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.

 

 

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. 

Civic Center Plaza Garage 
(793 spaces, underground)

Entrance on McAllister between Polk and Larkin. 

Opera Plaza Garage 
(400 spaces, underground)

Entrance on Golden Gate between Van Ness and Franklin.

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COMPLIMENTARY BART SHUTTLE

San Francisco Opera is pleased to offer complimentary shuttle service to and from Civic Center BART station for all Fall 2018 mainstage performances.

schedule

Shuttles run in a continuous loop 90 minutes prior and 45 minutes following each performance.

Civic Center

Shuttles pick-up and drop-off at Civic Center station in front of Burger King (corner of Grove and Hyde streets).

Opera House

Shuttles pick-up and drop-off using the white loading zone at 450 Franklin Street (located behind the Opera House) through September 11. Beginning September 12, shuttles pick-up and drop-off at the North Courtyard Entrance of the Opera House.

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: 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.