The Herbst Theatre is a cornerstone of San Francisco performing arts,
with more than 200 shows presented on its stage every year. Distinguished as the
historic site of the United Nations Charter signing in 1945, it is now the
primary venue for many of the Bay Area's premier cultural organizations,
including City Arts & Lectures, San Francisco Performances, Philharmonia Baroque
Orchestra and SFJAZZ.
The Herbst Theatre is housed in the
which echoes the Beaux-Arts design of the
War Memorial Opera House
and is also home to The Green Room.
Adorned by a series of stunning Frank Brangwyn
murals originally painted for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition,
this 916-seat auditorium is an elegant and intimate space, perfect for everything
from concerts and recitals to graduations, lectures and performances.
CLOSURE NOTICE: To accommodate a seismic retrofit and renovation, the Veterans Building,
including the Herbst Theatre and The Green Room, will be closed for rentals from May 1, 2013
through August 31, 2015.
For specific information about rental availability and fees for the Herbst Theatre,
please contact Stephanie Smith,
Booking Administrator or see the
Herbst Theatre Brochure.
Take a virtual
look at the Herbst Theatre, courtesy of Ken Turkowsky
of Apple (QuickTime VR 155kb). Visit
Apple's site for QuickTime plug-in information.