Directions and Parking

The War Memorial Opera House (301 Van Ness Avenue) and Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera at the Veterans Building (401 Van Ness Avenue) are located in the vibrant Civic Center/Hayes Valley district between Fulton and Grove Streets.

Construction on Van Ness Avenue may impact travel time and bus lines 47, 49 and 90. Allow for extra time when getting to the Opera House.

Interested in our shuttle service to and from the Civic Center BART station ? Click here to learn more!

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Where to Park

Multiple parking options are available within walking distance to the War Memorial Opera House. Parking in and around the Civic Center area can be challenging and we advise planning extra time.

Civic Center Plaza Garage 
(793 spaces, underground)

Entrance on McAllister between Polk and Larkin. 

Performing Arts Garage 
(565 spaces)

Entrance on Grove, between Franklin and Gough.

Full Series Subscribers enjoy pre-paid, reserved parking at this garage. Call the Box Office (415) 864-3330 for details. 

UC Hastings College of the Law Garage 
(408 spaces)

Entrance on Larkin, between McAllister and Golden Gate.

Half Series Subscribers enjoy pre-paid, reserved parking at this garage. Call the Box Office (415) 864-3330 for details. 

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SpotHero is a parking reservation app to book convenient and affordable parking. Reserve your parking spot and book a spot with rates up to 50% off. New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone|Android app and enter promo code SFOPERA to receive $5 off your first park.

other ways to get here

Public Transportation
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

BART: Exit at Civic Center station. Please note: The last East Bay/Northbound BART train departs Civic Center at 12:20am and Southbound SFO Airport departs 1:08am. Limited late night bus service is available from Market and 7th Streets via AC Transit 800 line. Visit http://www.actransit.org/allnighter/ for schedules and more information.

MUNI: For the light rail, exit at Civic Center or Van Ness stations. Nearest bus routes are #5 Fulton, #21 Hayes, #47 Van Ness or #49 Van Ness-Mission. Please note, construction on Van Ness Avenue may impact travel time and bus lines 47, 49 and 90.

Ride Share
By Car

Rideshare: Pick-up and Drop-off Zones Use the white loading zones at 301 Van Ness Avenue or 450 Franklin Street (located behind the Opera House).

Taxi Service Grab a taxi after the performance at the Grove Street taxi ramp. First come, first served and based on availability.

Driving For directions and up-to-date traffic reports, visit 511.org.