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!


Where to Park

We recommend the Civic Center Plaza Garage, which is the largest parking garage in the area. It is within 2 blocks of the Opera House and offers elevators to street level.

Civic Center Plaza Garage 
(793 spaces, underground)

Entrance on McAllister between Polk and Larkin. 

Enjoy a $5 flat fee on the following dates: Sep 28, 30; Oct 3, 6, 14; Nov 4, 10, 16, 18, 24, 25; Dec 2, 6, 7. 
Vehicles must enter from 5–8pm, Monday–Friday or 11am–2pm and 4–8pm, Sat–Sun. 

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. 

Reserve your performance parking in advance with SpotHero!

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

The War Memorial Opera House and Wilsey Center are short walks from the Van Ness Muni and Civic Center BART stations.

Ride Share
RIDE SHARE Pick-Up and Drop-Off

When arriving from the north, use the address 315 Van Ness Ave. When arriving from the south, use the address 400 Franklin St.


Free Shuttle To Opera House

This summer, complimentary Chariot shuttles pick-up and drop-off at Civic Center station in front of Burger King (corner of Grove and Hyde streets). ADA shuttles run in a loop 90 minutes prior to and 45 minutes following each performance. Reservations not required. 

Shuttle is not available for the Cycle 2 Götterdämmerung performance on Sunday, June 24.

We are not offering the shuttle to and from the Palo Alto Caltrain station for the Ring cycle.