Theater information

The War Memorial Opera House is located at 301 Van Ness Avenue, at the corner of Grove Street in the San Francisco Civic Center neighborhood.

Public Transportation

The War Memorial Opera House is a short walk from the Civic Center BART and MUNI stations as well as the Van Ness MUNI station. We highly encourage the use of public transportation in support of the City's Transit First Policy. Bear in mind that parking in the Civic Center area can be limited, especially during performances, and entering a parking garage can be time-consuming during the hour before the performance starts. Consider arriving very early to park, and have dinner and drinks in the Opera House or in the neighborhood.

Plan your trip on BART.gov or call 650-992-2278.
Plan your trip on MUNI or call 415-701-2311.

Traveling by Car

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. Please allow for extra time when driving to the Opera House, or consider using public transportation.


We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the War Memorial Opera House SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

Take the stress out of finding parking by joining our Christensen Society for the exclusive benefit of reserved parking.

Additional Parking Options

Performing Arts Garage

(565 spaces)
360 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Entrance on Grove, between Franklin and Gough

Civic Center Plaza Garage

(793 spaces, underground)
355 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Entrance on McAllister between Polk and Larkin