The War Memorial Veterans Building is nearly identical to
the neighboring War
Memorial Opera House on the exterior. However, the interior
of the Veterans Building is arranged to accommodate various
cultural and veterans'activities. The Herbst Theatre occupies
the center of the building on the first three floors. Corridors
encircle the auditorium on each floor and open into offices
and meeting rooms on the outer sides. The fourth floor is
similarly organized around a central two-story sky lit sculpture
court, likewise surrounded by corridors which open into perimeter
exhibit and gallery spaces.
The first floor of the Veterans Building has a grand main
lobby providing access to the 916-seat Herbst
Theatre and the located in the
northeast corner, as well as to first floor corridors leading
to veterans and War Memorial administrative offices. On the
second floor, the Green
Room and its exterior loggia overlook Van Ness Avenue,
with veterans'meeting and conference rooms on the north, south
and west sides. The third and fourth floors, which housed
the galleries and offices of the San
Francisco Museum of Modern Art until 1994, are currently
occupied on a temporary basis by municipal offices, as well
as by the Museum of
Performance & Design, currently located
on the fourth floor.
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 Herbst
Theatre rental availability and fees, please contact
Stephanie Smith, Booking Administrator.
Room rental availability and fee information, please contact
Elizabeth Soberanes, Green Room Manager.