WAR MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE SEAT UPGRADE PROJECT
great news! New seats are coming to the Opera House FOR THE 2021–22 Season!
We're taking advantage of this time while our stage is dark to make the Opera House more comfortable for YOU!
In conjunction with San Francisco Ballet and the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, we are delighted to share that the final phase of the seat upgrade project, is now underway and will be completed by the start of San Francisco Opera's 2021–22 Season.
Seats in the Orchestra, Grand Tier, and Dress Circle sections of the War Memorial Opera House will be upgraded, improving comfort, sightlines, and accessibility in the auditorium, all while honoring the historic look of the current seats. (Balcony and Box sections were replaced in prior seasons.)
New seats will be installed in the Orchestra that offer greatly improved comfort, including more legroom, a higher seat cushion with modernized lumbar support, and an elegant design that will enhance the excellent acoustics of the House. Accessible seating in the left and right Orchestra sections will also be added, and a modest adjustment to the current seat layout, including the removal of a small number of seats, will be made. This will allow us to stagger rows throughout the main floor to enhance sightlines, with new pathway lighting improving access in and out of the theater.
Grand Tier and Dress Circle
Seats in the Grand Tier and Dress Circle will also be renovated to improve comfort while honoring the historic look of the current seats, and seats will be staggered in most sections.