The War Memorial Opera House was originally built in 1932 to be the home of both San Francisco’s Opera and Ballet. In honor of the men and women that served in the First World War, the Opera House, Veterans Building, and Memorial Court combine to make the War Memorial of San Francisco. With over 3,000 seats, the center houses events such as Ballets, Operas, recitals, plays, lectures, and gala events.
The stately building is host to a variety of events. In addition to opera and ballet performances, the 3146-seat auditorium is available for special presentations, lectures and concerts. With its ornate features and 38-foot ceiling, the grand Main Lobby makes an unforgettable setting for elegant cocktail receptions, sit-down dinners and celebrations. The War Memorial Opera House is one of the Bay Area’s most sought-after and unique venues, offering modern technology and the ambience of Old World Theater.
Tours are scheduled every Monday, except holidays, from 10am to 2pm on the hour every hour. Group tours should be reserved two weeks in advance.