War Memorial Opera House
Home of the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Ballet, the War Memorial Opera House opened in 1932 with TIME magazine declaring it, “a house made possible by all the people of San Francisco.” Designed by Arthur Brown, Jr., the prominent American architect who also created San Francisco City Hall, this cultural landmark is one of the last Beaux-Arts structures built in the United States. In addition to opera and ballet performances, the 3,146-seat auditorium is available for special presentations, lectures and concerts.
301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102 | (415) 621-6600
Photo by Joel Puliatti