2018

I came to see Program 02- Bright fast cool blue, with coreographies by Balanchine, Millepied and Peck. I was in the Dress Circle -raw K- and had a great experience. I could see the stage very well, a bit far maybe so I'd recommend to...More

Thank francescaitaly2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed January 20, 2018

Great acoustics wonderful music. The show consisted of several short scenes and music. The narrators wer very helpful in helping to understand the sequences. Venue is classic old San Francisco, we loved it

Thank Timothy G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Party of 5 going to a matinee showing, was told we were not allowed to have our daughter at the show. The staff were rude and unapologetic about it, and told us no refunds. The usher said we could sit in the family section and...More

1  Thank John C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

I experienced the Opera two ways, through a tour and attending a performance. Wow to both! The building itself is beautiful with historical significance but the performances offer the magic of sitting in a beautiful theater with talented orchestra, dancers, and vocalists dazzling you with...More

Thank Melissa E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed August 31, 2017

My son and I had a short layover in San Fransisco, and decided to visit the War Memorial Opera House, not for the opera, but for it's UN related history and WW1 memorial. We took a BART train from the San Fransisco Airport to the...More

Thank Andrew M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed July 12, 2017

I hate opera but I love this building. It is so dope looking and it is a reminder of how the city used to be.

Thank Alzor S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed July 2, 2017

The box seats are individual padded chairs with a lot more padding than the seats in the orchestra section (where I even once took an inflatable cushion). However, there are three rows, on tiers which are about 7 to 8 inches higher than the row...More

Thank Pancho_cisco
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Ive been to the Opera house several times, but this time was special because it was my 16 yr old daughters first time seeing a ballet. We saw Swan Lake. I feel that any section of the opera house is wonderful spot. Ive been in...More

1  Thank S3575ECrachelm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

"What to wear to the Opera?" is usually what a woman first thinks to herself after she decides to go. Well, I saw women in gorgeous gowns and others in work attire. This is the place to showcase any couture in your closet dying to...More

Thank MitsoukoRussie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

We had a free night and decided to go. I am not a ballet fan and prefer Broadway, but Hamilton tickets were through the roof. My wife enjoys ballet so off we went. This performance is amazing with unique stage effects, engaging characters and a...More

Thank Kinosao
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things
government and performance-related in the city.
Although its streets are best walked during daytime,
numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to
one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz
center offer year round entertainment within the
shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold
tipped dome of City Hall.
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 230 hotels in San Francisco
Inn at the Opera
778 reviews
.16 km away
Days Inn by Wyndham San Francisco Downtown/Civic Cntr Area
781 reviews
.36 km away
Vantaggio Suites Jefferson Square
12 reviews
.38 km away
The Embassy Hotel
291 reviews
.42 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Grove
189 reviews
.21 km away
Plaj
146 reviews
.16 km away
Jardiniere
402 reviews
.12 km away
Hayes Street Grill
219 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Attractions
San Francisco Symphony
231 reviews
.09 km away
Asian Art Museum
1,397 reviews
.39 km away
San Francisco Opera
299 reviews
.03 km away
San Francisco City Hall
833 reviews
.11 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
atpuga
January 17, 2017|
Answer
Response from BigSarge03 | Reviewed this property |
Row D will be very close to the stage. You'll be looking up a bit. Row O will be back further and look more straight onto the stage. Hope that helps.
0
Votes
Brad B
September 25, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Jan M | Reviewed this property |
That I don't know. In the group I signed up for, there were between 10 and 15 people, if I remember right. If you want to pursue it further, you may search for SFOpera backstage tours
0
Votes
;