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Getting Here

The War Memorial Opera House is located at 301 Van Ness Avenue, between Fulton and Grove Streets, in the San Francisco Civic Center neighborhood.

Please Note: Construction on Van Ness Avenue may impact travel time. Please allow for extra time for traffic and parking when going to the Opera House.

SF Ballet Shuttle from Civic Center BART to the Opera House 

Taking BART to the ballet? You can now catch a complimentary shuttle from the Civic Center/UN Plaza Station to the Opera House. Shuttles pick up and drop off in front of Burger King (Grove and Hyde Streets) and run in a loop one hour before—and one hour after—SF Ballet performances. Shuttles pick up and drop off from the Opera House's North Carriage Entrance, at 301 Van Ness Avenue. Shuttles will be available for all 2018 Nutcracker performances and Repertory performances in the 2019 Season, unless otherwise noted. Reservations not required.

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. San Francisco Ballet highly encourages 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.

Plan your trip on BART.gov or by calling 650 992 2278.
Plan your trip on MUNI or by calling 415 701 2311.

Effective Nov 1: Civic Center BART Entrance Closure

On November 1, 2018, the BART entrance to Civic Center Station in front of the Hotel Whitcomb, at 8th and Market Street will be permanently closed. It is suggested that commuters use the Orpheum BART entrance. 

Though the station will lose two entrances, there are six others still available that are located much closer to the platform, fare gates, and ticket vending machines. Customers will gain the benefits of more frequent and more reliable service when the new substation is completed.

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. Construction on Van Ness Avenue may impact travel time. 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 for the San Francisco Ballet, visit the War Memorial Opera House SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. 

New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app. 

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Additional Parking Options

Performing Arts Garage
(565 spaces)
Entrance on Grove, between Franklin and Gough.

Civic Center Plaza Garage
(793 spaces, underground)
Entrance on McAllister between Polk and Larkin.