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Herbst Theatre : Directions & Parking

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Directions:

The Herbst Theatre is located inside the War Memorial Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness Avenue at McAllister Street.

If you are traveling from the South Bay or Peninsula

  • Take 101 North to the 9th Street Exit.
  • At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto 9th St.
  • Continue northbound across Market Street. You are now on Larkin Street.
  • At the third traffic light turn left onto McAllister.
  • Continue two blocks to Van Ness Avenue and turn left.

From the East Bay

  • Take I-80 West, via the Bay Bridge to the 9th Street/Civic Center Exit
  • Stay right on the exit ramp. Turn left onto Harrison Street.
  • Turn right onto 9th St.
  • Continue northbound across Market Street. You are now on Larkin Street.
  • At the third traffic light turn left onto McAllister.
  • Continue two blocks to Van Ness Avenue and turn left.

From the North Bay

  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Follow the signs to Downtown via Lombard St.
  • Turn right onto Van Ness Avenue.
  • Continue Southbound to McAllister Street.

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Parking:

The Performing Arts Garage - Grove Street between Franklin & Gough Streets (415) 252-8238. Accommodates 616 vehicles, and is open for all performances.

The Civic Center Garage - McAllister Street between Polk and Larkin Streets (415) 863-1537. Open for most performances.

There are several additional parking areas in the vicinity of the Performing Arts Center.

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Public Transit:

The Herbst Theatre, part of the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, is easily accessible by public transit.

Public transit information and trip planning for the entire San Francisco Bay Area can be found online at 511.org or by dialing "511" from any of the nine Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma).

Muni lines serving the War Memorial and Performing Arts Center include Bus Nos. 5, 21, 47 and 49. Other lines, including the underground MUNI Metro and the F streetcar line, stop nearby at Market Street and Van Ness Avenue. For up-to-date route and schedule information contact Muni at (415) 701-2311 or dial 311 within San Francisco.

BART lines serve the nearby "Civic Center" station at Market and Eighth Streets. For schedule information please contact BART at (415) 989-2278.
Notice for Civic Center Station Riders: The Civic Center elevator will be closed for construction from January 5, 2009 through April 2009. People who rely on the elevator to enter and exit at Civic Center should exit at Powell or Van Ness Stations. For information about the project or transit alternatives, contact BART Transit Information at (415) 989-2278.

The Civic Center area is also served by Golden Gate Transit (415 455-2000) from the North Bay, and Sam Trans (800 660-4287) from the South Bay. From the East Bay riders can take AC Transit (dial 511 anywhere in the Bay Area) to the Transbay Terminal, on Mission Street between First and Fremont Streets, and transfer to Muni lines such as the No. 5 Bus. Cal Train riders may call 800 660-4287 for service information.

511.org Telephone: 511
  TDD: 711 & request 511
Muni Telephone: (415) 701-2311 or
in SF dial 311
  TDD: (415) 701-2323
BART Telephone: (415) 989-2278
  TDD: (510) 839-2220
Golden Gate Transit Telephone: (415) 455-2000
  TDD: 711 & request phone no. above
Sam Trans Telephone: (800) 660-4287
  TDD: (650) 508-6448
AC Transit Telephone: 511
  TDD: (800) 448-9790
Cal Train Telephone: (800) 660-4287
  TDD: (650) 508-6448

 

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