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Plan Your Experience

Make your pre- and post-opera experience as spectacular as the performance itself! Uncover all the best that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer—starting right here in the Civic Center and Hayes Valley. Culinary delights, cultural attractions, shopping and easily accessible transportation await you.

To make your opera experience even more special, we've partnered with hotels, cultural attractions and airlines to provide you with a complete getaway—for out-of-towners and locals alike!

Experience San Francisco Opera

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Pre-Opera Talks

Enhance your experience by attending Pre-Opera Talks, whether you're a newcomer, opera aficionado or anywhere in between. Presented by music scholars, these 25-minute overviews of the opera are free to ticketholders and take place in the main theater in the Orchestra section, 55 minutes prior to each performance (except Opening Night of the season).

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Operavision

In the summer of 2007, San Francisco Opera introduced OperaVision, an innovative way to give balcony audiences a better view of the stage. OperaVision screens, hung from the ceiling of the balcony section, provide close-up and mid-range ensemble shots in high-definition video. Supertitles are shown at the bottom of each screen.

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Tours

Trained Guild volunteer docents lead groups through the War Memorial Opera House describing its architecture, construction, recent renovations, colorful history, and performance highlights.

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Learn More About Opera

San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Opera Guild both provide opera education programs for students, educators and adults. If you are new to opera, please check out our informative New to Opera section.

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Opera Shop

San Francisco Opera Shop on the South Mezzanine level sells CDs, books, gifts, DVDs and more. Open 90 minutes before curtain, during intermission(s) and 20 minutes after final curtain.

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Contact Us

San Francisco Opera
301 Van Ness Avenue
(at Grove Street)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Main line: (415) 861-4008
Box Office: (415) 864-3330

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Box Office

301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 864-3330

Box Office Hours:
Mon 10am–5pm
Tue–Sat 10am–6pm