First-time visitors

See our helpful hints to familiarize yourself with the Opera House. Discover travel and dining tips, house services and more.

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Pre-Order Refreshments

Avoid the lines and pre-order food and drinks online for pre-show or intermission. Meal packages, drinks and dessert specialties are available and can be enjoyed in the Dress Circle Lounge, located on the 3rd floor.

For performances Monday–Friday, pre-order online by 3pm the day before your performance. For Saturday and Sunday performances, order by 3pm Thursday.

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Complimentary Shuttles To/From Civic Center Station

This summer, enjoy a complimentary shuttle from Civic Center BART station to the War Memorial Opera House.

Two 14-person vans, operated by Chariot, will pick-up and drop-off in front of Burger King (corner of Grove and Hyde Sts). Shuttles run in a continuous loop for 90 minutes prior to and for 60 minutes following each performance. Look for San Francisco Opera signs on Chariot’s friendly blue vans. 

Opera House Services

We offer coat check, opera glass rental, taxi service, in-house dining and more. Our friendly ushers would be happy to help you. 

Opera Shop

We have the Bay Area's best selection of DVDs, CDs, books and exclusive gifts devoted to the world of opera. Visit us on the Mezzanine level of the Opera House pre-show and during intermission, or shop online.


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Young professionals club for opera lovers ages 21-40.  Meet new people, get insider scoop and save big on some of the best seats in the house.

Subscriber Advantage

Subscribers get the best deal in the house: savings up to 60%, priority seating and fee-free exchanges. 


Want to have fun while helping a worthy cause? Then volunteer with San Francisco Opera and the Opera Guild.


Get closer to the action on stage with OperaVision. Offered in the Balcony level at select performances, OperaVision HD video projection screens show close-ups of the drama unfolding on stage along with subtitles. Look for the small starburst next to performance dates and pricing to find OperaVision performances. 

OperaVision is made possible by the Koret/Taube Media Suite.


Support Your Opera

Now is the perfect time to give! Make your gift today and enjoy behind-the-scenes access all season long. Thanks to the Gockley Ovation Challenge, all new and increased gifts will be matched dollar for dollar. Take the challenge and double the impact of your gift! Learn more.

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