YBCA Theater

700 Howard at Third St.
San Francisco

The YBCA Theater is the home of our Dance Series. The 755-seat state-of-the-art theater is located at the Center for Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens on the eastern edge of the Garden Esplanade bordering Third Street, between Mission and Howard Streets. The center is just a short walk from the Powell or Montgomery BART/Muni stations. Surrounding Yerba Buena Gardens are Moscone Convention Center, major hotels, galleries, and restaurants.

The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum is located at 701 Mission Street in San Francisco.

Seating Chart

Herbst Theatre Seat Map

See a more detailed seat map.


Public Transport

The Center is just a short walk from the Powell or Montgomery BART/Muni stations.

By Car From the Golden Gate Bridge

Follow Lombard Street turning right on Van Ness Avenue and proceed south two miles to City Hall. Turn left on Grove Street and proceed 3 blocks to Market Street. Cross Market to 8th Street and then one block later turn left to Mission Street. Proceed east on Mission to Third Street where you'll find the Center on the right.

BY car From the Bay Bridge

Take the Fremont Street exit to Howard Street. Turn left on Howard and proceed about three blocks to Third. You'll see the Center's Theater on the right at Third and Howard

By Car From the peninsula via 101

From the Fourth Street exit proceed onto Bryant Street, then turn left at Third Street. You'll find Center for the Arts along the left side of Third Street between Howard and Mission.


A dozen parking lots and two major garages for over 4,000 cars are all within one block of the center.

Dining Ideas

661 Howard St. (near Hawthorne Lane)
Even with a chef change, the Spanish food remains wonderful here. Great fish cheeks, fried potatoes, ice cream cones with chocolate mousse.—Michael Bauer

181 Third St. (at Howard, in W Hotel)
This austere but stylish restaurant buzzes with beautiful people. Sometimes the food is as good as it looks, like polentina soup, roasted duck breast. —Michael Bauer


San Francisco Marriott
55 Fourth St. (at Mission)

Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery St.