Directions and Parking

The War Memorial Opera House is located at 301 Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street across from City Hall. Enter the building on Grove Street, Van Ness Avenue or at the North Courtyard entrance.

The Box Office and Will Call are located at the Van Ness Avenue entrance. All entrances are wheelchair accessible.


War Memorial 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.

UC Hastings College of the Law Garage 
376 Larkin Street

Limited reserved parking is available for Ring Cycle subscribers for $14 per performance. Call the Box Office at (415) 864-3330 to book.

1455 Market Street Garage

Reserved parking is available through the SpotHero parking app. Questions? Visit or call (415) 865-9511.

Performing Arts Garage 
360 Grove Street

Ring Circle members (donors who contribute more than $5,000 to the Ring) enjoy complimentary reserved parking at this garage. Call Donor Services at (415) 565-3212 for details.

War Memorial Opera House

Parking Garage Closures

Civic Center and UC Hastings garages will be closed for the Cycle 2 Götterdämmerung performance on Sunday, June 24. The 1455 Market Street Garage is not available on June 15.

Civic Center Plaza Garage 
355 McAllister Street
(415) 863-1537

Opera Plaza Garage 
739 Turk Street
(415) 771-4776

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

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 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: Pick-up and Drop-off Zones Use the white loading zones at 301 Van Ness Avenue or 450 Franklin Street (located behind the Opera House).

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


Chariot Shuttle

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.