Davies Symphony Hall

201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco

The 2,743-seat Davies Symphony Hall is home of the San Francisco Symphony and part of the War Memorial Performing Arts Center, located next to the War Memorial Opera House on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco.

The hall is located on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco

Seating Chart

Davies Seating Map

See a more detailed seat map.


Public Transport

The MUNI Van Ness Station is only about 3 blocks south of the hall. MUNI lines 47 and 49 run along Van Ness Avenue and pass directly by the theater. The nearest BART station is Civic Center. Upon exiting the station follow Grove Street away from Market Street (west) for three blocks. Cross Van Ness Avenue on Grove Street.

By Car From the Golden Gate Bridge

After crossing the bridge, take US 101 to Lombard Street. Turn right on Van Ness Ave. Turn right on Grove, Davies Symphony Hall will be on your left. Continue on Grove St. to park in the Performing Arts Garage.

BY car From the Bay Bridge

After crossing the bridge, take the Ninth Street/Civic Center Exit onto Harrison Street. Go one block and turn right onto Ninth. Stay to the left and continue on Ninth across Market Street onto Hayes Street. Take Hayes to Franklin Street and turn right. Drive one block on Franklin to Grove Street for parking in the Performing Arts Garage.

By Car From the peninsula via 101

Take US101 North and exit at 9th Street. Turn left off the exit ramp onto 9th Street. Stay to the left and continue on 9th Street across Market Street onto Hayes Street. Take Hayes to Franklin Street and turn right. Drive one block on Franklin to Grove Street for parking in the Performing Arts Garage.


The largest parking lots in the area are the Performing Arts Garage on Grove Street at Gough and the Civic Center Garage on McAllister between Polk and Larkin

Dining Ideas

Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
398 Hayes Street (at Gough). French Bistro. Reservations strongly recommended.

Ananda Fuara Vegetarian Restaurant
1298 Market Street (at Larkin). Vegetarian Cuisine. Reservations not accepted.

California Pizza Kitchen
Civic Center, 524 Van Ness Avenue (between Golden Gate Street and McAllister). California Cuisine. Reservations not accepted.

Caffe Della Stelle
395 Hayes Street (at Gough). Italian Cuisine. Reservations recommended.

Canto do Brasil
41 Franklin Street (between Page and Oak). Authentic Brazilian Cuisine. Reservations recommended.

Indigo Restaurant
687 McAllister Street (between Gough and Franklin). California/American Cuisine. Reservations recommended.

Hayes Street Grill
320 Hayes Street (between Gough and Franklin). Seafood. Reservations strongly recommended.

300 Grove Street (at Franklin). French/California Cuisine. Reservations strongly recommended.

Laurels Cuban Restaurant
205 Oak Street (at Gough). Cuban Cuisine. Reservations accepted.

Mandarin Villa Restaurant
101 Oak Street (at Franklin). Mandarin, Hunan & Szechuan Cuisine. Reservations recommended.

Max’s Opera Café
601 Van Ness Avenue (at Golden GaOpearte Avenue). American Cuisine. Reservations not accepted.

131 Gough Street (between Oak and Page). American Bar and Bistro. Reservations recommended.

201 Franklin Street (at Fell). Food inspired by birthplace of jazz, local wines, cocktails from the old South. Reservations recommended.

Sushi Hana
800 Van Ness (at Eddy). Sushi. Reservations accepted.

525 Laguna Street (at Hayes). German Cuisine. Reservations accepted for parties over six.

330 Gough Street (between Linden and Hayes). Italian Cuisine. Reservations recommended.

Thépin Thai Cuisine
298 Gough Street (at Fell). Authentic Thai Cuisine. Reservations recommended.

Trader Vics
555 Golden Gate (at Van Ness Avenue). Polynesian theme restaurant.

Zuni Café
1658 Market Street (at Gough). California Cuisine. Reservations strongly recommended.


Near Davies Symphony Hall

Inn at the Opera
333 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Just a few blocks from Davies Symphony Hall, the Inn is an intimate boutique-type hotel with a friendly staff.

Hotel Whitcomb
1231 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-1411
This is a large hotel with over 450 rooms and many amenities, within easy walking distance of Davies Symphony Hall.

Other Neighborhoods

Queen Anne Hotel
1590 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
The Queen Anne Hotel is less than a 5 minute drive to Davies Symphony Hall, located just north of Japantown. The hotel was built in 1890 and has been restored to Victorian splendor, including rooms with period antiques and working fireplaces.

Huntington Hotel & Spa
1075 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
On scenic Nob Hill, the luxurious Huntington Hotel offers good-sized rooms with high-speed internet connections, an indoor swimming pool, and extensive spa.

Ritz Carlton
600 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
The Ritz Carlton is a 5-star/5-diamond hotel located on the east side of Nob Hill. The rooms provide a modem/data port for internet connections.

The Adagio
550 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Recently remodeled, The Adagio features modern interiors with clean lines and good-sized rooms with modem and data ports. The Adagio is located near the theater district and offers a town car service in the mornings.

Handlery Hotel
351 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
The Handlery Hotel is a nice mid-range hotel in the downtown area near the famed Union Square shopping district. The Handlery Hotel is a family-owned hotel with a friendly atmosphere. Their rooms have wireless internet capability.