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.

PLAN AHEAD! CIVIC CENTER SUMMER FESTIVALS ADVISORY

Summer festivals and special events in the surrounding Civic Center area may create increased traffic and/or road closures that will impact travel times, particularly during Clusterfest (June 21–23) and Pride Weekend (June 28–30). We suggest you visit the SFMTA Travel & Transit website for the most up-to-date information and plan extra time when traveling to and from the Opera House.

 

 

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.

Performing Arts Garage 
(565 spaces)

Enter at 260 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. 

Known Closures: ClusterFest: June 21–23; San Francisco Pride: June 28–30

Note: As of Monday, April 22, 2019 the Performing Arts Garage is under construction. Entries and exits may be impacted, and we suggest planning extra time when using the garage. If you are a Medallion Society member or a subscriber and already have parking vouchers, they will be honored. Visit the garage website for more information.

Civic Center Plaza Garage 
(793 spaces, underground)

Entrance on McAllister between Polk and Larkin. 

Visit the garage website for more information.

Opera Plaza Garage 
(400 spaces, underground)

Entrance on Golden Gate between Van Ness and Franklin.

Visit the garage website for more information.

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other ways to get here

Public Transportation
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

The War Memorial Opera House is a short walk from the Civic Center BART and MUNI stations as well as the Van Ness MUNI station. Bear in mind that parking in the Civic Center area can be limited, especially during performances.

Plan your trip on BART.gov.

Plan your trip on MUNI.

CIVIC CENTER BART ENTRANCE CLOSURES

Beginning November 1, the Hotel Whitcomb entrance to Civic Center BART (located on the south side of 8th and Market streets) will be permanently closed due to construction. Six entrances will remain open at the Civic Center station. Learn more about this station or view the accessible path.

Ride Share
By Car

Rideshare: Rideshare services pick-up and drop-off using the white loading zone at 450 Franklin Street (located behind the Opera House). Due to construction for the SFMTA Van Ness Improvement Project, ride share services are unable to stop at 301 Van Ness at this time.

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. Due to construction for the SFMTA Van Ness Improvement Project, heavy traffic may impact your arrival to the Opera House. We suggest you plan extra time when driving or consider using public transportation.