WAR MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE SEAT UPGRADE PROJECT

New WMOH Seats

great news! New seats are INSTALLED AND READY FOR THE 2021–22 Season!

 

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 complete.

Seats in the Orchestra, Grand Tier, and Dress Circle sections of the War Memorial Opera House are 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.)

Orchestra
New seats are 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 enhance the excellent acoustics of the House. Accessible seating in the left and right Orchestra sections have been added, and a modest adjustment to the current seat layout, including the removal of a small number of seats, has been 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 have also been renovated to improve comfort while honoring the historic look of the current seats, and seats will be staggered in most sections.

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EXPLORE THE NEW SEAT MAP

What lies beneath the seat removal?

Discover the hidden treasures and surprises uncovered in the layers of the Opera House during the seat upgrade project.

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VIEW THE SEAT REMOVAL

The seat removal and demolition in the Orchestra, Grand Tier, and Dress Circle sections was completed on October 5, and you’re invited to view the action up close! Watch a timelapse video set to the delightful ‘Largo al factotum’ from The Barber of Seville and view a slideshow of stunning photos by Kristen Loken.

 

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Interior of the War Memorial Opera House

Frequently asked questions

Have questions about the upgrade? Get all your answers here.

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Photo: Brandon Patoc